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Option Basic Mathematics Teaching Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Education - College of Education

This option is for students wanting to earn a bachelor’s degree in Education and qualify for an Oregon Teaching License to teach basic mathematics at the middle school (grades 5–9) and only grade 9 in high school.

Pre-Education Level

Students at this level will be taking general education prerequisite courses and required contact course work.

Note: Pre-Education students should meet with the Double Degree Advisor at least once a year in order to ensure they are on track to meet the prerequisite and content mastery requirements prior to applying to the Professional Level.

Pre-Education General Course Work (18 credits)

Complete prior to Professional Level:
ED 216. *Purpose, Structure, & Function of Education in a Democracy (3)
ED 219. Civil Rights and Multicultural Issues in Education (3)
ED 253. Learning Across the Lifespan (3) (Not required if you have taken HDFS 311, 313 and 314 with a 3.0 or higher GPA)
ED 309. Field Practicum (3) (Can be waived with 60 hours supervised/documented volunteer service.)
ED 472. Foundations of ESOL Education (3)
ED 479. Linguistics for Teachers (3)

Basic Mathematics Content Mastery Requirements (37 credits)

To be completed prior to beginning the Professional Level. These requirements are based on standards from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics for teaching grades 7–12. Most of these courses will also meet requirements for student's first degree.

Standard 1. Algebra/Trigonometry (4 credits)

MTH 112.*Elementary Functions (4)

Standard 2. Calculus (4 credits)

MTH 241. *Calculus for Management and Social Science (4)
  or MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)

Standard 3. Foundations in Elementary Mathematics (12 credits)

MTH 211. *Foundations of Elementary Mathematics (4)
MTH 212, MTH 390. Foundations of Elementary Mathematics (4,4)

Standard 4. Statistics and Probability (8 credits)

ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)
ST 202. Principles of Statistics (4)

Standard 5. Math Electives (at least 6 credits)

Choose at least 2 courses (at least 6 credits):
MTH 245. *Mathematics for Management, Life, and Social Sciences (4)
MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)
MTH 341. Linear Algebra I (3)
Any Statistics (ST) Course

Standard 6. Mathematics Education (3 credits)

SED 414. Inquiry in Mathematics and Mathematics Education (3) (Elementary or Secondary Section)

Professional Level

To be accepted into the Professional Level, a student must have completed the required Pre-Education General Courses and the Content Mastery Requirements with a minimum 3.0 GPA or by special petition. In addition, students need two letters of recommendation and passing scores on required licensure exams.

Professional Level Course Work (37–38 credits)

Taken during the Professional year-long program:

ED 340. ^Supportive Differentiated Environments (3)
ED 407. Seminar (1)
ED 409. Practicum/Clinical Experience (2) (September Experience)
ED 409. Practicum/Clinical Experience (3) (Fall Term Practicum)
ED 410. Internship: Part-time Student Teaching (3)
ED 410. Internship/Work Experience (10)
ED 412. Learning Styles and Needs in Adolescence (2)
ED 424. Teacher as Reflective Practitioner (2)
ED 425. Curriculum Implementation and Instructional Strategies 7-12 (4)
ED 427. Alternative Assessment for Middle and High School (2)
ED 493. Reading, Literature, and Language Development in the Content (2)
   or ED 473. Instructional Approaches for ESOL Education (3) 
ED 494. Content Standards and Curriculum Development for High School (3)


* Baccalaureate Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

Option Code: 61

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