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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics Major with Adolescence Education

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The mathematics major with adolescence education program is for students preparing to teach mathematics at the middle or high school level. This program consists of 40 credits of mathematics, including History of Mathematics, Abstract Algebra or Real Analysis, and Foundations of Geometry. Students also take a methods course for teaching secondary mathematics, one semester of calculus-based physics, and one semester of mathematical computing. In addition, students take the appropriate education courses to prepare them for the classroom.

Students are officially accepted into the mathematics major after completion of MTH 201, Introduction to Mathematical Structures, with a grade of C or better. All mathematics majors must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0, both in the major and overall, and a minimum GPA of 2.7 to continue on in education certification.

Mathematics Core

The Mathematics core provides the foundation for all of our programs. Students take 6 courses (21 credits) listed below. The individual programs add mathematical depth and breadth. The Senior Comprehensive Problem Solving Seminar engages the student in integrating and applying a broad range of skills and concepts.

Required Courses for Mathematics Major with Adolescence Education

In addition to the core courses listed above, all Mathematics / Adolescence Education students are required to take the 24 credit hours listed below.

Elective Courses for Mathematics Major with Adolescence Education

Students select nine credits from the courses listed below as upper division Mathematics electives:

Adolescence Education Requirements

See Education: Initial Teacher Certification in Adolescence Education  for course requirements.

Mathematics Senior Experience

The comprehensive experience evaluates student mastery in mathematical thinking.  Students are actively involved in investigating collections of non-routine problems from a variety of sources. Students will be required to demonstrate their understanding and application of fundamental concepts, processes, representations and communication of mathematics.

Sample Program for the Mathematics Major with Adolescence Education

Freshman Year

  • Modern Foreign Language Credits: 6
  • Perspectives Enduring Questions (PEQ) Credits: 9
  • Health/Wellness Credits: 0

As well as:

Sophomore Year

  • Perspectives Enduring Questions (PEQ) Credits: 6
  • Integrative Studies (IS) Credits: 6
  • Math Electives Credits: 3

As well as:

Junior Year

  • Math Electives Credits: 6 - 9
  • Core Milestone Experience (CME) Credits: 0 
  •  NOTE: Students mau use an elective or a course required in the major to count as one of their Integrative Studies (IS) courses.

As well as:

Summer Between Junior and Senior Year (Dual Certification Option)

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