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).
- Calculus stream (12-14 cr.): MT 135 or MT 133-134; MT 136; MT 233.
- Foundations for Applied Mathematics (9-10 cr.): MT/DATA 229; MT 242; CS 128-128L or CS 150.
- Fundamentals of Pure Mathematics (9 cr.): MT 301; MT 431; MT 441.
- Euclidean & Non-Euclidean Geometry (3 cr.): MT 450.
- 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.
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.
Planned Math course offerings through Spring 2019, click here.