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 |
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General Education | ||
Area I: Communications | ||
English Composition - Level 1 | ||
ENGL 1110G | Composition I | 4 |
English Composition - Level 2 | ||
Choose one from the following: | 3 | |
Advanced Composition | 3 | |
Professional & Technical Communication | 3 | |
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication | 3 | |
Oral Communication | ||
Choose one from the following: | 3 | |
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture | 3 | |
Introduction to Communication | 3 | |
Public Speaking | 3 | |
Introduction to Communication Honors | 3 | |
Area II: Mathematics | ||
MATH 1511G | Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (Departmental/College Requirement) ^{1} | 4 |
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences | 10-11 | |
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 ^{2} | 3 | |
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts ^{2} | 3 | |
General Education Elective | ||
MATH 1521G | Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (Departmental/College Requirement) | 4 |
Viewing a Wider World ^{3} | 3 | |
Departmental/College Requirements | ||
MATH 1531 | Introduction to Higher Mathematics | 3 |
MATH 2415 | Introduction to Linear Algebra | 3 |
MATH 2530G | Calculus III | 3 |
MATH 331 | Introduction to Modern Algebra | 3 |
or MATH 332 | Introduction to Analysis | |
MATH 411V | Great Theorems in Mathematics | 3 |
MATH 452 | Foundations of Geometry | 3 |
STAT 371 | Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I | 3 |
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 | |
Readings | 1-3 | |
Fundamentals of Algebra and Geometry I | 0,3 | |
Undergraduate Research | 1-3 | |
Survey of Geometry | 3 | |
Undergraduate Research | 1-3 | |
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW) ^{5} | ||
C S 172 | Computer Science I | 4 |
EDUC 3120 | Multicultural Education | 3 |
EDUC 3997 | Secondary Field Experience | 3 |
EDUC 4420 | Teaching Mathematics at the Middle and High School Level | 3 |
EDUC 4820 | Secondary Student Teaching | 9 |
EDUC 4821 | Middle and High School Student Teaching Seminar | 3 |
READ 4330 | Content Area Literacy | 3 |
SPED 3105 | Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society | 3 |
Second Language Requirement: (not required) | ||
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 ^{6} | 22 | |
3 hours must be upper division. | ||
Total Credits | 120-121 |
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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.
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See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses
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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.
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MATH 401 Special Topics must be approved by the department for credit towards the major.
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A grade of C- or better must be earned.
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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.
First Year | ||
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Fall | Credits | |
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 |
Credits | 15 | |
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 | |
Credits | 17-18 | |
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 |
Credits | 15 | |
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 | |
Credits | 15-16 | |
Third Year | ||
Fall | ||
MATH 411V or MATH 452 | Great Theorems in Mathematics or Foundations of Geometry | 3 |
EDUC 3997 | Secondary Field Experience | 3 |
MATH 331 or MATH 332 | 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 | |
Credits | 15 | |
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 | |
Credits | 16 | |
Fourth Year | ||
Fall | ||
MATH 452 or MATH 411V | 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 |
Credits | 15 | |
Spring | ||
EDUC 4820 | Secondary Student Teaching | 9 |
EDUC 4821 | Middle and High School Student Teaching Seminar | 3 |
Credits | 12 | |
Total Credits | 120-122 |
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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.
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See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.
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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.
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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.
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See the Viewing a Wider World section for a full list of courses.
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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.
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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.