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Mathematics for Secondary Education

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Program Overview

The focus of the program is to provide the necessary mathematics content and methods for students to become mathematics teachers at the middle school to high school level.

In addition to receiving this degree in the College of Arts and Sciences, students also must complete the secondary education major in the School of Education.  Students will learn theory and application of mathematics in a range of lower- and upper-level classes, as well as teaching methodology appropriate for teaching at the secondary level.  In addition, students will learn how to use appropriate technology in teaching.


B.S. Requirements

This major is designed to furnish studenst with the mathematics content necessary for secondary certification in mathematics; to teach secondary mathematics, students also will need to complete the secondary education major offered in the School of Education.

Students must complete the following mathematics and related courses.  All programs are to be planned in careful consultation with a departmental advisor and be approved by that advisor.

Course Credit Hours
MATH 045 - Mathematics and Technology 3
MATH 050 - Calculus I 4
MATH 054 - Discrete Mathematics 3
MATH 070 - Calculus II 4
MATH 080 - Linear Algebra 3
MATH 101 - Mathematical Reasoning 3
MATH 144 - Topics in Mathematics Education 3
MATH 145 - Methods of Teaching Secondary School Mathematics 3
MATH 153 - Modern Geometry 3
MATH 155 - Abstract Algebra I 3-4
MATH 157 - History of Mathematics 3
MATH 192 - Mathematics for Secondary Education Capstone 1
CS 065 - Introduction to Computer Science I 3
STAT 071 - Statistics I or ACTS/MATH 131 - Introduction to Probability I 3
MATH 195 - Topics in Mathematics and MATH 125 - Mathematical Modeling are strongly recommended
Total 42

Mathematics for Secondary Education Minor

The minor provides the courses necessary for mathematics as a secondary teaching field.  A students must have a departmental minor advisor and complete the following courses.  Minimum required credit hours = 29.

Course Credit Hours
MATH 050 - Calculus I 4
MATH 054 - Discrete Mathematics 3
MATH 070 - Calculus II 4
MATH 080 - Linear Algebra 3
MATH 101 - Mathematical Reasoning 3
MATH 153 - Modern Geometry 3
MATH 157 - History of Mathematics 3
CS 065 - Introduction to Computer Science I 3
STAT 071 - Statistics I or ACTS/MATH 131 - Introduction to Probability I 3
MATH 045 - Mathematics and Technology and MATH 145 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics are strongly recommended
Total 29

 

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