FACULTY SENATE

Senate Document Number 2604S

Date of Senate Approval 03/25/04

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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:

**APC Document 16: Change to Middle School Licensure Requirements for Mathematics**

**Effective Date: Fall 2004**

**Delete: ** On pg 100, under Middle School Licensure (6-9), II, the statement on Mathematics

** Mathematics--14 hours: MATH 191, 215, 216, 251; STAT 185**

**Add:** On pg 100, in place of deleted entry:

** Mathematics--15 hours: MATH 167, 191, 251; STAT 185**

**Impact:** This impacts students whose second area of middle school licensure is mathematics. It allows
the prerequisite to MATH 191 (Calculus) to count as one of the courses students take to fulfill licensure
requirements. MATH 167 was a hidden prerequisite for those students who could not begin their
mathematics courses with MATH 191, causing them to have to take an additional 4 hours.

**Rationale:** The State department charged us with providing middle school licensure candidates with
content in geometry. The sequence, MATH 215-216 was used to satisfy this because it specifically
addressed geometry. The courses were originally designed for the elementary licensure students, and
thus did not serve the middle school licensure candidates very well. To that end, we have re-designed the
Math Methods course, EDUC 383 to include a focus on strategies for teaching using geometry as the
content.