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B.S. in Mathematics/Middle Childhood Education

Mathematical Sciences
Joseph Straight
212 Fenton Hall
Phone: (716) 673-3243
Fax: (716) 673-3804

The Mathematics/Middle Childhood Education program leads to Initial Certification in New York State to teach mathematics in grades 5 through 9.  Our program has achieved "national recognition" by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and is considered one of the top programs in the country for the preparation of mathematics teachers for the middle grades.

The following coursework is required:

  • MATH 122 University Calculus I
  • MATH 123 University Calculus II
  • MATH 210 Mathematical Structures and Proof
  • MATH 231 Linear Algebra
  • MAED 301 Mathematics for School Teachers I
  • MAED 302 Mathematics for School Teachers II
  • MAED 303 Mathematics for School Teachers III
  • MAED 310 Reading and Writing Mathematics
  • MATH 341 Geometry
  • MATH 381 History of Mathematics
  • One of the following statistics courses:
    STAT 150 Statistical Ideas
    STAT 200 Statistical Methods
    STAT 350 Probability and Statistics 
  • One of the following seminars:
    MATH 405 Senior Seminar
    MAED 410 Seminar: Math for High School Teachers
  • One additional MATH or STAT course numbered 311 or above
  • MAED 105 and MAED 106 Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics Education, with Field Experience
  • EDU 224 Adolescent Development
  • EDU 250 and EDU 251 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner, with Field Experience
  • MAED 276 Literacy and Technology for Science and Mathematics
  • The following three 1-credit courses:
    EDU 301 Child Abuse Reporting/Abduction Prevention
    EDU 302 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Abuse Prevention
    EDU 303 Fire Safety and SAVE Legislation
  • MAED 305 and MAED 313 Diversity in the Teaching of Science and Mathematics, with Field Experience
  • EDU 321 Teaching in the Middle School 
  • EDU 349 Educational Psychology
  • MAED 419 Secondary School Methods in Mathematics
  • MAED 416, 428, and 429 (Student Teaching Semester, 15 credits)
  • One of the following science packages:
    CHEM 115 and CHEM 125 General Chemistry I and Lab
    PHYS 230 and PHYS 232 University Physics I and Lab
    SCI 301, SCI 302, and SCI 303 Science for Elementary Educators I and II, plus Lab  

Mathematics/Middle Childhood Education: List of Required Courses and Advising Checklist



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