The major in middle childhood education is administered by the Department of Education.  Students who choose this major are required to select two curriculum content areas from language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

Proposed curriculum for students seeking Middle Childhood licensure in Mathematics
Effective Fall 2016
For students entering the University in Fall 2016 or later

22 credits:

MT 135 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (or MT 133-134)

  • no prerequisite
  • offered every semester

MT 162 Mathematics from Nonwestern Cultures

  • no prerequisite
  • offered in spring of even numbered years (2016, 2018, 2020, etc.)

MT 175 Foundations of Elementary Mathematics

  • no prerequisite
  • offered every fall, with possibility of spring offerings

MT 221 Combinatorics, Probability, and Statistics in Middle School Mathematics

  • no prerequisite
  • QA course (if approved)
  • offered in spring of odd numbered years (2017, 2019, 2021, etc.)

MT 241 Numerical and Algebraic Concepts for Middle School Mathematics Teachers

  • pre- or co-requisite: MT 175
  • offered in fall of odd numbered years (2015, 2017, 2019, etc.)

MT 251 Geometry for Middle School Mathematics Teachers

  • prerequisite: MT 135 or MT 175
  • offered in fall of even numbered years (2016, 2018, 2020, etc.)

Three additional credits of MT or CS courses.

Planned Math course offerings through Spring 2019, click here.

Some of these courses are offered only every two years, and others are offered only once per year. Middle childhood education majors pursuing the mathematics curriculum content area should take MT 135 and MT 160 during their first year, to ensure that they have satisfied the prerequisites for MT 241 and MT 251 in time to take those courses.