Bachelor of arts in

Elementary Education in Math

AIU's School of Education offers a Bachelor of Arts in Education Mathematics response to the current educational climate in the nation, which includes shortages in qualified teachers for public and private schools.

Graduates from this program will be equipped with both the content and the pedagogical knowledge and skills necessary to implement the school’s conceptual framework by shaping future generations of elementary school students.

The elementary education curriculum at AIU leads to a bachelor’s degree of education in mathematics. It aims to provide candidates with:

(i) an accredited professional qualification meeting the requirements of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Education for initial teacher education; and

(ii) Graduate Attributes, as detailed below.

The elementary education curriculum leads to a bachelor’s degree in education, graduates will be qualified to apply to any elementary school teaching certification in the major of mathematics.


Elementary Math Degree Plan

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Career Opportunities

  • Students graduating with a degree in education can take on a variety of academic and school-related roles in the education sector.

Degree Requirements


School of Education Requirements

Students in the Bachelor of Elementary Education in Math must complete a minimum of 124 credits including satisfaction of all degree requirements of AIU. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic rules of AIU and those of the department.

General Education Requirements 37 credits
School Core Requirements                               47 credits
Major Requirements 40 credits
Total Credits Required for Degree 124 credits


General Education Requirements

American International University has established seven competencies that form the foundation of the learning outcomes in our courses. Upon successful completion of the General Education program, students will be able to demonstrate:

  • Critical thinking
  • Effective communication
  • Ethical reasoning
  • Global self-awareness
  • Information literacy
  • Mathematical and scientific reasoning
  • Quantitative and IT Literacy

With the understanding that our students will specialize in a variety of academic majors, the General Education Program requirements are designed to ensure that all students will acquire experiential and activity-based learning and the application of knowledge in concrete situations as part of their AIU experience. 

Required Elementary Math Courses

All students in the Elementary Math program must complete the following courses. Students are responsible for observing all course prerequisites and limitations.

  • Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I
  • Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II      
  • Geometry for Middle School Teachers
  • Number Theory for Middle School Teachers
  • Abstract Algebra for Middle School Teachers
  • Elementary Functions
  • Calculus I
  • Integrating the Arts into the Elementary Classroom
  • Mathematics Instruction: P-8
  • Education Electives (2 courses)

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