Mathematics (Secondary Mathematics Education) - Bachelor of Science

The concentration in Secondary Mathematics Education allows a flexible program providing a student with a path to graduate studies in mathematics or a career in industry, as well as all the mathematics and education courses required for certification as a secondary education teacher in mathematics.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I4
English Composition - Level 2
Choose one from the following:3
Professional & Technical Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science3
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture3
Introduction to Communication3
Public Speaking3
Introduction to Communications Honors3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1511GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I (Departmental/College Requirement) 14
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab
4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 2
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences Course or Social/Behavioral Science Course (4 credits or 3 credits) 2
Area V: Humanities 23
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 23
General Education Elective
MATH 1521GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II (Departmental/College Requirement)4
Viewing a Wider World 33
Departmental/College Requirements
MATH 1531Introduction to Higher Mathematics3
MATH 2415Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MATH 2530GCalculus III3
MATH 331Introduction to Modern Algebra3
or MATH 332 Introduction to Analysis
MATH 411VGreat Theorems: The Art of Mathematics3
MATH 452Foundations of Geometry3
STAT 371Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I3
Departmental Electives 4
Select at least 9 additional upper-division credits of approves courses prefixed MATH or STAT (at least 6 must be 400-level), excluding the following:9
Readings1-3
Fundamentals of Algebra and Geometry I3
Calculus with Hands-on Applications3
Undergraduate Research1-3
Survey of Geometry3
Undergraduate Research1-3
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW) 5
C S 172Computer Science I4
EDUC 315Multicultural Education3
EDUC 381Secondary Field Experience3
EDUC 462Teaching Mathematics at the Middle and High School Level3
EDUC 471Secondary Student Teaching9
EDUC 482Middle and High School Student Teaching Seminar3
RDG 414Content Area Literacy3
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society3
Second Language Requirement: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 622
3 hours must be upper division.
Total Credits120-121

Notes for Minor in Education

Students must apply to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) before they can progress in the 400 level education courses.  EDUC 315, EDUC 381, and SPED 350 are pre-requisites for TEP entrance.  Students can apply for TEP during the semester in which they are completing the last of these pre-requisites.  Students will also need to have declared the Minor in Secondary Education before applying to TEP.

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a Concentration in General Mathematics there is no second language requirement.

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and english. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Some students may be able to bypass one or more courses in the calculus sequence MATH 1511G - MATH 1521G - MATH 2530G. The calculus sequence, Introduction to Higher Mathematics, and Linear Algebra provide knowledge that is basic to further work, and students are advised to complete them or their equivalent as early as possible.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ENGL 1110G Composition I (C- or better) 4
MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (C- or better) 1 4
Elective Course 3 3
C S 172 Computer Science I (C- or better) 4
 Credits15
Spring
Choose one from the following: 3
Professional & Technical Communication  
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science  
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 2 3
MATH 1521G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (C- or better) 4
PHYS 1310G Calculus -Based Physics I 3
PHYS 1310L Calculus -Based Physics I Lab 1
Elective Course 3 3-4
 Credits17-18
Second Year
Fall
Choose one from the following: 3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture  
Introduction to Communication  
Public Speaking  
Introduction to Communications Honors  
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 2 3
MATH 2415 Introduction to Linear Algebra (C- or better) 3
MATH 2530G Calculus III (C- or better) 3
 Credits15
Spring
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Science Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 2 3-4
EDUC 315 Multicultural Education 3
MATH 1531 Introduction to Higher Mathematics 3
MATH/STAT Elective Course - 300-level of higher (C- or better) 4 3
Elective Course 3 3
 Credits15-16
Third Year
Fall
MATH 411V
Great Theorems: The Art of Mathematics
or Foundations of Geometry
3
EDUC 381 Secondary Field Experience 3
MATH 331
Introduction to Modern Algebra (C- or better) 7
or Introduction to Analysis
3
SPED 350 Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 3
Elective Course 3 3
 Credits15
Spring
Elective Course 3 4
RDG 414 Content Area Literacy 3
STAT 371 Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I 3
MATH/STAT Elective Course - 400-level (C- or better) 6 3
Elective Course 3 3
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Fall
MATH 452
Foundations of Geometry
or Great Theorems: The Art of Mathematics
3
MATH/STAT Elective Course - 400-level (C- or better) 6 3
VWW - Viewing a Wider World 5 3
Elective Course - Upper Division 3 3
EDUC 462 Teaching Mathematics at the Middle and High School Level 3
 Credits15
Spring
EDUC 471 Secondary Student Teaching 9
EDUC 482 Middle and High School Student Teaching Seminar 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120-122