## Concentration in Math: Middle Grades Education

Middle Grades Education majors choose two academic concentrations from four choices: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Each concentration consists of 24 hours of course work. The 24-hour Mathematics Concentration is a popular choice for at least two reasons: (1) middle grades mathematics teachers are in the greatest demand of the four concentrations and (2) 18 hours of the course work is 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. Of the two MATH courses in the concentration, one of them is the required Foundations Curriculum course.

### Program Planning

- Middle grades education majors use the 24-hour concentration.

- 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 Concentration in Middle Grades 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