Math Pre-Education Concentration

By learning foundational logic within a wide scope of math topics from calculus to abstract algebra and combining this with the communication and analytical skills offered by English courses, the Math Pre-Education concentration helps to generate strong educators with exemplary content knowledge as well as the ability to analyze, decipher, and explain math in diverse ways.

Suggested minors and double majors


Students can pair virtually any minor or major at OSU with the IMME Math Pre-Education program. The most popular areas of study to pair with the IMME Math Pre-Education concentration are Communications, Developmental Psychology, Education, Psychology, and Sociology. Please note, students completing the IMME major are not permitted to complete an English or Mathematics minor or double major.

IMME Math Pre-Education Concentration Requirements


The following required coursework allows the student to demonstrate the skills present in strong educators with exemplary content knowledge as well as the ability to analyze, decipher, and explain math in diverse ways.

Students may review the requirements for the IMME Math Pre-Education Concentration below and on the IMME Math Pre-Education Concentration Requirements [pdf] handout.

Prerequisite Courses

  • Econ 2001.01 Microeconomics (3 cr.)
  • Econ 2002.01 Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
  • English 2367 Language, Identity, and Culture in the U.S. Experience (3 cr.)
  • Math 1151 Calculus I (5 cr.)
  • Math 1152 Calculus II (5 cr.)
  • Math 1295 Introductory Math Seminar (1 cr.)

Math Pre-Education Concentration Requirements

  • CSE 2111 Modeling and Problem Solving with Spreadsheets and Databases (3 cr.)
  • Math 2153 Calculus III (4 cr.)
  • Math 2255 Differential Equations and Their Applications (3 cr.)
  • Math 2568 Linear Algebra (3 cr.)
  • Math 3345 Foundations or Higher Mathematics (3 cr.)
  • Math 4504 History of Mathematics (3 cr.)
  • Math 4530 Probability (3 cr.) of Stat 4201 Introduction to Math Statistics I (4 cr.)
  • English/Math 4420 Capstone Course for Integrated Major in Mathematics and English (3 cr.)
  • English 2269 Digital Media Composing (3 cr.)
  • English Methods Course (choose one of the following)
    • English 2270 Intro to Folklore (3 cr.)
    • English 3379 Methods for the Study of Rhetoric, Writing, and Literacy (3 cr.)
    • English 3398 Methods for the Study of Literature (3 cr.)
  • Diversity in English Studies Course (choose one of the following)
    • English 4577.01 Folklore: Groups & Communities (3 cr.)
    • English 4580 Topics in LGBTQ Literatures/Cultures (3 cr.)
    • English 4581 Topics in U.S. Ethnic Literatures (3 cr.)
    • English 4582 Topics in African-American Literature (3 cr.)
    • English 4586 Studies in American Indian Literature/Culture (3 cr.)
    • English 4587 Studies in Asian American Literature/Culture (3 cr.)
    • English 4588 Studies in Latino/a Literature/Culture (3 cr.)
    • English 4589 Studying the Margins: Power, Language, & Culture (3 cr.)
    • English 4592 Topics in Women in Literature and Culture (3 cr.)
    • English 4597.01 Disability Experience in the Contemporary World (3 cr.)
    • English 4601 Language & the Black Experience (3 cr.)
  • One English Elective Course at the 3000-level or higher (3 cr.)
  • Three English Elective Courses at the 4000-level or higher (9 cr.)
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