Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics

Department of Mathematics

Elementary Education Major with Mathematics Minor

Elementary Education majors who complete a mathematics minor will possess the necessary concepts and skills to effectively teach both elementary and middle school mathematics.  Special field-based courses are available so that students will experience teaching mathematics (specifically at the middle school level) in addition to the other elementary school subjects.  Students in this program should be advised by faculty members in both the Departments of Elementary Education and Mathematics.  Early Childhood Education majors who wish to minor in mathematics should consult with faculty members in both the Departments of Early Childhood Education and Mathematics for appropriate course work and counseling.

The minor in mathematics for the elementary education major requires 25–26 unit hours, with each course completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher.  Students must also complete requirements for their major as specified by the Department of Elementary Education. The minor requires the six courses listed below, plus at least three additional unit hours of upper-division electives in mathematics.

Required Courses (22 units)

MATH 265 Elementary Linear Algebra (4 units)
MATH 273 Calculus I (4 units)
MATH 274 Calculus II (4 units)
MATH 301 History of Mathematics (3 units)
MATH 330 Introduction to Statistical Methods (4 units)
MATH 353 Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometries (3 units)

Upper-Division Mathematics Elective (3–4 units)
One course from the following:

MATH 331 Probability (4 units)
MATH 374 Differential Equations (3 units)
MATH 377 Mathematical Models (3 units)
MATH 420 Application of Technology for Secondary Teachers (3 units)

In addition to the required and elective courses listed above that comprise the minor in mathematics, other resources that will help the student complete this minor are:

Department of Mathematics
7800 York Road, Room 316 (campus map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-3091
Fax: 410-704-4149

Core Curriculum Requirements Checklist (PDF)

GenEd Requirements Checklist (PDF) (for graduation under catalogs prior to 2011-2012)





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