The Middle Grades Mathematics Education major prepares students to teach mathematics to middle level students in grade 5 - 8. Content preparation gives the student breadth for teaching mathematics. The required professional education courses prepare the candidate to be successful in the classroom. Candidates who successfully complete the major are eligible to receive an Illinois Professional Educator License that is valid for teaching at the middle grades level (grades 5 - 8). Students who desire to teach at the high school level should major in Mathematics with Secondary Education Licensure. Candidates who wish to be prepared to teach mathematics in all secondary grades (e.g. middle school and high school) should complete the Mathematics with Secondary Educational Licensure major and take content area tests for both high school and middle grades mathematics.
Important note: Students may not double major in Mathematics with Secondary Education Licensure and Middle Grades Mathematics Education. The middle grades major is a subset of the Mathematics with Secondary Education Licensure major.
Students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Middle Grades Mathematics Education will be able to:
- teach in their respective fields
- plan, deliver and assess effective instructional experiences that align with learning standards, educational theory, and knowledge of student development
- exhibit appropriate professional dispositions that reflect the personal, professional, and practical components of teaching
- evidence Christian values in their personal and professional practice, while respecting the exercise of individual moral decisions.
- address the differing needs of a diverse student population with professional competence, respect and fairness.
|Professional Education Courses|
|ED 101||Introduction to Teaching||2|
|ED 103||Professional Skills for Teachers||1|
|ED 240||Foundations of Education||2|
|ED 260X||Educational Psychology/Human Development||3|
|ED 306||Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum||3|
|ED 310||General Teaching Methods||2|
|ED 311||General Teaching Methods Pre-Clinical Experience||1|
|ED 330||Introduction to Special Education||3|
|ED 364||Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School||3|
|ED 368||Secondary Methods Pre-clinical Experience||2|
|ED 380||Diversity in Education||1|
|ED 381||Diversity Pre-clinical Experience||1|
|ED 413||Clinical Practice in the Secondary School||12|
|ED 421||Classroom Management||1|
|ED 422||Advanced Seminar in Education||2|
|ED 430||Educational Research and Assessment||2|
|PSY 337||Psychology of Adolescence||3|
|Required Mathematics Courses|
|MA 121||Calculus and Analytic Geometry I||4|
|MA 122||Calculus and Analytic Geometry II||4|
|MA 340||History of Mathematics||4|
|MA 420||Number Theory||3|
|CS 120||Computer Programming I||3|