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Mathematics Minor for Early Childhood, Elementary and Special Education Majors

The Mathematics Minor for Early Childhood, Elementary, or Special Education majors provides the mathematical foundation needed to become knowledgeable and skillful educators in the 21st century.

This is a 23-24 credit hour program which includes seven 3 or 4 credit-hour mathematics courses as described below.

Required Courses:

MATH 1500 Informal Number Theory 3 cr.
MATH 1300 Precalculus* 4 cr.
MATH 2000 Informal Geometry 3 cr.
MATH 2300 Calculus I (prereq. MATH 1300) 4 cr. 5 hr.
MATH 1900/
Discrete Mathematics (prereq. MATH 1250 or 1300) 3 cr.
MATH 2500 Introduction to Mathematical Thought (only offered in fall, prereq. MATH 1300) 3 cr.

Choose two of the following:

MATH 1700 Applied Statistics** 3 cr.
MATH 2500 Intro to Mathematical Thought (if not taken above) 3 cr.
MATH 2400 Calculus II (prereq. MATH 2300) 4 cr.
MATH 2600 Linear Algebra (prereq. MATH 2300) 3 cr.
MATH 3000 Geometry (prereq. MATH 2500 or MATH 2600) 3 cr.
MATH 3150 Elementary Number Theory (prereq. MATH 2500) 3 cr.
  Any 3000 or 4000 level 3-credit mathematics course*** 3 cr.

* MATH 1300 will substitute for MATH 1600 Informal Mathematical Modeling
** If MATH 1700 is taken, MATH 1900 may not be taken
*** Exceptions: MATH 4850, MATH 4860 and MATH 4870


  • All prerequisites for a course must be met before the course can be taken.
  • For students choosing this minor, MATH 1300 will substitute for MATH 1600, a requirement for all Education majors.
  • This minor is restricted to students in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Special Education. This minor will meet the minor requirement of the IDIS major for these students.