The Math concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Education in Middle Level Education degree prepares students to teach mathematics to children in grades 4 through 8. Upon successful completion of this program, students will earn a bachelor's degree and be eligible for Pennsylvania teaching certification.
Qualified undergraduate students in this concentration may be eligible to participate in the accelerated B.S.Ed.-to-M.Ed. program, which enables them to take graduate courses that apply to both their bachelor's degree in Middle Level Education: Math and (thereafter) a master's in Integrative STEM Education K-12.
The Master of Education in Teacher Education: Integrative STEM Education K-12 focuses on best practices for developing rigorous, relevant, innovative and engaging integrative practices for incorporating STEM principles across disciplines.
Through the accelerated program, students can complete both degrees at Cal U with a total of 142 credits.
Dr. Diane Fine
These programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Cal U's education programs have also been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954, and we are continuing with the successor organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
The following curriculum shows the requirements for completing the bachelor's degree under the accelerated B.S.Ed.-to-M.Ed. program. Additional graduate-level courses are required to complete the master's degree; refer to the graduate academic catalog for these requirements.
|General Education Courses||40-41|
|CHD 250 Health and PE Methods for PreK-4||3|
|CHD 350 Family and Community Collaborations||3|
|ECO 102 Econ for El. Ed.||1|
|EDU 333 Technology for Teaching and Learning||3|
|EDU 350 Supporting Eng. Lang. Learners||3|
|ESP 210 Special Education Foundations and Collaborations||3|
|ENG 101 Composition I||3|
|GEO 102 Geographic Sys. for El. Ed.||1|
|HIS 101 U.S. History to 1877 OR HIS 102 U.S. History since 1877||3|
|MAT 181 College Algebra||3|
|MAT 215 Statistics||3|
|POS 102 American Gov. for El. Ed.||1|
|UNI 100 First-Year Seminar||1|
|Any Natural Science Course with Lab||3|
|British/American Lit Course (from approved list)||3|
|Fine Arts Elective||3|
|Required Major Courses
|CHD 413 Content Area Literacy Field Experience*||3|
|CHD 450 Assessment and Data Literacy*||3|
|EDE 375 Foundations of Integrative STEM Ed. K-12||3|
|ELM 200 Intro to Middle Level Ed.||3|
|ELM 220 Inst. and Assess in 4-8 Class.||3|
|ELM 301 Read Methods Assess.*||3|
|ELM 302 Lang Arts Methods Assess.*||3|
|ELM 311 Math Methods Assess.*||3|
|ELM 321 Science Methods Assess.*||3|
|ELM 331 Soc St Methods Assess.*||3|
|ELM 415 Middle Level Education Field Experience*||3|
|ELM 461 Student Teaching and School Law||12|
|MAT 191 College Trigonometry||3|
|MAT 272 Discrete Math||3|
|MAT 281 Calculus||3|
|MAT 303 Geometry||3|
|MAT 341 Linear Algebra||3|
|MAT 400 Mathematical Modeling||3|
|Required Related Courses||12|
|ESP 311 Assess Positive Behavior Interv.||3|
|ESP 412 Evidence-Based Practices*||3|
|PSY 206 Adolescent Psychology||3|
|PSY 208 Educational Psy. (PSY 100 waived)||3|
|EDE 701 Stand. Aligned Curr., Inst. and Asmt.||3|
|EDE 752 Mathematics as Problem Solving||3|
- ALL ELM, CHD and ESP courses require current clearances and minimum 2.5 GPA to register for course, except ELM 200 and 220 which require 2.0 GPA to register.
- All courses required for certification with a grade of C- or lower must be repeated.
- Candidates must follow policies for Admission to Teacher Education as stated in the Teacher Education Handbook.
- Courses marked with asterisk are restricted to candidates Admitted to Teacher Education.
- Pre-requisites for ELM 220 and all 300-level ELM and CHD courses is ELM 200.
- State licensure for exams must be passed before student teaching.
- Undergraduate students must achieve at least junior standing to take graduate-level coursework.
Approved American/British Lit. Courses
- ENG 107 Intro to Fiction
- ENG 125 The American West
- ENG 127 Women as Hero
- ENG 148 Horror in Literature
- ENG 150 Baseball in Literature
- ENG 155 Black Literature
- ENG 160 Intro to British and American Literature
- ENG 203 Great Books
- ENG 301 English Lit I (pre-req ENG 101 and 102)
- ENG 302 English Lit II (pre-req ENG 101 and 102)
- ENG 337 Survey of Am. Lit. I (pre-req ENG 101 and 102)
- ENG 338 Survey of Am. Lit. II (pre-req ENG 101 and 102)
- HON 250 Honors Composition II (pre-req Hon 150)
Students accepted into a teacher certification program must be admitted to Teacher Education before they may register for upper-level, restricted courses. Please refer to the Teacher Education Program Student Handbook for details on Admission to Teacher Education requirements.
Undergraduate students in the accelerated program may register for no more than 6 graduate credits in any one term, and in terms when a graduate course is registered, the student may not register for more than 18 total credits.
It is the student’s responsibility to apply and meet the qualifications of the graduate program portion of the accelerated program. Failure to follow through with enrollment in the accelerated graduate program will result in additional undergraduate credits to complete the bachelor’s degree, as outlined in the Undergraduate Credit for Graduate Courses policy.
Additional accelerated program requirements may be found at: https://www.calu.edu/inside/forms/_files/academic-affairs/accelerated-program-application.pdf
- Undergraduate: https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/bachelors/middle-level-education/mathematics.aspx
- Graduate: https://www.calu.edu/academics/graduate/masters/stem/index.aspx
Note: The curriculum was updated Nov. 9, 2020, per the Office of Academic Records.