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Minor in Mathematics for Middle School Teachers

PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
FARIBORZ MASEEH DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

Minor in Mathematics for Middle School Teachers

 

Minor in Mathematics for Middle School Teachers. This mathematics minor is intended for those who plan to enter a Graduate Teacher Education Program and be licensed in teaching Middle School Mathematics (grades 5-9). If you are interested in this minor please speak with one of the program advisers, Joe Ediger ediger@pdx.edu or Eva Thanheiser evat@pdx.edu. A student must complete a minimum of 35 credits (at least 9 of the upper-division credits must be taken in residence at PSU), to include the following:

 

  Credits
MTH 211, 212, 213 Foundations of Elementary Mathematics I, II, III 12
MTH 490 Computing in Mathematics for Middle School Teachers 3
MTH 491 Experimental Probability for Middle School Teachers 3
MTH 492 Problem Solving for Middle School Teachers 3
MTH 493 Geometry for Middle School Teachers 3
MTH 494 Arithmetic and Algebraic Structures for Middle School Teachers 3
MTH 495 Historical Topics in Mathematics for Middle School Teachers 3
MTH 496 Concepts of Calculus for Middle School Teachers 3
Approved elective course (please see the adviser)* 2-4
Total 35

Only grades of C-, P, or above count toward satisfying the requirements. No more than three courses with a grade of P may be counted toward these requirements. The prerequisites for the MTH 490's courses are MTH 111-112 and MTH 211-212-213.

*MTH 497 "Teaching and Learning in the Middle School Math Classroom" is included below as it is the top choice for the elective.

Projected Schedule

  2012 2013 2014 20015 2016
Winter MTH 4/594 MTH 4/592 MTH 4/595 MTH 4/596 MTH 4/597
Spring MTH 4/596 MTH 4/597 MTH 4/594 MTH 4/590 MTH 4/591
Summer MTH 4/591
MTH 4/595
MTH 4/597
MTH 4/593
MTH 4/594
MTH 4/596
MTH 4/590
MTH 4/592
MTH 4/597

MTH 4/591
MTH 4/593
MTH 4/595

MTH 4/590
MTH 4/594
MTH 4/596
Fall MTH 4/590 MTH 4/591 MTH 4/593 MTH 4/592 MTH 4/595

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students who are interested in this program and who already have a Bachelors degree should look at the companion program for graduate students, the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics for Middle School Teachers. PSU does not allow adding a minor after the Bachelors degree has been conferred.

For more information, please contact a minor adviser: Joe Ediger, ediger@pdx.edu or Eva Thanheiser, evat@pdx.edu.