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Middle School Mathematics with SMED

Students who wish to declare a 730 mathematics major are initially designated as 730P (Middle School Mathematics Prep).  In order to be granted full admission into the 730 major, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Completion of MATH 117 and MATH 136, or MATH 136 and MATH 137, AND MATH 205, with a grade of C or better in each course.
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 2.4 in all mathematics program courses completed prior to admission (MATH 136 and above).
  • Submit a Change of Major form to change from 730P to a 730 major.

A minimum of 32 hours of mathematics is required, along with a second major in Science and Mathematics Education (reference #774).  No minor is required.  All mathematics courses listed as prerequisites for other courses must have been completed with a grade of C or above.

Mathematics Requirements – 32-33 hours

MATH 117 and 136, OR MATH 136 and 137 (7 or 8 hrs); MATH 183 or STAT 301 (3 hrs); MATH 205, 206, 304, 308, 413 (15 hrs); MATH 403 or 323 (3 hrs); MATH 411 or 421  (3 hrs); MATH 490  (1 hr).

(MATH 183 - Statistics was formerly numbered MATH 203.  MATH 136 / 137 were formerly MATH 126 / 227.)

Science and Mathematics Education Requirements – 34 hours

SMED 101 (1 hr), SMED 102 (2 hrs), SMED 310 (3 hrs), SMED 320 (3 hrs), SMED 340 (3 hrs), SMED 360 (3 hrs), SPED 330 (3 hrs), SMED 470 (3 hrs), SMED 489 (3 hrs), SEC 490 (10 hrs)
The courses SMED 489 and MGE 490 (student teaching) are taken concurrently.  SPED 330 was formerly EXED 330.

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