Mathematics/Secondary Certification Area

This area program prepares the student to teach mathematics and statistics in a high school setting. The program has a lot of flexibility, as courses related to the application of mathematics may be chosen from a wide variety of disciplines, including mathematics or statistics.

Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts Degree

University Studies Requirements: 42-43 hrs
(see Academic Degrees and Programs in Bulletin)

University Studies selections must include:

  • Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies and Quantitative Skills:

    • MAT 250 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

    • MAT 308 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

  • Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship:

    • PSY 180 General Psychology

  • University Studies Electives:

    • MAT 309 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III

Note: Certification requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a B or better in a University Studies math course, public speaking, and EDU 180 or equivalent course. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor and/or Office of Teacher Education Services for details.

Required Courses:  20 hrs

  • MAT 100T Transitions

  • MAT 312 Mathematical Reasoning

  • MAT 335 Matrix Theory and Linear Algebra

  • AT 517 Foundations of Geometry

  • MAT 550 Teaching Mathematics

  • MAT 551 Mathematics for Teachers

  • STA 540 Mathematical Statistics I

Required Limited Electives:  18-20 hrs

Three MAT courses (3 or 4 credit hour) selected from MAT 338 and MAT or STA courses numbered 400 or above including:

  • at least one of the following:

    • MAT 513 Modern Algebra I

    • MAT 516 Introduction to Topology

    • MAT 525 Advanced Calculus I

  • and at least one of the following:

    • MAT 442 Introduction to Numerical Analysis

    • MAT 506 Mathematical Modeling I

    • MAT 524 Boundary Value Problems

    • STA 541 Mathematical Statistics II

  • An additional MAT course selected from MAT 338 and MAT or STA courses numbered 400 or above, and

  • At least three (3 or 4 credit hour) courses selected from courses numbered 400 or above or from courses related to the application of mathematics selected from a list approved by the Department of  Mathematics and Statistics.

Co-requirement: 3 hrs
One course in computer programming selected from CSC 145, 232, 233, 235 or EGR 140.

Required for Secondary Certification in Mathematics:  33 hrs

  • EDU 180 Exploring the Teaching Profession

  • EDU 280 Educating for Human Development

  • EDU 380 Inclusive Teaching of Diverse Learners

  • EDU 480 Effective Pedagogy1,2

  • EDU 485 Professional Perspectives for Teaching1,3

  • SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools2

  • SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School

  • SEC 422 Extended Practicum3

EDU 180, 280, 380, 480 and 485 require a passing grade of B or better.

EDU 480 and SEC 420 must be taken together and two semesters before students teaching.

EDU 485 and SEC 422 must be taken one semester before student teaching.

Unrestricted Electives: 0-3 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements: 120-123 hrs

Four-year program plans starting with: MAT 150 , MAT 250

Academic plans for this program: B.S. Secondary Certification Area , B.A. Secondary Certification Area

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