Middle School Junior/High Mathematics License

Students follow the elementary education Decision Points.

Only open to candidates who currently hold or who are pursuing a license in elementary: intermediate education.  Middle school/Junior High licensure in mathematics will be granted when the following criteria are met:

  • all requirements for the elementary intermediate license;
  • completion of the following mathematics content courses with a C- or better grade;
  • completion of the following mathematics content courses with a 2.5 minimum grade point average;
  • completion of the professional education courses with a 2.5 minimum grade-point average;
  • passing score on the PRAXIS II exam for middle school mathematics.

Middle school/junior high content area, mathematics, 24-31 hours.

MATH 161 - Applied Calculus 1 (3)

or

MATH 165 - Calculus 1 (4)

MATH 181 - Elementary Probability and Statistics (3)

MATH 310 - Topics in Algebra for the Elementary and Middle School Teacher (3)

MATH 316 - Topics in Number Theory for the Elementary and Middle School Teacher (3)

MATH 330 - Technology in Elementary and Middle School Mathematics (3)

MATH 360 - Topics in Geometry for the Elementary and Middle School Teacher (3)

Professional education, 6-12 hours

EDJH 385 - Principlees of Teaching in the Middle School (3)

MATH 393 - Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the Middle School (3)

Additional student teaching (0-6)

Additional student teaching may be waived if elementary student teaching is in grade 5 or grade 6.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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 use of graphing calculators 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.

181 Elementary Probability and Statistics (3)

Algebra-based introduction to statistical applications through descriptive methods, probability, normal distributions, confidence intervals, hypotheses tests, regression, and correlation.  Misuses of statistics and common probability misconceptions are discussed.  Statistical experiments and simulations are conducted.  Technology use is integrated throughout.

Prerequisite:  qualifying ACT or SAT score, or appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or MATH 108, or permission of the department chairperson.

310 Topics in Algebra for the Elementary and Middle School Teacher (3)

Development of algebraic concepts including variables, functions, and matrices, and applications of these topics in the elementary and middle school curriculum.

Prerequisite: MATH 202 with a C- or better grade.

316 Topics in Number Theory for the Elementary and Middle School Teacher (3)

The study of a collection of topics from the theory of numbers that have specific applications in the elementary and middle school curriculum.

Prerequisite:  MATH 202 with a C- or better grade.

330 Technology in Elementary and Middle School Mathematics (3)

The use of technology in elementary and middle school mathematics, such as spreadsheets, calculators, algebraic or geometric modeling tools, educational software, and World Wide Web applications.

Prerequisite:  MATH 202 with a C- or better grade.

360 Topics in Geometry for the  Elementary and Middle School Teacher (3)

Investigation of selected topics in geometry and measurement, from both historical and contemporary perspectives, with applications in the elementary and middle school curriculum.

Prerequisite:  MATH 202 with a C- or better grade.

393 Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the Middle School (3)

Introduction to national and state mathematics standards, curricular materials, instructional materials and methods, and assessment related to topics taught in middle school mathematics.

Prerequisite:  for teaching major in mathematics option 1 or option 2, MATH 250 with a grade of C- or better; for middle school/junior high mathematics license, MATH 202 with a grade of C- or better; permission to enroll in 300/400-level professional education courses.

Education:  Junior High/Middle School (EDJH)

385 Principles of Teaching in the Middle School (3)

Combines the theory and practice of teaching at the middle school level.  Includes the study of interdisciplinary planning and instructional strategies, cooperative learning, technology, classroom management, and current curricular issues.  Intensive in-school assignments, observations, participation, and direct contact with adolescents required.

Prerequisite:  permission of the department chairperson.

Parallel:  EDSE 380

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