Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Slippery Rock University

Elementary School Mathematics, Minor

SRU’s minor in Elementary School Mathematics is a strong add-on for degrees in Early Childhood Education or Special Education.  Three of the required courses are  already part of those majors, setting many students up to finish this minor with just 4 further courses.  This focused math credential can help a teacher’s job application to stand out among the competition: it highlights flexibility, reliability, and potential for greater creativity and depth in teaching math to children.

To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

Related Links

Elementary School Mathematics, Minor Program Page

Mathematics and Statistics Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Minor GPA: 2.0 or higher

Minor Requirements

  • Students must complete at least 9 credit hours of MATH/STAT in their minor from SRU
  • Students enrolled in both the Minor in Middle School Mathematics and the Minor in Elementary School Mathematics must complete at least 9 credits in each of these minors that are NOT being counted in the other.
  • A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (courses numbered 300 and above)
  • A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits.
  • ELEC 340 has an off-campus field component and requires appropriate teacher clearances. Contact the instructor before enrolling in ELEC 340.
Required Mathematics Courses
MATH 118Elementary Geometry3
MATH 210Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I3
MATH 310Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II3
ELEC 340Mathematics Methods and Strategies for PRE K - 4 Teachers3
Additional Courses
Select three courses of the following:9
Mathematics as a Liberal Art
Quantitative Reasoning
Finite Mathematics with Matrices
Discrete Mathematics
Introduction to Survey Methods
Elementary Statistics I
Introduction to Statistical Modeling
Statistical Study Design
Total Hours21

Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Minor in Elementary School Math (52B)
This program is effective as of Summer 2022
Revised 04.21.2022
UCC 02.15.2022