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Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

W.C. Morris Building, Room 222
Warrensburg, MO 64093
P:660-543-4930 F:660-543-8013
Dr. Xiaodong Yue, Department Chair

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics Education Minor

Certification to teach mathematics in grades 5-9 with a middle school-junior high major.
Elementary education majors 1-6 may use this as an area of concentration.

A graduate with a Mathematics Minor for a Bachelor of Science in Education degree will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Teach mathematics to a diverse population of 5-9 learners by applying relevant learning theories, using a variety of teaching strategies, and incorporating materials, technology, and resources.
  • Understand the appropriate uses of technology as tools for representing mathematical ideas, investigating patterns, testing conjectures, and representing data.
  • Communicate his/her mathematical thinking coherently, analyze and evaluate the mathematical thinking of others, and use the language of mathematics to express mathematical ideas precisely.
  • Use representations to model and interpret physical, social, and mathematical phenomena.
  • Understand how mathematical ideas interconnect and build on one another to produce a coherent whole and apply mathematics in contexts outside of mathematics.

Minor Requirement - 25 credit hours

Course Title Credit
MATH 1800* Introduction to Teaching Elementary & Middle School Mathematics
MATH 2802 Concepts & Methods in Middle School Mathematics
MATH 3840 Strategies in Teaching Middle School Mathematics
MATH 4821 Elements of Algebra
MATH 4822 Elements of Geometry
MATH 4823 Introduction to Infinite Processes
MATH 4851 Prob & Stat for Mid/HS Math
MATH 4871 Algebraic Concepts for Teachers

*Course has prerequisite(s) not listed in the program.