Mathematics Education BS (6-12)

This program is designed to prepare a teacher candidate for a career as a mathematics teacher in grades 6-12. Field experiences include observation and participation in grades 6-12 learning environments. Lesson planning and classroom management are included in courses and field experiences. A semester-long clinical practice (student teaching) experience is the culminating requirement of the mathematics education major.

Mission Statement

The mathematics education major seeks to prepare teacher candidates who are competent in reasoning and problem solving skills that will enable them to be effective teachers in secondary school.

Student Learning Outcomes

Teacher candidates with a Mathematics Education major will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad-based knowledge of mathematics;
  2. Understand and construct mathematical proofs and apply mathematical tools and critical thinking skills in problem solving;
  3. Clearly communicate mathematical ideas; and
  4. Perform effectively as a mathematics teacher in middle/high school (grades 6-12).

Requirements

FE Includes a Field Experience

Proof of Professional Liability ($1 million) required annually

General Education Core — 66 hours

BUS 2010Financial Stewardship

2

 

CHE 1040General Chemistry I

4

or

PHY 2110General Physics I

4

 

COM 1010Speech Communication

3

ENG 1020English Composition I

3

ENG 1080English Composition II: Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

3

ENG 2000World Literature

3

ENG 3150English Acquisition (FE-10)

3

 

HIS 1400World Civilizations: Ancient and Medieval World

3

or

HIS 1450World Civilizations: Early Modern and Modern World

3

 

HPE 1500Introduction to Health and Wellness

2

INT 1100Life, Calling, and Purpose

3

MAT 1510Calculus I

4

MUS 1500Fine Arts

3

 

PHL 2010Introduction to Philosophy

3

or

PHL 3070Ethics

3

 

PSY 2010General Psychology

3

PSY 2500Human Growth and Cognition

3

PSY 3411Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

3

REL 2000Introduction to Biblical Faith

3

REL 3000Christian Tradition

3

REL 4000Christian Life and Ministry

3

SCI 2150Introduction to Computer Technology for the Sciences

3

SCI 2600Issues in Science

3

INT 1100: Freshman leadership course requirement. Candidates entering with more than 24 hours are exempt.

Choose one of the following — 3 hours

SOC 2500The Family in Society

3

SOC 3200Social Problems

3

SOC 3300Urban Sociology

3

Major — 29 hours

MAT 1400Perspectives in Mathematics

1

MAT 1520Calculus II

4

MAT 2510Calculus III

4

MAT 2600Introduction to Abstract Mathematics

3

MAT 3000Theory of Probability and Mathematical Statistics

3

MAT 3010Discrete Methods

3

MAT 3090Linear and Matrix Algebra

3

MAT 4060Modern Algebra

3

MAT 4100Real Analysis and Geometry

4

MAT 4335Seminar in Mathematics

1

Certification in First Aid and CPR

0

Professional Secondary Core — 19 hours

EDU 1020Becoming a Teacher (FE-20)

1

EDU 1500Foundations of Education

2

EDU 2300Secondary Curriculum and Instruction (FE-20)

3

EDU 2556Effective Classroom Environments

2

EDU 3410Educational Tests and Measurements

2

EDU 3510Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (FE-20)

3

EDU 4230Methods and Materials for Secondary Education (FE-30)

3

SOC 3270Education in an Urban Culture (FE-10)

3

Professional Semester — 12 hours

EDU 4600Student Teaching Seminar

3

EDU 4670Enhanced Student Teaching Secondary School

1-9

EDU 4730edTPA Seminar

0

Total Credit Hours: 126