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Major Requirements

Minimum Total Hours: 124

Total Liberal Arts Hours: 60

For General Education Requirements see the requirements list that can be found under the General Education Council. Exceptions to the requirements are as follows: only one fine arts course is required (ART 101, MUS 104, OR FNA 102); PSY 203 should be taken to meet the behavioral science requirement. The requirements for the lab science and mathematics proficiency are met through the major.

Minimum Requirements:  Students must maintain a GPA of 2.7 in the major and overall. Students must also receive no grade less than a C in the major; a minimum grade of C+ in 100-level EDU courses; a minimum grade of B- in levels 200 and above EDU courses; and a minimum grade of C in CMC 101 and CMP 101.

Transfer Requirements: See institutional transfer policies.

Application to the Major: A standard institutional application form is to be submitted to the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics at the end of the sophomore year. A minimum overall GPA of 2.7 is required to be accepted to the major and must be maintained in order to remain in the major. In addition, students must apply to the Teacher Education Department after completing two EDU courses (usually EDU 185 and EDU 195) and must apply to student teach by the appropriate deadline. Contact the Teacher Education Department for specific deadlines and forms.

Major Requirements: 46 hours as follows:

  • 31 hours of mathematics: MTH 270, 281*, 282, 283, 302, 490, plus 12 hours mathematics electives 200-level or above excluding MTH 260-269 and MTH 361;
  • 4 hours of computer science: CSC 140;
  • 8 hours of physics: PHY 201* & 202;
  • 3-4 hours of natural science or computer science electives (natural Science is any course with a laboratory component).

Students who are pursuing Adolescence Education Mathematics for grades 7-12 (with an extension in Mathematics for grades 5-6) are also required to complete:

  • A 39-hour core of education courses (EDU 185, 195 & 195 OPE, 235, 260, 294, 357 & 357 OPE, 360 & 360 OPE, 385 & 385 OPE, PSY 230 Lab, 402A & 402B, 442);
  • Training in Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment;
  • Training in School Violence Prevention and Intervention;
  • 100 hours of fieldwork, called observation-participation experience (OPE).

Students who are pursuing dual certification in Adolescence Education Mathematics for grades 7-12 and Students with Disabilities 7-12 Generalist are required to complete:

  • A 48-hour core of education courses, including courses for teaching content to students with disabilities (EDU 185, 195 & 195 OPE, 235, 294, 357 & 357 OPE, 360 & 360 OPE, 365 & 365 OPE, 385 & 385 OPE, 390, PSY 203 Lab, HST 361, LIT 361, 402A & 402B, 442);
  • Training in Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment;
  • Training in School Violence Prevention and Intervention
  • 150 hours of fieldwork, called observation-participation experience (OPE).

* Passing the math placement could be required before enrolling in some introductory courses.