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

Communication and English
COM 112Interpersonal Communication3
ENG 101Academic Writing and Research 14
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 141Calculus I4
MA 241Calculus II4
MA 114Introduction to Finite Mathematics with Applications3
MA 225Foundations of Advanced Mathematics3
MA 408Foundations of Euclidean Geometry3
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 Elective3
Sciences
BIO 181Introductory Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity4
BIO 183Introductory Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology4
CH 101Chemistry - A Molecular Science3
CH 102General Chemistry Laboratory1
CH 201Chemistry - A Quantitative Science3
CH 202Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory1
PY 131Conceptual Physics4
MEA 101Geology I: Physical3
MEA 110Geology I Laboratory1
MEA 130Introduction to Weather and Climate3
MEA 135Introduction to Weather and Climate Laboratory1
Professional Education
EMS 375Methods of Teaching Science I3
EMS 476Student Teaching in Science4
ECI 305Equity and Education3
ECI 416Teaching Exceptional Students in the Mainstreamed Classroom3
ELP 344School and Society3
EMS 476Student Teaching in Science4
EMS 470Methods and Materials for Teaching Mathematics3
EMS 471Student Teaching in Mathematics4
EMS 474Teaching Mathematics Topics in the Middle Grades3
ECI 309Teaching in the Middle Years3
ECI 306Middle Years Reading3
EMS 373Instructional Materials in Science3
or EMS 480 Teaching Mathematics with Technology
HESM 280Responding to Emergencies2
EDP 304Educational Psychology3
GEP Courses
GEP Humanities6
GEP Health and Exercise Studies2
GEP Additional Breadth (Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts)3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives2
GEP U.S. Diversity (verify requirement)
GEP Global Knowledge (verify requirement)
Foreign Language Proficiency (verify requirement)
Free Elective2
Total Hours123

Mathematics Electives

BMA 573Mathematical Modeling of Physical and Biological Processes I3
BMA 574Mathematical Modeling of Physical and Biological Processes II3
CSC 416Introduction to Combinatorics3
CSC 427Introduction to Numerical Analysis I3
CSC 428Introduction to Numerical Analysis II3
CSC 565Graph Theory3
CSC 580Numerical Analysis I3
CSC 583Introduction to Parallel Computing3
E 531Dynamic Systems and Multivariable Control I3
ECG 528Options and Derivatives Pricing3
FIM 5283
FIM 548Monte Carlo Methods for Financial Math3
FIM 549Financial Risk Analysis3
ISE 505Linear Programming3
LOG 335Symbolic Logic3
MA 103Topics in Contemporary Mathematics3
MA 103ATopics in Contemporary Mathematics3
MA 105Mathematics of Finance3
MA 114Introduction to Finite Mathematics with Applications3
MA 116Introduction to Scientific Programming (Math)3
MA 132Computational Mathematics for Life and Management Sciences1
MA 151Calculus for Elementary Education I3
MA 152Calculus for Elementary Education II3
MA 205Elements of Matrix Computations3
MA 225Foundations of Advanced Mathematics3
MA 242Calculus III4
MA 302Numerical Applications to Differential Equations1
MA 303Linear Analysis3
MA 305Introductory Linear Algebra and Matrices3
MA 315Mathematics Methods in Atmospheric Sciences4
MA 325Introduction to Applied Mathematics3
MA 331Differential Equations for the Life Sciences3
MA 335Symbolic Logic3
MA 341Applied Differential Equations I3
MA 351Introduction to Discrete Mathematical Models3
MA 401Applied Differential Equations II3
MA 402Mathematics of Scientific Computing3
MA 403Introduction to Modern Algebra3
MA 405Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MA 407Introduction to Modern Algebra for Mathematics Majors3
MA 408Foundations of Euclidean Geometry3
MA 410Theory of Numbers3
MA 412Long-Term Actuarial Models3
MA 413Short-Term Actuarial Models3
MA 416Introduction to Combinatorics3
MA 421Introduction to Probability3
MA 425Mathematical Analysis I3
MA 426Mathematical Analysis II3
MA 427Introduction to Numerical Analysis I3
MA 428Introduction to Numerical Analysis II3
MA 430Mathematical Models in the Physical Sciences3
MA 432Mathematical Models in Life Sciences3
MA 437Applications of Algebra3
MA 440Game Theory3
MA 444Problem Solving Strategies for Competitions1
MA 450Methods of Applied Mathematics I3
MA 451Methods of Applied Mathematics II3
MA 491Reading in Honors Mathematics1-6
MA 493Special Topics in Mathematics1-6
MA 494Major Paper in Math1
MA 499Independent Research in Mathematics1-6
MA 501Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists I3
MA 502Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists II3
MA 504Introduction to Mathematical Programming3
MA 505Linear Programming3
MA 507Survey of Real Analysis3
MA 508Survey of Geometry3
MA 509Survey of Abstract Algebra3
MA 510Selected Topics In Mathematics For Secondary Teachers1-6
MA 511Introduction to Advanced Calculus3
MA 512Advanced Calculus3
MA 513Introduction To Complex Variables3
MA 515Analysis I3
MA 518Geometry of Curves and Surfaces3
MA 520Linear Algebra3
MA 521Abstract Algebra I3
MA 522Computer Algebra3
MA 523Linear Transformations and Matrix Theory3
MA 524Combinatorics I3
MA 526Mathematical Analysis II3
MA 5283
MA 531Dynamic Systems and Multivariable Control I3
MA 532Ordinary Differential Equations I3
MA 534Introduction To Partial Differential Equations3
MA 537Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos3
MA 540Uncertainty Quantification for Physical and Biological Models3
MA 544Computer Experiments In Mathematical Probability3
MA 546Probability and Stochastic Processes I3
MA 547Stochastic Calculus for Finance3
MA 548Monte Carlo Methods for Financial Math3
MA 549Financial Risk Analysis3
MA 551Introduction to Topology3
MA 555Introduction to Manifold Theory3
MA 561Set Theory and Foundations Of Mathematics3
MA 565Graph Theory3
MA 573Mathematical Modeling of Physical and Biological Processes I3
MA 574Mathematical Modeling of Physical and Biological Processes II3
MA 5803
MA 583Introduction to Parallel Computing3
MA 584Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations--Finite Difference Methods3
MA 587Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations--Finite Element Method3
MA 591Special Topics1-6
MBA 5283
MEA 315Mathematics Methods in Atmospheric Sciences4
OR 504Introduction to Mathematical Programming3
OR 505Linear Programming3
OR 531Dynamic Systems and Multivariable Control I3
OR 565Graph Theory3
ST 412Long-Term Actuarial Models3
ST 413Short-Term Actuarial Models3
ST 546Probability and Stochastic Processes I3

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

Semester Sequence

This is a sample.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
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
 Hours15
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
 Hours13
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
 Hours17
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  
 Hours14
Third Year
Fall Semester
ECI 309 Teaching in the Middle Years 3
ELP 344 School and Society 3
EMS 373
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
 Hours17
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
 Hours15
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
 Hours14
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
 Hours14-15
 Total Hours119-120