Mathematics/Secondary Certification Major (2016-2017 Bulletin)

This major prepares the student to teach mathematics and statistics in a high school setting. A minor is required, and a well-chosen one can increase the job prospects of a future teacher.

Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts Degree

University Studies Requirements:  42-45 hrs
(see Chapter 6 of the Bulletin, Academic Degrees and Programs)

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:
EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development
EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education1

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 103 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: 21 hrs

MAT 100T Freshman Orientation
MAT 309 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
MAT 312 Mathematical Reasoning2
MAT 335 Matrix Theory and Linear Algebra
MAT 517 Foundations of Geometry
MAT 550 Teaching Mathematics
STA 540 Mathematical Statistics I3

Required Limited Electives: 9 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

and an additional course (at least 3 credit hours) selected from MAT 338 and MAT or STA courses numbered 400 or above.

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

Required Minor: 21 hrs

Required for Secondary Certification in Mathematics:  33 hrs

EDU 303 Strategies of Teaching
EDU 403 Structures and Foundations of Education
EDU 405 Evaluation and Measurement in Education4
REA 427 Teaching Content Area Literacy in the Secondary School
SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools4
SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School
SEC 422 Extended Practicum5
SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities

Total Curriculum Requirements:  129-133 hrs

See four-year program plans starting with: MAT 150  MAT 250

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

1With a grade of B or better.
2This is a University Studies writing intensive course.
3This is a University Studies technology intensive course.
4EDU 405 and SEC 420 must be taken together and two semesters before student teaching.
5Must be taken one semester before student teaching.