Middle Grades Mathematics, Bachelor of Science (730P, 730)
Department website: http://www.wku.edu/math
Patrick T. Brown, email@example.com, (270) 745-6247
A major in middle grades mathematics is for students who plan to teach mathematics in grades 5-9 only. The degree requires a second major in Science and Mathematics education (reference number 774). Upon successful completion of both majors, the student will receive a Bachelor of Science degree.
Students who wish to declare a 730 middle grades mathematics major will initially be designated as “seeking admission” until the following requirements have been satisfied:
- Complete 3 of the following with a “C” or better in each course: MATH 136, MATH 183, MATH 205, MATH 206, MATH 302.
- Have an overall GPA of at least 2.5 in all middle grades mathematics program courses (MATH 136 and above) completed prior to admission.
- Note: If a course is repeated, then the second grade is used to compute the GPA. If a course is repeated multiple times, then the average of all grades after the first attempt is used to compute the GPA.
Program Requirements (34 hours)
A baccalaureate degree requires a minimum of 120 unduplicated semester hours. More information can be found at www.wku.edu/registrar/degree_certification.php.
Students who began WKU in the Fall 2014 and thereafter should review the Colonnade requirements located at: https://www.wku.edu/colonnade/colonnaderequirements.php.
|MATH 136||Calculus I||4|
|MATH 183||Introductory Statistics||3|
|or STAT 301||Introductory Probability and Applied Statistics|
|MATH 205||Number Systems and Number Theory for Teachers||3|
|MATH 206||Fundamentals of Geometry for Teachers||3|
|MATH 302||Introduction to Advanced Mathematics for Middle Grades Teachers||3|
|or MATH 310||Introduction to Discrete Mathematics|
|MATH 304||Functions, Applications and Explorations||3|
|MATH 308||Rational Numbers and Data Analysis for Teachers||3|
|MATH 403||Geometry for Elementary and Middle School Teachers||3|
|or MATH 323||Geometry I|
|MATH 411||Problem Solving for Elementary and Middle School Teachers||3|
|or MATH 421||Problem Solving for Secondary Teachers|
|MATH 413||Algebra and Technology for Middle Grades Teachers||3|
|MATH 490||Seminar in Middle Grades Mathematics||3|
|or MATH 498||Senior Seminar|
Students must attain a grade of “C” or better in each required course and must have a 2.5 GPA overall in required mathematics courses.
Finish in Four Plan
|MATH 136||4||MATH 183||3|
|SMED 101||3||MATH 205||3|
|ENG 100||3||SMED 102||3|
|Colonnade: Natural & Physical Sciences||3||COMM 145||3|
|Colonnade: Arts & Humanities||3||Colonnade: Social & Behavioral||3|
|MATH 302||3||MATH 206||3|
|MATH 308||3||MATH 304||3|
|SMED 310||3||SMED 320||3|
|ENG 200||3||Colonnade: Natural & Physical Sciences with Lab||3|
|World Language, if needed OR General Elective||3||World Language, if needed OR General Elective||3|
|MATH 411||3||MATH 403||3|
|MATH 413||3||SMED 360||3|
|SMED 340||3||ENG 300||3|
|Colonnade: Connections (Social & Cultural)||3||Colonnade: Connections (Local to Global)||3|
|MATH 490||3||SMED 489||3|
|SMED 470||3||MGE 490||10|
|Colonnade: Connections (Systems)||3|
|Total Hours 120|