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Elementary Education Requirements


The required course path for elementary education majors is:

MATH 157 -> MATH 257 (Note that only MATH 257 is a disciplinary lens course.)

MATH-157 Prerequisites: Proficiency in high school algebra, as measured by a score of at least 61 on the Algebra part of the Compass exam, or at least the 70th percentile on either ACT or SAT (23 or 540) math, or MATH 108. Thus some elementary education students do:

MATH 108 -> MATH 157 -> MATH 257


MATH 25 -> MATH 108 -> MATH 157 -> MATH 257

Note that MATH 108, Intermediate Algebra, is not and never will be a disciplinary lens course. Thus, students should not be advised to take it in order to “fulfill the MATH DLM requirement.” MATH 108 should only be taken by students who do not place into required MATH courses.