Foundational Mathematics Teaching Option
This option is available within the Education major at the following location:
This option is for students wanting to earn a bachelor’s degree in Education and qualify for an Oregon teaching license to teach foundational mathematics at the middle school or math through Algebra I. The advanced mathematics endorsement is needed to teach math above Algebra I.
Option Code: 59
Upon successful completion of the program, students will meet the following learning outcomes:
- Understand how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas, and design and implement developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences.
- Understand the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) they teach and create learning experiences that make these aspects of the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content.
- Plans instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the community context.
- Understand and use multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher’s and learner’s decision making.
- Practices ongoing reflection and use evidence to continually evaluate their practice, particularly the effects of their choices and actions on others, and adapts their practice/choices accordingly. The teacher candidate will avail professional resources and/or professional development beyond university coursework.
Students must complete the required courses in all content areas in this option prior to beginning the Professional Level in the Education UG Major (Double Degree). Most of these required courses will also meet a student's first degree requirements.
Additional option requirements:
- A cumulative 3.0 GPA is preferred for all required courses. Grades below C- are not accepted.
- All required courses must be letter graded (A–F); courses graded on Pass/No Credits (P/N) or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) basis are not accepted.
|Trigonometry and Calculus|
|Select one of the following math pairs:||8|
|*PRECALCULUS II: TRIGONOMETRY|
and *CALCULUS FOR MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCE
and INTEGRAL CALCULUS
|Foundations of Elementary Mathematics (Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, and Problem Solving)|
|MTH 211||*FOUNDATIONS OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS||4|
|MTH 212||FOUNDATIONS OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS||4|
|MTH 390||FOUNDATIONS OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS||4|
|Statistics and Probability|
|ST 243Z||ELEMENTARY STATISTICS I||4|
|or ST 351||INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL METHODS|
|SED 414||INQUIRY IN MATHEMATICS AND MATHEMATICS EDUCATION||3|
|Select at least 6 credits from the following: 1||6|
Any non-blanket ST course
Any non-blanket calculus course
|*MATHEMATICS FOR MANAGEMENT, LIFE, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES|
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Mathematical processes or number sense is encouraged. Courses can only be used once on the content mastery form
Option Code: 59