This minor may be completed only by students admitted to the Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence options of Elementary Education. Students admitted to the Content Focus option are asked to identify the minor of their choice when admitted to the program. Students admitted to the other Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence options should fill out a minor declaration form available in the School of Education Student Services office, Room 139 Education Building.

Complete a minimum of 28 credits. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 is required, based on all UW–Madison coursework included in the minor.

Elementary Education students may also wish to consider the Specialized Mathematics minor, which exchanges some of the higher-level mathematics courses for a broader range of coursework in mathematics, computer sciences, and statistics. A mathematics/science dual minor option is also available.

The first 13 credits of the mathematics minor involves calculus-level coursework. Students may need to complete prerequisite coursework—e.g., MATH 112 Algebra, MATH 113 Trigonometry—to reach this proficiency level. These preparatory courses may be used to meet the liberal studies requirement, but may not be applied toward the credits required for the mathematics minor.

MATH 221 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 15
MATH 222 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 24
MATH 234 Calculus--Functions of Several Variables4
MATH 340 Elementary Matrix and Linear Algebra3
STAT 301 Introduction to Statistical Methods3
MATH 441 Introduction to Modern Algebra3
MATH 461 College Geometry I3

Because of prerequisites and scheduling issues, the sequencing of this coursework requires careful planning to be completed in a timely fashion. Students are encouraged to consult with an advisor regarding the appropriate sequencing of these courses.