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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics Major with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major


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Students preparing to teach at the early childhood and childhood levels may double major in Mathematics and Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education. The mathematics portion of this program consists of 37 credits of mathematics, including Exploring Mathematics, the History of Mathematics, Real Analysis or Abstract Algebra, and the Foundations of Geometry. Students take a mathematical programming couse, as well as science courses in two different areas. In addition, students take the appropriate education courses to prepare them for the classroom.

Students are officially accepted into the mathematics major after completion of MTH 220, Introduction to Mathematical Structures, with a grade  of C or better. Students majoring in Mathematics and Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education are required to have a minimum overall GPA of 2.7 before moving into INCH coursework which typically begins fall semester of the junior year.

Core Curriculum Requirements


All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Mathematics Core for Mathematics Major with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education


The Mathematics core provides the foundation for all of our programs. Students take 5 courses (18 credits) listed below. The individual programs add mathematical depth and breadth. The Senior Comprehensive Problem Solving Seminar engages the student in integrating and applying a broad range of skills and concepts.

Required Courses for Mathematics Major with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education


In addition to the Mathematics core, students in the Mathematics Major with the Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major must take the 18 credit hours listed below.

Elective Courses for Mathematics Major with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education


Students with a Mathematics Major with the Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major must take both science and mathematics electives. These include:

  • Four credits of science including one science lab course.
  • Six credits in upper division mathematics courses from the following list:

Required Courses for Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Majors


Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major Requirements

Mathematics Senior Experience


The comprehensive experience evaluates student mastery in mathematical thinking.  Students are actively involved in investigating collections of non-routine problems from a variety of sources. Students will be required to demonstrate their understanding and application of fundamental concepts, processes, representations and communication of mathematics.

Sample Program


Freshman Year


  • Modern Foreign Language Credits: 6
  • Perspectives Enduring Questions (PEQ) Credits: 9
  • Health and Wellness Credits: 0

As well as:

Sophomore Year


  • Perspectives Enduring Questions Science (PEQ) and Lab Credits: 4
  • Perspectives Enduring Questions (PEQ) Credits: 6
  • Integrative Studies (IS) Credits: 3

As well as:

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