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Department of Mathematics

Programs > Undergraduate >Mathematics/BS in Childhood or Early Childhood Education

This degree is offered in collaboration with the School of Education and the Department of Elementary Education. The degree includes a substantial mathematics component along with supervised student teaching and courses in education. (See Elementary Education web page). Upon completion the student can receive provisional New York State certification in either Childhood Education (grades 1-6) or Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 2). The student is also prepared to serve as a mathematical specialist in the elementary school.

For more information about this program contact Elaine Kolitch at kolitche@newpaltz.edu.

Required Courses - 32-34 credits

Mathematics - 26 credits
Computer Science - 3-4 credits
Electives - 3-4 credits

All of the following courses are required:

MAT140 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 1 (with B- or better)
MAT240 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 2 (with B- or better)
MAT251 Calculus I
MAT252 Calculus II
MAT241 Introduction to Statistics
MAT260 Intro to Proof I
MAT302 Intro to Proof II
MAT331 Axiomatic Geometry

plus one of:

CPS104 Visual Programming OR CPS210 Computer Science I

and an upper division mathematics elective:

This may be any three or four credit mathematics course at the 300 level or above. However, many students choose to take MAT363 Combinatorics.

Students in this program must also satisfy additional requirements of the School of Education (Elementary Education program); consult the Elementary Education Web site for more information.