Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees with a major in mathematics for secondary education. Graduate programs leading to the Master of Science in Education and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees in mathematics also are available through the School of Education.
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 must also 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 teaching methodology appropriate for teaching at the secondary level. In addition, students will learn how to use appropriate technology in teaching.
This major is designed to furnish students with the mathematics content necessary for secondary certification in mathematics; to teach secondary mathematics, students will also need to complete the secondary education major offered in the School of Education. Students must complete the following mathematics and related courses:
The courses, Mathematics Tutoring (currently under the Mathematics 195 number) and Math 125 (Mathematical Modeling), are strongly recommended.
A student must have a departmental minor advisor and complete the following courses: Mathematics 50, 54, 70, 80, 101, 153, 157, Computer Science 65, and either Statistics 71 or Statistics 131. Mathematics 45 and Mathematics 145 are also recommended.