Why Elementary Education Mathematics endorsement?
Students preparing to teach either in K-6 elementary school settings or grades 5-8 middle school mathematics settings will gain valuable knowledge by adding this endorsement to their Elementary Education major.
Elementary Education (K-6) majors wishing to add an endorsement in Mathematics will complete the following courses (see "Degree Requirements" below).
The following courses (either M148/149, or M151):
A. The following courses:
This course, followed by M149, provides a two-semester sequence that covers the material of a traditional Calculus I course along with built-in coverage of precalculus topics. Topics in M148 include: solving equations, functions, classes of functions (polynomial, rational, algebraic, exponential, logarithmic), right triangle trigonometry, angle measure, limits and continuity, derivatives, rules for derivatives. Credit is not granted for this course and M151 or courses equivalent to college algebra and college trigonometry.
Prerequisite: mathematics competency satisfied.
This course completes the two-semester sequence that begins with M148, and together with M148 provides a two-semester sequence that covers the material of a traditional Calculus I course along with built-in coverage of precalculus topics. Topics in M149 include: trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, rules for derivatives, applications of derivatives, and definite and indefinite integrals. Credit is not granted for this course and M151.
This course provides an introduction to the differential and integral calculus. Topics include: the concepts of function, limit, continuity, derivative, definite and indefinite integrals, and an introduction to transcendental functions. Credit is not granted for this course and M148 and M149.
Prerequisites: departmental placement or courses equivalent to college algebra and college trigonometry.
This course is designed to strengthen the mathematical background of students in elementary education. It is required for the endorsement in mathematics for elementary education. The course consists of a selection of mathematical topics of wide interest and applicability. Topics include: graph models, linear programming, scheduling and packing problems, allocation problems, and social decision problems. This course may not be used as an upper-division elective for the mathematics major or minor or the mathematics education major.
Offered in alternate spring semesters. Prerequisites: M109 and elementary education major.
This course is designed to develop student facility in the use of statistical methods and the understanding of statistical concepts. The course takes a practical approach based on statistical examples taken from everyday life. Topics include: descriptive and inferential statistics, an intuitive introduction to probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, chi-square tests, regression and correlation. Appropriate technology is used to perform the calculations for many applications, and correspondingly an emphasis is placed on interpreting the results of statistical procedures. Credit is not granted for this course and any of the following: BU215, B392 or ST232.
Prerequisite: mathematics competency.
Scott Sorvaag, Ed.D.
Dean, School of Education
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #23
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 6612