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Post-Baccalaureate Middle School/Junior High Mathematics License

This 37-38 hour program is open only to candidates who currently hold an elementary, middle school or special education license. Middle school/junior high licensure in mathematics will be granted when the following criteria are met:

  • Completion of the following mathematics content courses with a 3.0 minimum GPA, with grade of C- or better in 100-and 200-level mathematics content courses and grade of C or better in 500-and 600-level mathematics content courses.
  • Completion of the following professional education courses with a 3.0 minimum GPA, with grade of C or better in all professional education courses.
  • Passing score on Praxis II for Middle School Mathematics; and
  • Decision Point requirements. 

Mathematics content:

MATH 201 - Number, Algebra, and Probability for the Elementary Teacher (4)

MATH 202 - Data Analysis, Geometry, and Measurement for the Elementary Teacher (3)

MATH 161 - Applied Calculus 1 (3)

or

MATH 165 - Calculus 1 (4)

and

MATH 514 - Algebra and Functions for Elementary and Middle School Teachers (3)

MATH 517 - Number Systems and Number Theory for Elementary and Middle School Teachers (3)

MATH 542 - Geometry and Measurement for Elementary and Middle School Teachers (3)

MATH 623 - Data Analysis and Probability for Teachers (3)

MATH 631 - Technology for Mathematics Teachers (3)

Professional education:

MATH 690 - Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics Education (3)

EDJH 512 - Instructional Strategies and Approaches in Junior High and Middle School (3)

EDJH 690 - Practicum in Junior High/Middle School Education (1-9)

                                                                                                                                                                                                

161 Applied Calculus 1 (3)

Discussion of limits, derivatives, differentials, and definite and indefinite integrals.  Focuses on the application of these topics in the applied sciences.

Prerequisite:  C- or better in MATH 111, or an appropriate score on the SAT/ACT or on the mathematics placement test, or permission of the department chairperson.

Not open to students who have credit in MATH 165.

165 Calculus 1 (4)

Differential calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions and applications, antidifferentiation and the Riemann integral.  Includes the sue of graphing calculus and computer software.

Prerequisite:  C- or better in MATH 111 and MATH 112 or sufficient background in algebra and trigonometry as evidenced by the student's SAT/ACT scores and/or score on the mathematics placement test, or permission of the department chairperson.

201 Number, Algebra, and Probability for the Elementary Teacher (4)

In-depth treatment of concepts underlying common topics in the elementary mathematics curriculum including concepts in number and operation, algebra, and probability.  Use of selected concrete manipulatives and technology is included.

Prerequisite:  Any of the following: qualifying ACT or SAT score, or appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or credit in MATH 108 with a C- or better, or permission of the department chairperson. 

Open only to option 1 mathematics teaching majors, or majors in elementary, special, or early childhood education.

202 Data Analysis, Geometry, and Measurement for the Elementary Teacher (3)

In-depth treatment of concepts underlying common topics in the elementary mathematics curriculum including concepts in data analysis, geometry, and mearsurement.  Use of selected concrete manipulatives and technology is included.

Prerequisite: MATH 201 with a C- or better grade.

514 Algebra and Functions for Elementary and Middle School Teachers (3)

Algebra as the study of patterns, as a symbolic language, as a tool for problem solving, as the study of functions, as generalized arithmetic, and as a way of modeling physical situations.

Prerequisite:  At least one year of elementary or middle school teaching experience or permission of the department chairperson.

517 Number Systems and Number Theory for Elementary and Middle School Teachers (3)

Number development, number systems, properties and characteristics of classes of numbers, number sense, number theory, operations and their relationships, and algorithms.

Prerequisite:  At least one year of elementary or middle school teaching experience or permission of the department chairperson. 

542 Geometry and Measurement for Elementary and Middle School Teachers (3)

Students will develop visualization skills; identify two-and three-dimensional shapes and know their properties; connect geometry to other mathematical topics; research historical topics relevant to elementary and middle school geometry.

Prerequisite:  at least one year of elementary or middle school teaching experience or permission of the department chairperson.

623 Data Analysis and Probability for Teachers (3)

Students will select and use appropriate statistical methods to analyze data, develop, and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on data, and understand and apply the basic concepts of probability.

Prerequisite:  At least one year of teaching experience or permission of the department chairperson.

631 Technology for Mathematics Teachers (3)

Modeling, computational, and communication tools used in teaching mathematics.

Prerequisite:  At least one year of teaching experience or permission of the department chairperson.

690 Seminar in Mathematics (1-6)

For students who wish to pursue some particular problem or group of problems in mathematics.  Assigned readings and conferences.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned.

Education:  Junior High/Middle School (EDJH)

512 Instructional Strategies and Approaches in Junior High and Middle School (3)

Circumstances affecting instruction in junior high and middle school are analyzed.  Students are encouraged to be creative and effective in structuring and developing instructional methods, techniques, units, materials, and evaluation procedures appropriate for junior high and middle school students.

690 Practicum in Junior High/Middle School Education (1-9)

Study and analysis of specific classroom procedures in a school setting as related to a specific education problem offering perspective on the entire educational task of the junior high/middle school.  Offered credit/no credit only.

Prerequisite:  permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned.

 

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