Math Middle Childhood Specialist - B.S. Degree

Mathematical Sciences
Office: 150  Fenton Hall

(716) 673-3243

Dr. Junaid Zubari, Chairperson
Dr. Lan Cheng, Department Coordinator

Dr. Keary Howard, Mathematics Education Coordinator

Email: mathematics.department@fredonia.edu

Website: https://www.fredonia.edu/academics/colleges-schools/college-liberal-arts-sciences/mathematics-adolescence-education

Major Requirements

MATH 122University Calculus I

4

MATH 123University Calculus II

4

MATH 210Mathematical Structures and Proof

4

MATH 231Linear Algebra

4

MATH 201Concepts of Foundational Mathematics: A Problem Solving Approach

3

MATH 202Concepts of Foundational Mathematics II

3

MAED 303Advanced Mathematics for School Teachers

3

MAED 310Reading and Writing Mathematics

3

MATH 341Geometry

3

STAT 150Statistical Ideas

3

or

MAED 240Statistics for School Teachers

3

or

STAT 350Probability and Statistics

3

MATH 381History of Mathematics

3

MATH 405Senior Seminar

1

One additional MATH or STAT course numbered 311 or higher

3

MAED 105Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics Education

3

and

MAED 106Contemporary Mathematics Education - Field Experience

0

EDU 224Adolescent Development

3

EDU 250Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

3

and

EDU 251Practicum in Inclusive Education II

1

MAED 276Literacy and Technology for Science and Mathematics

3

EDU 303Safe Schools/Healthy Students-DASA: Safety Education/Fire and Arson/School Violence

1

EDU 304Safe Schools & Healthy Students

1

MAED 305Diversity in the Teaching of Science and Mathematics

3

and

MAED 313Diversity in the Teaching of Science and Mathematics Field Experience

0

EDU 321Teaching in the Middle School

3

EDU 349Educational Psychology

3

MAED 417Middle School (Grades 5-9) Methods in Mathematics

3

MAED 416Math Student Teaching Seminar

3

MAED 428Student Teaching for Mathematics/Middle Childhood Education: Grades 5-6 Placement

6

MAED 429Student Teaching for Mathematics/Middle Childhood Education: Grades 7-9 Placement

6

Total Credit Hours:83

All mathematics majors must complete a science course and its laboratory selected from the following:

Chemistry:

CHEM 115General Chemistry Lecture I

3

and

CHEM 125General Chemistry Laboratory I

1

Total Credit Hours:4

or

Physics:

PHYS 230University Physics I

4

and

PHYS 232University Physics I Lab

1

Total Credit Hours:5

NOTE:

  • Majors in the Middle Childhood Specialist - Mathematics Track may satisfy this requirement by taking SCI 301, SCI 302, and SCI 303.

Total Credit Hours: 87-88

Candidates in all education programs are required to demonstrate competence in a language other than English (American Sign Language, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish). Proficiency requirement met by the following:

  • Fredonia Placement Exam determination of Fredonia Foundations courses 100 and 110 in the same World Language or course 110 (or higher) in World Language.
  • Proficiency may also be fulfilled by qualifying AP, IB, CLEP Exam scores or transferred courses of Elem I and Elem II of same language, as verified by Registrar’s Office.

The General Education foreign language requirement meets the certification requirement. 

Students may double major in Mathematics-Middle Childhood Education Specialist and Mathematics, or in Mathematics-Middle Childhood Specialist and Applied Mathematics by completing all of the requirements for both majors.

Mathematics majors are encouraged to take additional courses in computer science consistent with their career and educational goals.

For certification information, please consult the Education section of the catalog.