QUEST Elementary & Special Education (BS/MAT) B.S. in Mathematics


Mathematics Requirements (35 credits)

MATH1201     Calculus I
MATH2202     Calculus II
MATH2203     Calculus III
MATH2210     Differential Equations
MATH2255     Discrete Structures
MATH3220     Linear Algebra
MATH3225     Abstract Algebra
MATH3230     Analysis
MATH3237     Probability and Statistics I
MATH3341     Advanced Engineering Math

Mathematics Elective (3 credits)

Computer Science Requirements (9 credits)

CSCI1201     Computer Programming I
CSCI1202     Computer Programming II
CSCI2232     Data Structures

Science Requirements (8 credits)

PHYS2203     University Physics I
PHYS2201     Physics I Lab
PHYS2204     University Physics II
PHYS2202     Physics II Lab

Science Electives (11 credits)

Laboratory science I
Laboratory science I Lab
Laboratory science II
Laboratory science II Lab
BIOL_____  Bio Elective

University Requirements (8 credits)

UNIV1001     Transitioning to University Life
UNIV1002      Preparing for Professional Life   
UNIV2001       Cross-cultural Perspectives
UNIV2002      Global Issues

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS  (21 credits)

ENWR1101     Academic Writing
ENWR1102     Academic Rsrch & Writing
ENGR2210     Technical Communication
ENGR3000     Modern Technologies:  Principles, Applications & Impacts
PSYC1101    General Psychology
PSYC2204    Child Development (or)
PSYC3305    Adolescent Growth & Dev
Humanities Elective

Technical Electives (3 credits)

Elementary & Special Education Courses  (45 credits)

Year 1

EDUC1108    Seminar in Professional Practice I
EDUC2401    Field Experience I
EDUC2206    Foundations of Special Education

Year 2

EDUC2204    Survey of students w/Special Needs 
EDUC2205    Classroom Management
EDUC2209    Seminar in Professional Practice II
EDUC2402    Field Experience II
EDUC3309    Seminar in Professional Practice III

Year 3

EDUC3403   Field Experience III
EDUC6818*  Language Development & Literacy I
EDUC6819*  Language Development & Literacy II
EDUC7763*  Human Relations and Conflict Resolution

Year 4

EDUC3404    Field Experience IV
EDUC6792    Assistive Technology in the Inclusive Clasroom
EDUC6797    Multisensory Math Instruction
EDUC6820*  Problem-Based Strategies in Elementary Education
EDUC6893*  Evaluation and Measurement in Education

* Graduate Education Courses

Note: Please refer to the BA in Mathematics for the specific general education and major requirements.

Initial Certification

Students in the QUEST/TSD program must maintain a CGPA ≥ 3.0. Students must satisfy all core requirements and specific departmental requirements for their liberal arts/science major in order to be eligible for a baccalaureate degree. Students in the QUEST/TSD Program must major in a liberal arts/science discipline and will complete 40 credits as a concentration in elementary or special education. Fifteen of the 40 education credits are “dual” credits that count toward the completion of both the BA/BS and the MAT degree. A minimum of 128-145 credits are required to complete a BA/BS degree. Students who are unable to complete the required courses as undergraduates will complete them in year 5, or additional time, if needed. QUEST/TSD students who complete 15 graduate credits in their undergraduate program must complete a minimum of an additional 25 graduate credits (total of 40 graduate credits) to earn their Masters degree. All students enrolled in QUEST/TSD must meet each semester with their QUEST/TSD advisor to plan for and review FDU program requirements as well as State certification requirements. Students who have not taken a biology, hygiene, physiology or substance abuse course must take the State approved Health Examination to fulfill this certification requirement. Prior to Field Experience IV, a passing score on the Praxis is required.

QUEST Fifth Year Course Outline Elementary & Special Education Certification Track
EDUC6575 Apprenticeship Teaching (6)
EDUC6747 Multisensory Reading Instruction(3)
EDUC6750 Teaching in an Inclusive Classroom (3)
EDUC6793 Education of Students with Moderate & Severe Disabilities (3)
EDUC6825 Apprenticeship Teaching Seminar (2)
EDUC7812 Final Project (2)

In order to complete the Master of Arts in Teaching program in 5 years, some students may need to take courses in summer and winter sessions in Years 2-5 depending upon their particular program requirements and approval of their QUEST/TSD and Liberal Arts/Science advisors.

QUEST students may attend the study abroad program at FDU Wroxton, England in their junior year. Study in Wroxton might necessitate taking other required courses over a summer semester.