CWU banner, your future is Central.  
Banner Picture of Trees


Middle-level Mathematics and Science Teaching Major, BA

Middle-level Mathematics Teaching MinorInitial Programs Home

This major is designed for students who wish to teach mathematics and science at the middle level (grades 4-9). The coursework provides experiences in math and science content and pedagogy including field experience and addresses the Washington State competencies for middle level math teachers and the Washington State competencies for middle level science teachers. Students taking this major are required to apply to the Teacher Preparation Program and complete the Professional Education Program requirements offered through the Department of Educational Foundations and Curriculum (50 total credits required). Students must successfully demonstrate competency equivalent to the completion of MATH 154 prior to acceptance into this major. Students with strong high school mathematics preparation should take the math placement exam. According to the results of the exam students may satisfy the MATH 153 and MATH 154 requirement. Students completing this program are required to demonstrate knowledge, skill, and disposition proficiency through a program portfolio prior to student teaching. Students who complete this major and receive a passing score on the WEST-E exams for middle-level mathematics and science are eligible to receive both the middle-level math and science endorsements.  


Required Courses

  • Science - Credits: 32-33

  • BIOL 101 - Fundamentals of Biology - Credits: (5)
    Select either:
  • CHEM 101 - Contemporary Chemistry - Credits: (5)
    OR
  • CHEM 111 - Introduction to Chemistry - Credits: (4)
  • CHEM 111LAB - Introductory Chemistry Laboratory - Credits: (1)
    Select either:
  • PHYS 106 - Physics Inquiry - Credits: (5)
    OR
  • PHYS 111 - Introductory Physics - Credits: (4)
  • PHYS 111LAB - Introductory Physics Laboratory - Credits: (1)
    Select either:
  • GEOL 101 - Physical Geology - Credits: (4).
  • GEOL 101LAB - Physical Geology Laboratory - Credits: (1)
    OR
  • GEOL 103 - Geology of Washington - Credits: (4)
    AND GEOL 101LAB - Physical Geology Laboratory (1)
    Select either:
  • PHYS 101 - Introductory Astronomy I - Credits: (5)
    OR
  • PHYS 102 - Introductory Astronomy II - Credits: (4)
  • SCED 301 - Interdisciplinary K-8 Science Inquiry - Credits: (5)
  • SCED 354 - Science, Society, and the Teaching Community - Credits: (3)

  • Mathematics - Credits: 27

  • MATH 130 - Finite Mathematics - Credits: (5)
  • MATH 164 - Foundations of Arithmetic - Credits: (5)
  • MATH 170 - Intuitive Calculus - Credits: (5)
  • MATH 232 - Discrete Modeling for Middle-level Teachers - Credits: (4)
  • MATH 250 - Intuitive Geometry for Elementary Teachers - Credits: (4)
  • MATH 486 - Mathematics, Problem Solving, and Teaching - Credits: (4)

  • Integrated Math and Science - Credits: 3

  • MATH 323 - Teaching Middle School Mathematics and Science - Credits: (3)
    OR
  • SCED 323 - Teaching Middle School Mathematics and Science - Credits: (3)

  • Education - Credits: 7

  • EDEL 477 - Middle School Students and Their Environment - Credits: (4)
  • EDEL 478 - Developmentally Responsive Curriculum in the Middle Grades - Credits: (3)

  • Advisor-approved Elective - Credits: 3-4

  • EDEL 323 - Teaching Elementary School Mathematics - Credits: (4)
  • MATH 324 - Methods and Materials in Mathematics Secondary - Credits: (4)
  • SCED 322 - Science Education in the Elementary School - Credits: (4)
  • SCED 324 - Science Education in Secondary Schools I - Credits: (3)

Core Total Credits: 72-74



< Previous Page | 
 
Optimized for Newer Browsers
Go back to Central's main page