• Provides a strong credential in elementary mathematics education 
  • Supports a career goal of elementary mathematics specialist (EMS)  
  • Graduates have found jobs with ease 

Topics Covered

  • Number Systems 
  • Patterns, Functions, Algebra 
  • Geometry and Data Analysis 
  • Discrete Structures with Proof 
  • Calculus I & II 
  • Upper-level mathematics elective 


  • Mathematics for Elementary School (PreK-8) 
  • Active-learning pedagogy in mathematics  
  • Foundations of Secondary Mathematics 
  • Designed to educate elementary mathematics specialists

  • Active and collaborative learning

  • 15-25:1 student faculty ratio


Program Description

The Advanced Mathematics for Elementary Education major is an excellent choice for students seeking licensure in Elementary or Special Education who wish to earn a strong credential in elementary mathematics education in order to pursue a career goal of elementary mathematics specialist (EMS). Students in this major must simultaneously be enrolled in one of the following B.S.E. degree programs:

Elementary Education with Licensure (1-6), B.S.E. Special Education: Moderate Disabilities with Licensure (PreK-8), B.S.E.

Students are accepted into the program only with the approval of the mathematics department chair.

Requirements for the B.S. in Advanced Mathematics for Elementary Education:

The University Common Core (use core for BSE degree courses). The Major.

For the University Common Core, specific WSU core courses are required for Education students; see their list of "Common Core Coursework for Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education Majors." Students should consult with their Education advisor to choose appropriate University Common Core courses.

Coursework required for the Major - 32 Credits
Additional Graduation Requirements

All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students have the ability to explore and understand advanced mathematical knowledge.
  • Students effectively communicate mathematical ideas.
  • Students use the language of mathematical proof correctly and appropriately.
  • Students understand the interconnectedness of mathematics.
  • Students understand applications and real-world uses of mathematics.
student teaching a younger student

Still have questions?

Program Coordinator for Elementary Mathematics Education amee@westfield.ma.edu  

Contact us

Dr. Jesse Johnson
Chair of Mathematics
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