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).

Requirements:

Courses

A student must complete the following 36 credit program (12 credits must be upper-division; 9 of these 12 upper-division credits must be taken in residence at PSU):

Required Courses for the Minor in Mathematics for Middle School Teachers
Course Credits
MTH 211, 212, 213 Foundations of Elementary Mathematics I, II, III 12
MTH 491 Experimental Probability for Middle School Teachers 4
MTH 493 Geometry for Middle School Teachers 4
MTH 494 Arithmetic and Algebraic Structures for Middle School Teachers 4
MTH 495 Historical Topics in Mathematics for Middle School Teachers 4
MTH 496 Concepts of Calculus for Middle School Teachers 4
MTH 497 Mathematics in the Middle School Classroom 4

Refer to the Course Planning Guide for projected course offerings.

Grades

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.

Declare the minor

Directions on how to declare a minor.

Post-bacs

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.

GTEP (Graduate Teacher Education Program)

The Minor in Mathematics for Middle School Teachers fulfills the requirements for a Departmental Recommendation for Foundational Mathematics

Questions?

During the summer term 2020, please contact Dr. Steven Boyce (sboyce@pdx.edu) if you have questions about this program.