Math Department

Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education

In addition to the courses listed below, students must complete all university general education requirements and sufficient additional free electives to total a minimum of 125 semester hours,including foreign language and physical education. Students must also maintain a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. in all coursework.

Content Courses

  • CS 140 Introduction to Programming
  • MAT 150/151 Mathematics Seminar I&II
  • MAT 141 Foundational Discrete Mathematics
  • MAT 181,182 Calculus I & II
  • MAT 207 Proofs
  • MAT 222 Introductory Statistics
  • MAT 242 Foundations of Geometry
  • MAT 272 Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • MAT 342 Topics in geometry
  • MAT 375 Algebraic Structure
  • One of the following:
    • MAT 250 Mathematical Modeling
    • MAT 251 Posing and Solving Problems in Mathematics
    • MAT 332 Introduction to Applied Mathematics
  • Two from the following:
    • MAT 281 Calculus III
    • MAT 212 Math in the Middle Grades
    • MAT 363 History of Mathematics
    • MAT 383 Introduction to Analysis

One additional elective from MAT 185, 212, 250, 251, 282, 332, 351, 359, 363, 383, 298, 398, 498 or 467.

Additional courses required for Secondary Certification:

  • EPY 204 Adolescent Development in School Setting
  • ED 206 Introduction to Education
  • HPX 215 Health issues in the School
  • EPY 405 Introduction to Special Education
  • ED 385 Methods on Teaching in Secondary Schools
  • ED 386 Secondary Professional Development School Experience
  • ED 440 Integrating Language
  • ED 449 Teaching Math in Secondary Schools
  • ED 340 Assessment of Teaching Strategies
  • ED 342 Student Teaching

The Secondary Mathematics Education major has earned recognition from the National Council of teachers of Mathematics.  The outcomes that all secondary education majors are expected to demonstrate are listed here.

Four Year Plan of Study:

First year
Fall Spring
MAT 150 .5 MAT 151 .5
MAT 141 3 MAT 207 3
MAT 181 3-4 MAT 182 4
COM 160/161/162 3 PSY 100 3
Writing Intensive Humanities 3 Gen Ed Fine Art 3
CS 140 or 141 3/4 HIS 148/149 3
Total: 15.5-17.5 Total: 16.5

 

Sophomore year
Fall Spring
MAT 242 3 MAT 222 3
MAT 182/281 4 MAT 342 3
MAT 272 3 MAT 375 3
ED 206 3 Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Science 3
HPX 215 3 HPX 117 2
EPY 204 3
Total: 16 Total: 17

 

Junior year
Fall Spring
MAT 250/251/332 3 MAT 281/383 4/3
MAT Elective 3 MAT Elective 3
MAT Elective 3 Gen Ed Humanities 3
Gen Ed Humanities 3 Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Science 3
Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Science 3 Lab Science 3-4
Total: 15 Total: 15-17

 

Senior year
Fall Spring
EPY 405 3 ED 340 1
ED 385 3 ED 342 12
ED 386 1
ED 440 3
ED 449 3
Total: 13 Total: 13