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Teaching Specialty - Mathematics

Major Requirements

Major: Mathematics Education

Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Required Degree Credits to Graduate: 12

General Education Requirements

First Year Experience (F):
HD&E 189Skills for Academic Success (Students transferring in 24 or more credits do not need to take HD&E 189.)1
Communication (C):
ENGL 110College Composition I3
ENGL 120College Composition II3
One Course in Upper Level Writing. Select from current general education list3
COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Quantitative Reasoning (R):
MATH 165Calculus I4
Science & Technology (S):
A one-credit lab must be taken as a co-requisite with a general education science/technology course unless the course includes an embedded lab experience equivalent to a one-credit course. Select from current general education list10
Humanities & Fine Arts (A): Select from current general education list6
Social & Behavioral Sciences (B): Select from current general education list6
Wellness (W): Select from current general education list2
Cultural Diversity (D): Select from current general education list
Global Perspectives (G): Select from current general education list
Total Credits41

Major Requirements

A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all Teaching Specialty requirement courses and the Professional Education requirement courses.

General Education Requirements40
Teaching Specialty Requirements
CSCI 160Computer Science I4
MATH 165Calculus I4
MATH 166Calculus II4
MATH 265Calculus III4
MATH 270Introduction to Abstract Mathematics3
MATH 374Special Problems In Mathematics1
MATH 420Abstract Algebra I3
MATH 429Linear Algebra3
MATH 440Axiomatic Geometry3
MATH 450Real Analysis I3
MATH 478History of Mathematics3
STAT 367Probability3
STAT 368Statistics3
Mathematics Courses
Select two 300-400 level MATH courses approved by the department. MATH 266 may be used as one of these electives.6
Professional Education Requirements
EDUC 321Introduction to Teaching3
EDUC 322Educational Psychology3
EDUC 451Instructional Planning, Methods and Assessment3
EDUC 481Classroom Practice Methods of Teaching I: (Math)3
EDUC 485Student Teaching Seminar1
EDUC 486Classroom Management for Diverse Learners3
EDUC 487Student Teaching9
EDUC 488Applied Student Teaching3
EDUC 489Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds3
Degree Requirements: Potential of a minimum of 7 credits to reach 1227
Total Credits122

Degree Requirements and Notes

  • A GPA of 2.75 or better in the teaching specialty is required for placement in student teaching and exit from the program. 
  • A GPA of 2.75 or better in professional education as well as passing the appropriate Praxis II exam are required to exit the program.
  • Courses taken Pass/Fail will not be used to satisfy any requirements other than total credits.
  • See School of Education for admission requirements.      

*If double majoring in mathematics and mathematics education, take STAT 467 Probability and Mathematical Statistics I and STAT 468 Probability and Mathematical Statistics II in place of STAT 367/368. And MATH 421 Abstract Algebra II and MATH 451 Real Analysis II should be taken as electives.