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
Advanced Composition3
Professional & Technical Communication3
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication3
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture3
Introduction to Communication3
Public Speaking3
Introduction to Communication 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 in 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 I0,3
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 3120Multicultural Education3
EDUC 3997Secondary Field Experience3
EDUC 4420Teaching Mathematics at the Middle and High School Level3
EDUC 4820Secondary Student Teaching9
EDUC 4821Middle and High School Student Teaching Seminar3
READ 4330Content Area Literacy3
SPED 3105Introduction 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
1

MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I is required for the degree but students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter MATH 1511G first.

2

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses

3

 See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses. Note that one of the VWW requirements will be satisfied using the 9 hour rule with the EDUC courses that are required for the degree.

4

MATH 401 Special Topics must be approved by the department for credit towards the major.

5

A grade of C- or better must be earned.

6

Elective credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.

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 3120 Multicultural Education, EDUC 3997 Secondary Field Experience, and SPED 3105 Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society are prerequisites for TEP entrance.  Students can apply for TEP during the semester in which they are completing the last of these prerequisites.  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
Advanced Composition
Professional & Technical Communication
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication
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 Communication 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 3120 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 in Mathematics
or Foundations of Geometry
3
EDUC 3997 Secondary Field Experience 3
MATH 331
Introduction to Modern Algebra (C- or better) 7
or Introduction to Analysis
3
SPED 3105 Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 3
Elective Course 3 3
 Credits15
Spring
Elective Course 3 4
READ 4330 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 in 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 4420 Teaching Mathematics at the Middle and High School Level 3
 Credits15
Spring
EDUC 4820 Secondary Student Teaching 9
EDUC 4821 Middle and High School Student Teaching Seminar 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120-122
1

Math Placement: MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I is the starting Math course for the degree, however, students may need to complete any prerequisites prior to enrolling into this course.

2

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

3

Elective credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.

4

MATH/STAT 300-level courses that cannot be taken to fulfill this requirement: MATH 300 Readings and MATH 313 Fundamentals of Algebra and Geometry I.

5

See the Viewing a Wider World section for a full list of courses.

6

MATH/STAT 400-level courses that cannot be taken to fulfill this requirement: MATH 400 Undergraduate Research, MATH 459 Survey of Geometry, STAT 400 Undergraduate Research.

7

MATH 331 Introduction to Modern Algebra is only offered in the Fall semesters. However, MATH 332 Introduction to Analysis is taught in the Spring and may be used as a substitute.