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.
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