The Bachelor of Arts in teaching mathematics prepares students to become teachers of mathematics at the AYA (adolescent and young adult) level. As a teaching mathematics major, you’ll develop advanced knowledge in mathematics concepts and application and receive a solid foundation in educational methods, learning and development, and instructional technologies. You also will gain valuable professional experience both through observing and teaching in AYA classrooms.

STUDENTS WHO DECLARE A MAJOR IN MATHEMATICS JUNE 2017 OR LATER SHOULD FOLLOW THESE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS, PREREQUISITES AND SUGGESTIONS FOR SCHEDULING:

Major in Teaching Mathematics: 36-37 credit hours (plus Education courses).

  1. Calculus stream (12-14 cr.): MT 135 or MT 133-134; MT 136; MT 233.
  2. Foundations for Applied Mathematics (9-10 cr.): MT/DATA 229; MT 242; CS 128-128L or CS 150.
  3. Fundamentals of Pure Mathematics (9 cr.): MT 301; MT 431; MT 441.
  4. Euclidean & Non-Euclidean Geometry (3 cr.): MT 450.
  5. Mathematics Capstone (3 cr.): MT 469.

Required Support Sequence: 42 credit hours. ED 100, 202, 253, 255, 301, 337, 350, 386, 405C, 415, 427, 427L, 444C.

A comprehensive examination is required.

 

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THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIREMENTS AND PREREQUISITES FOR STUDENTS WHO DECLARED PRIOR TO JUNE 2017

In addition to the University’s core curriculum, the following courses are required:

  • Introduction to Software Application Development, with lab (CS 128 and CS 128L) OR
  • Data Base Systems (CS 150)
  • Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (MT 135) OR
  • Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1A and 1B (MT 133-134)
  • Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (MT 136)
  • Explorations in Mathematics (MT 200)
  • Probability and Statistical Inference (MT 229)
  • Calculus and Analytic Geometry III (MT 233)
  • Discrete Mathematics and Matrix Algebra (MT 271)
  • Introduction to Real Analysis (MT 431)
  • Introduction to Abstract Algebra (MT 441)
  • Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry (MT 450)
  • History of Mathematics (MT 469)
  • Required Support Sequence: Introduction to Education (ED 100)
  • Assessment, Learning and Individual Differences (ED 201)
  • School and Society (ED 253)
  • Literacy Across the Curriculum (ED 255)
  • Adolescent Education Special Methods (ED 337)
  • Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society (ED 350)
  • Instructional Technology (ED 386)
  • Adolescent Education Seminar (ED 405C)
  • Adolescent Education Special Topics (ED 427)
  • Adolescent Education Student Teaching (ED 444C)
  • Adolescent Development (PS 262)

Students obtaining a B.A. degree in teaching mathematics must also pass a comprehensive exam.

Program Requirements, Prerequisites,

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