Childhood Education and Mathematics Extension (Grades 1–6 and Mathematics 7-9, B.S.)
To be considered for admission to the Childhood Education with Math Extension major (CMT), students must have an 85% High School average or a cumulative GPA of 3.0, as well as submitted ACT or SAT scores as part of the application process.
For students currently enrolled at Buffalo State, an acceptable application to the department includes evidence that the above requirements have been met. Applications to CMT are available in Bacon 302. Acceptance into the department enables students to proceed through the curricular courses of their selected major.
Childhood with math extension education majors must complete one year of college-level study of one language other than English. Typically, two years of high school study of one language is equivalent to one year of college-level work. Childhood education majors must also complete a distribution requirement of at least 6 credit hours in each of the following areas: mathematics, science, social studies, and English (not including CWP 101 and CWP 102).
Many of the courses in our professional sequence are taught in authentic settings for clinically-rich mentored experiences. As a result, the teacher candidates will have observation, tutoring, and teaching experiences in a variety of placements in our Professional Development Schools Consortium. Math extension majors also complete a 30-credit-hour concentration in mathematics as outlined in the elementary education handbook, available in Bacon 302 and on the Buffalo State website.
In addition, math extension majors will take MED 309, a methods course, in the spring semester prior to their student teaching experience. See the mathematics department for course availability and orientation.
|Intellectual Foundations Requirements|
|30 credit hours 1||30|
|30 credit hours||30|
|Distribution Courses beyond IF|
|9 credit hours||9|
|Education Major Requirements (57 credit hours)|
|SPF 202||CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION||3|
|SPF 203||SCHOOL AND SOCIETY||3|
|EDU 201||INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION||3|
|SPF 302||EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION||3|
|EDU 211||INTRODUCTION TO LITERACY||3|
|EDU 310||TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL||3|
|EDU 311||THE TEACHING OF READING AND THE OTHER LANGUAGE ARTS IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL||6|
|EDU 313||TEACHING SCIENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD AND CHILDHOOD SETTINGS||3|
|EDU 316||TEACHING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS||6|
|EXE 362||BEHAVIOR AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT||3|
|EXE 371||FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES||3|
|MAT 223||ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS FROM AN ADVANCED STANDPOINT||4|
|MED 309||TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL||3|
|MED 407||STUDENT TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS IN JUNIOR HIGH/MIDDLE SCHOOL||6|
|EDU 402||SEMINAR IN EDUCATION||1-3|
|EDU 404||PRACTICUM IN ELEMENTARY TEACHING FOR EX ED & MIDDLE SCHOOL EX STUDENTS||6|
|Total Credit Hours||126|
Up to 6 general education (IF 14) courses (math/quantitative reasoning, American Civilization, Western Civilization, Non-Western Civilization, Humanities, Natural Science, Global and Diversity) may overlap with required courses in the major which could significantly reduce the total number of credit hours required. Advisement is strongly encouraged.
The total number of required hours will vary with course selection. Students should refer to the Elementary Education Handbook and an academic adviser for more detailed information.