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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
2
MATH 2802 Concepts & Methods in Middle School Mathematics
3
MATH 3840 Strategies in Teaching Middle School Mathematics
3
MATH 4821 Elements of Algebra
3
MATH 4822 Elements of Geometry
3
MATH 4823 Introduction to Infinite Processes
5
MATH 4851 Prob & Stat for Mid/HS Math
3
MATH 4871 Algebraic Concepts for Teachers
3

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


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