# Middle Grades Mathematics, Bachelor of Science (730P, 730)

Department website: http://www.wku.edu/math

**Program Coordinator**

Patrick T. Brown, patrick.brown@wku.edu, (000) 000-0000

A major in middle grades mathematics is for students who plan to teach mathematics in grades 5-9 only. The degree requires a second major in Science and Mathematics education (reference number 774). Upon successful completion of both majors, the student will receive a Bachelor of Science degree.

## Admission Requirements

Students who wish to declare a 730 middle grades mathematics major will initially be designated as “seeking admission” until the following requirements have been satisfied:

- Complete 3 of the following with a “C” or better in each course: MATH 136, MATH 183, MATH 205, MATH 206, MATH 302.
- Have an overall GPA of at least 2.5 in all middle grades mathematics program courses (MATH 136 and above) completed prior to admission.
- Note: If a course is repeated, then the second grade is used to compute the GPA. If a course is repeated multiple times, then the average of all grades after the first attempt is used to compute the GPA.

## Program Requirements (34 hours)

A baccalaureate degree requires a minimum of 120 unduplicated semester hours. More information can be found at www.wku.edu/registrar/degree_certification.php.

Students who began WKU in the Fall 2014 and thereafter should review the Colonnade requirements located at: https://www.wku.edu/colonnade/colonnaderequirements.php.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

MATH 136 | Calculus I | 4 |

MATH 183 | Introductory Statistics | 3 |

or STAT 301 | Introductory Probability and Applied Statistics | |

MATH 205 | Number Systems and Number Theory for Teachers | 3 |

MATH 206 | Fundamentals of Geometry for Teachers | 3 |

MATH 302 | Introduction to Advanced Mathematics for Middle Grades Teachers | 3 |

or MATH 310 | Introduction to Discrete Mathematics | |

MATH 304 | Functions, Applications and Explorations | 3 |

MATH 308 | Rational Numbers and Data Analysis for Teachers | 3 |

MATH 403 | Geometry for Elementary and Middle School Teachers | 3 |

or MATH 323 | Geometry I | |

MATH 411 | Problem Solving for Elementary and Middle School Teachers | 3 |

or MATH 421 | Problem Solving for Secondary Teachers | |

MATH 413 | Algebra and Technology for Middle Grades Teachers | 3 |

MATH 490 | Seminar in Middle Grades Mathematics | 3 |

or MATH 498 | Senior Seminar | |

Total Hours | 34 |

Students must attain a grade of “C” or better in each required course and must have a 2.5 GPA overall in required mathematics courses.

### Finish in Four Plan

First Year | |||
---|---|---|---|

Fall | Hours | Spring | Hours |

MATH 136 | 4 | MATH 205 | 3 |

ENG 100 | 3 | COMM 145 | 3 |

HIST 101 or HIST 102 | 3 | Colonnade: Arts & Humanities | 3 |

Colonnade: Natural & Physical Sciences with Lab | 3 | Colonnade: Natural & Physical Sciences | 3 |

SMED 101 | 3 | SMED 102 | 3 |

16 | 15 | ||

Second Year | |||

Fall | Hours | Spring | Hours |

MATH 206 | 3 | MATH 308 | 3 |

MATH 183 | 3 | MATH 302 | 3 |

SMED 310 | 3 | SMED 320 | 3 |

ENG 200 | 3 | ENG 300 | 3 |

World Language, if needed OR General Elective | 3 | World Language, if needed OR General Elective | 3 |

General Elective | 1 | ||

15 | 16 | ||

Third Year | |||

Fall | Hours | Spring | Hours |

MATH 304 | 3 | MATH 413 | 3 |

MATH 403 or MATH 323 | 3 | SMED 360 | 3 |

SMED 340 | 3 | Colonnade: Connections (Local to Global) | 3 |

SPED 330 | 3 | Colonnade: Connections (Systems) | 3 |

Colonnade: Connections (Social & Cultural) | 3 | General Elective | 3 |

15 | 15 | ||

Fourth Year | |||

Fall | Hours | Spring | Hours |

MATH 411 | 3 | MGE 490 | 10 |

MATH 490 | 3 | SMED 489 | 3 |

SMED 470 | 3 | ||

LTCY 421 | 3 | ||

General Elective | 3 | ||

15 | 13 | ||

Total Hours 120 |