Mathematics/Secondary Certification Major

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:  43-44 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: 17 hrs

MAT 100T Freshman Orientation
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, 233, 235 or EGR 140.

Required Minor: 21 hrs

Required for Secondary Certification in Mathematics: 33 hrs

EDU 180 Exploring the Teaching Profession1
EDU 280 Educating for Human Development1
EDU 380 Inclusive Teaching of Diverse Learners1
EDU 480 Effective Pedagogy1
EDU 485 Professional Perspectives for Teaching1
SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools4
SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School
SEC 422 Extended Practicum4

Total Curriculum Requirements:  126-130 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.
4Must be taken one semester before student teaching