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Get the training you need to be a math teacher.
The Mathematics for Elementary Education Major gives you an edge in your teaching career. Learn topics in mathematics for elementary school teachers, including number theory, number and operations for teachers, geometry, statistics, mathematical modeling, and calculus. This major serves as a second major for elementary education majors. It prepares pre-service teachers to be mathematical leaders in elementary schools.
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MA-130 Number and Operations for Teachers
Develops understanding of the mathematical content of number and operations at the deep level required for successful elementary and middle school teaching.
MA-131 Patterns, Functions, and Algebra for Teachers
Develops understanding of the mathematical content of patterns, functions, and algebra at the deep level required for successful elementary and middle school teaching.
MA-132 Geometry, Measurement, Probability, and Statistics for Teachers
Develops understanding of the mathematical content of geometry, measurement, probability, and statistics at the deep level required for successful elementary and middle school teaching.
Review of exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometric functions, identities, and equations; systems of linear equations and inequalities; conic sections; and applications.
MA-200 Calculus I
Limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration of functions, the fundamental theorem of calculus, L’Hôpital’s Rule, applications including related rates, optimization, and area.
MA-201 Calculus II
Techniques of integration, infinite sequences and series, power series, applications including volume and functional approximation.
MA-240 Theory of Proof
Logic and proof, set theory, math induction, relations, functions, sequences and convergence, limits and continuity, congruences, introductions to groups.
MA-302 Probability and Statistics
Descriptive statistics, probability theory, combinatorics, correlation, regression, and inference techniques.
MA-303 Mathematical Modeling
The development, analysis, and application of continuous and discrete-time models from the physical, financial, and life sciences.
MA-360 Number Theory
Divisibility properties of integers, prime numbers, the Euclidean algorithm, the unique factorization theorem, congruences, Diophantine equations, number theoretic functions.
ED-425 Seminar: Applying Education Principles
Guided analyses and application of principles and procedures for students completing their practicum.
ED-435 Practicum in Teaching: Elementary School
Principles, techniques, and responsibility of planning, executing, and evaluating teaching and learning for a full semester.