## Concentration in Math: Elementary Education

Elementary Education majors are required to earn an academic concentration. There are many choices for the concentration, but the Mathematics Concentration offers the future elementary teacher the chance to set herself/himself apart from others by focusing on a core subject that is tested in grades 3-5.

The 18-hour Mathematics Concentration taken by Elementary Education majors features the Foundations Curriculum mathematics course and 15 hours of course work specifically designed for teachers. These courses focus on multiple ways to solve problems, various types of mathematical representations, common student errors within the particular course topic, and opportunities to use tools (manipulatives, technology, etc.) to investigate mathematics.

Those preparing to be elementary teachers can make themselves even more marketable by adding middle grades mathematics to the elementary license. They do this by passing the middle grades mathematics licensure test, but we also strongly recommend completion of the full 24-hour concentration (add MATE 3367 and MATH 2119) to gain “highly qualified” status.

### Program Planning

- Middle grades education majors should use the 24-hour concentration. Students in business or vocational education, elementary education, health education, or physical education do an 18-hour concentration, but can opt to do the 24-hour version, if seeking to add middle grades mathematics to one’s teaching license.

- 18-Hour Concentration
- MATE 1267. Functional Relationships
- MATE 2067. Data and Probability Explorations
- MATE 3067. Algebra and Number Foundations
- MATE 3167. Geometry and Measurement
- MATE 3267. Concepts in Discrete Mathematics
- MATH 1065. College Algebra

- 24-Hour Concentration
- MATE 1267. Functional Relationships
- MATE 2067. Data and Probability Explorations
- MATE 3067. Algebra and Number Foundations
- MATE 3167. Geometry and Measurement
- MATE 3267. Concepts in Discrete Mathematics
- MATH 1065. College Algebra

- MATE 3367. Mathematical Modeling
- MATH 2119. Elements of Calculus

- Note: Students may use 3 hours of MATH for Foundations Curriculum (FC) credit and for the concentrations.

### Program Completion

You are almost finished with your Elementary Concentration in Mathematics Education! Please check-in with your advisor in your program area to make sure that you have everything that you need in order to graduate.

### Resources and Forms

Use this page for the most commonly required Resources and Forms

### Do you have any further questions or need help locating something? Contact us:

Dr. Ron Preston prestonr@ecu.edu

Director of Students Department of Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology Education

East Carolina University Mail Stop 566 Greenville, NC 27858 Phone:252-328-9355