Mathematics Education - B.S.E. Early Childhood | School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies | Kent State University

Early Childhood (preK – 3)

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Early Childhood Education (ECED) prepares future teachers to teach students from preschool through grade 3. The program was the first undergraduate teacher education program in the world to offer International Baccalaureate certification, and includes over 500 field hours with children.

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There are nine (9) required hours of mathematics education courses in the ECED program, and an additional three (3) hour course included in the Generalist Endorsement for grades 4-5. Students enrolled in these courses are provided experiences in the university classroom and field that enhance their understanding of children’s mathematical thinking at various stages of development and appropriate pedagogies to facilitate engagement in more sophisticated mathematical thinking in these stages.

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Mathematics Education Courses

ECED 30147: Early Experiences in Mathematics & Science

Instructional psychology and materials for effective teaching of mathematics and science in preschool settings with a theoretical emphasis on cognitive development [3 Credit Hours].

ECED 40107: Teaching Mathematics: Early Years I

Instructional psychology and materials for effective teaching of mathematics in grades K-1 with a theoretical emphasis on cognitive development [3 Credit Hours].

ECED 40147: Teaching Mathematics: Early Years II

Instructional psychology and materials for effective teaching of mathematics in grades K-3 with a theoretical emphasis on cognitive development [3 Credit Hours].

Note: MCED 40045/50045 offered through Middle Childhood Education is the mathematics portion of the Grades 4-5 Endorsement.

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