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).
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:
|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|
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.
|Winter||MTH 4/595||MTH 4/596||MTH 4/597||MTH 4/594||MTH 4/590|
|Spring||MTH 4/594||MTH 4/590||
|MTH 4/595||MTH 4/592|
|Fall||MTH 4/593||MTH 4/592||MTH 4/592||MTH 4/596||MTH 4/597|
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 Bachelor's degree has been conferred.