# Middle Grades Education (BS), Mathematics and Sciences Concentration

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## Plan Requirements

**Middle Grades Education (BS): Mathematics and Sciences Concentration: 121 Total Units**

Code | Title | Hours | Counts towards |
---|---|---|---|

Communication and English | |||

COM 112 | Interpersonal Communication | 3 | |

ENG 101 | Academic Writing and Research ^{1} | 4 | |

History & Philosophy of Science | |||

Select one of the following: | 3 | ||

Scientific Revolution and European Society, 1500-1800 | |||

Rise of Modern Science | |||

Technology in History | |||

Philosophy of Science | |||

Science and Civilization | |||

Mathematics | |||

MA 141 | Calculus I | 4 | |

MA 241 | Calculus II | 4 | |

MA 114 | Introduction to Finite Mathematics with Applications | 3 | |

MA 225 | Foundations of Advanced Mathematics | 3 | |

MA 408 | Foundations of Euclidean Geometry | 3 | |

Select one of the following: | 3 | ||

Computer Science Principles - The Beauty and Joy of Computing | |||

Introduction to Computing-FORTRAN | |||

CSC 200 | |||

Select one of the following: | 3 | ||

Statistics by Example | |||

Introduction to Statistics | |||

Introduction to Probability and Distribution Theory | |||

Mathematics Elective | 3 | ||

Sciences | |||

BIO 181 | Introductory Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity | 4 | |

BIO 183 | Introductory Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology | 4 | |

CH 101 | Chemistry - A Molecular Science | 3 | |

CH 102 | General Chemistry Laboratory | 1 | |

CH 201 | Chemistry - A Quantitative Science | 3 | |

CH 202 | Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory | 1 | |

PY 131 | Conceptual Physics | 4 | |

MEA 101 | Geology I: Physical | 3 | |

MEA 110 | Geology I Laboratory | 1 | |

MEA 130 | Introduction to Weather and Climate | 3 | |

MEA 135 | Introduction to Weather and Climate Laboratory | 1 | |

Professional Education | |||

EMS 375 | Methods of Teaching Science I | 3 | |

EMS 476 | Student Teaching in Science | 4 | |

ECI 305 | Equity and Education | 3 | |

ECI 416 | Teaching Exceptional Students in the Mainstreamed Classroom | 3 | |

ELP 344 | School and Society | 3 | |

EMS 476 | Student Teaching in Science | 4 | |

EMS 470 | Methods and Materials for Teaching Mathematics | 3 | |

EMS 471 | Student Teaching in Mathematics | 4 | |

EMS 474 | Teaching Mathematics Topics in the Middle Grades | 3 | |

ECI 309 | Teaching in the Middle Years | 3 | |

ECI 306 | Middle Years Reading | 3 | |

EMS 373 | Instructional Materials in Science | 3 | |

or EMS 480 | Teaching Mathematics with Technology | ||

HESM 280 | Responding to Emergencies | 2 | |

EDP 304 | Educational Psychology | 3 | |

GEP Courses | |||

GEP Humanities | 6 | ||

GEP Health and Exercise Studies | 2 | ||

GEP Additional Breadth (Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts) | 3 | ||

GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives | 2 | ||

GEP U.S. Diversity (verify requirement) | |||

GEP Global Knowledge (verify requirement) | |||

Foreign Language Proficiency (verify requirement) | |||

Free Elective | 2 | ||

Total Hours | 123 |

^{1} | A grade of C- or higher is required. |

^{2} | Students should consult their academic advisors to determine which courses fill this requirement. |

### Mathematics Electives

Code | Title | Hours | Counts towards |
---|---|---|---|

BMA 573 | Mathematical Modeling of Physical and Biological Processes I | 3 | |

BMA 574 | Mathematical Modeling of Physical and Biological Processes II | 3 | |

CSC 416 | Introduction to Combinatorics | 3 | |

CSC 427 | Introduction to Numerical Analysis I | 3 | |

CSC 428 | Introduction to Numerical Analysis II | 3 | |

CSC 565 | Graph Theory | 3 | |

CSC 580 | Numerical Analysis I | 3 | |

CSC 583 | Introduction to Parallel Computing | 3 | |

E 531 | Dynamic Systems and Multivariable Control I | 3 | |

ECG 528 | Options and Derivatives Pricing | 3 | |

FIM 528 | 3 | ||

FIM 548 | Monte Carlo Methods for Financial Math | 3 | |

FIM 549 | Financial Risk Analysis | 3 | |

ISE 505 | Linear Programming | 3 | |

LOG 335 | Symbolic Logic | 3 | |

MA 103 | Topics in Contemporary Mathematics | 3 | |

MA 103A | Topics in Contemporary Mathematics | 3 | |

MA 105 | Mathematics of Finance | 3 | |

MA 114 | Introduction to Finite Mathematics with Applications | 3 | |

MA 116 | Introduction to Scientific Programming (Math) | 3 | |

MA 132 | Computational Mathematics for Life and Management Sciences | 1 | |

MA 151 | Calculus for Elementary Education I | 3 | |

MA 152 | Calculus for Elementary Education II | 3 | |

MA 205 | Elements of Matrix Computations | 3 | |

MA 225 | Foundations of Advanced Mathematics | 3 | |

MA 242 | Calculus III | 4 | |

MA 302 | Numerical Applications to Differential Equations | 1 | |

MA 303 | Linear Analysis | 3 | |

MA 305 | Introductory Linear Algebra and Matrices | 3 | |

MA 315 | Mathematics Methods in Atmospheric Sciences | 4 | |

MA 325 | Introduction to Applied Mathematics | 3 | |

MA 331 | Differential Equations for the Life Sciences | 3 | |

MA 335 | Symbolic Logic | 3 | |

MA 341 | Applied Differential Equations I | 3 | |

MA 351 | Introduction to Discrete Mathematical Models | 3 | |

MA 401 | Applied Differential Equations II | 3 | |

MA 402 | Mathematics of Scientific Computing | 3 | |

MA 403 | Introduction to Modern Algebra | 3 | |

MA 405 | Introduction to Linear Algebra | 3 | |

MA 407 | Introduction to Modern Algebra for Mathematics Majors | 3 | |

MA 408 | Foundations of Euclidean Geometry | 3 | |

MA 410 | Theory of Numbers | 3 | |

MA 412 | Long-Term Actuarial Models | 3 | |

MA 413 | Short-Term Actuarial Models | 3 | |

MA 416 | Introduction to Combinatorics | 3 | |

MA 421 | Introduction to Probability | 3 | |

MA 425 | Mathematical Analysis I | 3 | |

MA 426 | Mathematical Analysis II | 3 | |

MA 427 | Introduction to Numerical Analysis I | 3 | |

MA 428 | Introduction to Numerical Analysis II | 3 | |

MA 430 | Mathematical Models in the Physical Sciences | 3 | |

MA 432 | Mathematical Models in Life Sciences | 3 | |

MA 437 | Applications of Algebra | 3 | |

MA 440 | Game Theory | 3 | |

MA 444 | Problem Solving Strategies for Competitions | 1 | |

MA 450 | Methods of Applied Mathematics I | 3 | |

MA 451 | Methods of Applied Mathematics II | 3 | |

MA 491 | Reading in Honors Mathematics | 1-6 | |

MA 493 | Special Topics in Mathematics | 1-6 | |

MA 494 | Major Paper in Math | 1 | |

MA 499 | Independent Research in Mathematics | 1-6 | |

MA 501 | Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists I | 3 | |

MA 502 | Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists II | 3 | |

MA 504 | Introduction to Mathematical Programming | 3 | |

MA 505 | Linear Programming | 3 | |

MA 507 | Survey of Real Analysis | 3 | |

MA 508 | Survey of Geometry | 3 | |

MA 509 | Survey of Abstract Algebra | 3 | |

MA 510 | Selected Topics In Mathematics For Secondary Teachers | 1-6 | |

MA 511 | Introduction to Advanced Calculus | 3 | |

MA 512 | Advanced Calculus | 3 | |

MA 513 | Introduction To Complex Variables | 3 | |

MA 515 | Analysis I | 3 | |

MA 518 | Geometry of Curves and Surfaces | 3 | |

MA 520 | Linear Algebra | 3 | |

MA 521 | Abstract Algebra I | 3 | |

MA 522 | Computer Algebra | 3 | |

MA 523 | Linear Transformations and Matrix Theory | 3 | |

MA 524 | Combinatorics I | 3 | |

MA 526 | Mathematical Analysis II | 3 | |

MA 528 | 3 | ||

MA 531 | Dynamic Systems and Multivariable Control I | 3 | |

MA 532 | Ordinary Differential Equations I | 3 | |

MA 534 | Introduction To Partial Differential Equations | 3 | |

MA 537 | Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos | 3 | |

MA 540 | Uncertainty Quantification for Physical and Biological Models | 3 | |

MA 544 | Computer Experiments In Mathematical Probability | 3 | |

MA 546 | Probability and Stochastic Processes I | 3 | |

MA 547 | Stochastic Calculus for Finance | 3 | |

MA 548 | Monte Carlo Methods for Financial Math | 3 | |

MA 549 | Financial Risk Analysis | 3 | |

MA 551 | Introduction to Topology | 3 | |

MA 555 | Introduction to Manifold Theory | 3 | |

MA 561 | Set Theory and Foundations Of Mathematics | 3 | |

MA 565 | Graph Theory | 3 | |

MA 573 | Mathematical Modeling of Physical and Biological Processes I | 3 | |

MA 574 | Mathematical Modeling of Physical and Biological Processes II | 3 | |

MA 580 | 3 | ||

MA 583 | Introduction to Parallel Computing | 3 | |

MA 584 | Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations--Finite Difference Methods | 3 | |

MA 587 | Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations--Finite Element Method | 3 | |

MA 591 | Special Topics | 1-6 | |

MBA 528 | 3 | ||

MEA 315 | Mathematics Methods in Atmospheric Sciences | 4 | |

OR 504 | Introduction to Mathematical Programming | 3 | |

OR 505 | Linear Programming | 3 | |

OR 531 | Dynamic Systems and Multivariable Control I | 3 | |

OR 565 | Graph Theory | 3 | |

ST 412 | Long-Term Actuarial Models | 3 | |

ST 413 | Short-Term Actuarial Models | 3 | |

ST 546 | Probability and Stochastic Processes I | 3 |

**Middle Grades Education (BS): Mathematics and Sciences (13MIDEDBS-13MIDEDMSD)**

## Semester Sequence

This is a sample.

First Year | ||
---|---|---|

Fall Semester | Hours | |

CH 101 | Chemistry - A Molecular Science | 3 |

CH 102 | General Chemistry Laboratory | 1 |

MA 141 | Calculus I | 4 |

ENG 101 | Academic Writing and Research | 4 |

COM 112 | Interpersonal Communication | 3 |

Hours | 15 | |

Spring Semester | ||

MEA 101 | Geology I: Physical | 3 |

MEA 110 | Geology I Laboratory | 1 |

CH 201 | Chemistry - A Quantitative Science | 3 |

CH 202 | Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory | 1 |

MA 241 | Calculus II | 4 |

GEP Health and Exercise Studies | 1 | |

Hours | 13 | |

Second Year | ||

Fall Semester | ||

BIO 181 | Introductory Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity | 4 |

CSC 200 | 3 | |

MEA 130 | Introduction to Weather and Climate | 3 |

MEA 135 | Introduction to Weather and Climate Laboratory | 1 |

GEP Additional Breadth | 3 | |

MA 114 | Introduction to Finite Mathematics with Applications | 3 |

Hours | 17 | |

Spring Semester | ||

BIO 183 | Introductory Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology | 4 |

PY 131 | Conceptual Physics | 4 |

EDP 304 | Educational Psychology | 3 |

Select one of the following: | 3 | |

Statistics by Example | ||

Introduction to Statistics | ||

Introduction to Probability and Distribution Theory | ||

Hours | 14 | |

Third Year | ||

Fall Semester | ||

ECI 309 | Teaching in the Middle Years | 3 |

ELP 344 | School and Society | 3 |

EMS 373 or EMS 480 | Instructional Materials in Science or Teaching Mathematics with Technology | 3 |

ECI 305 | Equity and Education | 3 |

MA 225 | Foundations of Advanced Mathematics | 3 |

HESM 280 | Responding to Emergencies | 2 |

Hours | 17 | |

Spring Semester | ||

PSY 476 | Psychology of Adolescent Development | 3 |

EMS 375 | Methods of Teaching Science I | 3 |

ECI 416 | Teaching Exceptional Students in the Mainstreamed Classroom | 3 |

Mathematics Elective | 3 | |

GEP Health and Exercise Studies | 1 | |

Free Elective | 2 | |

Hours | 15 | |

Fourth Year | ||

Fall Semester | ||

EMS 470 | Methods and Materials for Teaching Mathematics | 3 |

EMS 471 | Student Teaching in Mathematics | 4 |

EMS 474 | Teaching Mathematics Topics in the Middle Grades | 3 |

EMS 476 | Student Teaching in Science | 4 |

Hours | 14 | |

Spring Semester | ||

ECI 306 | Middle Years Reading | 3 |

Select one of the following: | 3 | |

Scientific Revolution and European Society, 1500-1800 | ||

Rise of Modern Science | ||

Technology in History | ||

Philosophy of Science | ||

Science and Civilization | ||

GEP Humanities | 6 | |

GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives | 2-3 | |

Hours | 14-15 | |

Total Hours | 119-120 |