This degree provides students with a strong background in mathematical concepts they will need for teaching mathematics to students in school at secondary grade levels. In addition to gaining a strong understanding of mathematical content, students learn to engage secondary grade level students in hands-on activities that promotes their understanding of difficult concepts.
What will I study?
Completion of this major and the general degree completion requirements for education, secondary, satisfies the state requirements for a state mathematics teaching endorsement (secondary, grade levels 5-12).
*MATH 161 Calculus I (5)
*MATH 162 Calculus II (5)
*MATH 163 Calculus III (5)
*MATH 225 Foundations of Mathematics (5)
*MATH 231 Linear Algebra (5)
*MATH 241 Calculus IV (5)
*MTED 392 Methods of Teaching Secondary Math I (3)
*MATH 460 Continuous Functions (5)
*MATH 370 Survey of Geometries (5)
*MATH 385 Probability and An Introduction to Statistics (5)
*Elective: Choose at least one:
MATH 331 Number Theory with Applications
MATH 332 Discrete Mathematics with Applications
MATH 347 Introductory Differential Equations
MATH 431 Group Theory
MATH 481 Complex Analysis
*MATH 386 Applied Statistics (4)
*MTED 393 Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics II (3)
*MATH 432 Rings and Polynomials (5)
*MTED 490B Secondary Practicum (5)
*MATH 492 Problem Solving Seminar (5)
*MTED 493 Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics III (3)
*MATH 387 Regression Concepts (3)
Total credits for above major: 77 credits
For complete certification requirements refer to the Department of Education. Course prerequisites may also apply. Minimum total credits for above major and professional education 123 credits.
Emphases / Concentrations:
- Understand and apply the mathematical processes of problem solving, reasoning, communicating, and connecting, use varied representations to support and deepen mathematical understanding, and embrace technology as an essential tool for teaching and learning mathematics;
- Demonstrate computational proficiency using various strategies, including a conceptual understanding of numbers, relationships among number and number systems, and meanings of operations with all real numbers;
- Understand relationships among quantities, functions, and the analysis of change, and demonstrate a conceptual understanding of and procedural facility with fundamental single variable calculus;
- Use spatial visualization and geometric modeling to explore and analyze geometric figures, and apply and use measurement concepts and tools;
- Demonstrate an understanding of concepts and practices related to data analysis, statistics, and probability, and apply the fundamental ideas of discrete mathematics in the formulation and solution of problems;
- Possess a deep understanding of how students learn mathematics and of the pedagogical knowledge specific to mathematics teaching and learning.