Mathematics/Secondary Certification Area (2014-2015 Bulletin)

Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts Degree

  University Studies Requirements:  42-43 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 Education
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 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:  24 hrs

MAT 100T Transitions
MAT 312   Mathematical Reasoning
MAT 335   Matrix Theory and Linear Algebra
MAT 517   Foundations of Geometry
MAT 540   Mathematical Statistics I
MAT 550   Teaching Mathematics
MAT 551   Mathematics for Teachers

Required Limited Electives:  18-20 hrs

A. Three MAT courses (3 or 4 credit hour) selected from MAT 338 and MAT 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
MAT 541 Mathematical Statistics II
An additional MAT course selected from MAT 338 and MAT courses numbered 400 or above

B. At least three (3 or 4 credit hour) MAT 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: 3-4 hrs
One course in computer programming selected from CSC 145, 232, 235 or EGR 140.

Required for Secondary Certification in Mathematics:  35 hrs

EDU 303 Strategies of Teaching
EDU 403 Structures and Foundations of Education
EDU 405 Evaluation and Measurement in Education
HEA 191 Personal Health
SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools
SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School
SEC 422 Extended Practicum
SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities

Total Curriculum Requirements:  122-125 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