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Mathematics Secondary Education

Department: Mathematics

(This POE applies to students entering fall 2010, Class of 2014)
This POE accurately reflects the requirements for a full Mathematics degree as well as required courses in Education. The POE represents the courses required to meet PDE secondary certification guidelines.

Mathematics
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
MA 130 Calculus I
4
N
QM
MA 160 Linear Algebra
3
N
QM
MA 210 Foundations of Mathematics
3
MA 116 or MA 160 or PL/MA 208 or permission
CW
MA 220 Introduction to Probability & Statistics
4
MA 130
N
QS
MA 230 Calculus II
4
MA 130
N
QM
MA 235 Calculus III
4
MA 230
N
QM
MA 303 Mathematical Modeling
3
MA 130, some experience with programming & Minitab
N
QM, CW
MA 350 Topics in Geometry
3
PL/MA 208 or MA 210
MA 355 Nature of Mathematics
1
PL/MA 208 or MA 210
MA 360 Abstract Algebra
3
MA 160 & MA 210

Complete the Mathematics portion of the POE by including at least 8 upper level credits from MA or a related field (see the Mathematics POE for the list of such courses). At least 2 of these additional credits must be Mathematics (MA) credits. Note: MA 480, Mathematics Seminar cannot be included in these eight additional upper level credits.

Total credit hours = 40

Math Related Courses

(9-12 credits required)

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
PL/MA 208 Symbolic Logic
3
High school algebra
H
CS 110 Computer Science I
4
N
2 - 5 credits/advisors approval
2-5

Required Education Courses
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
ED 110 Foundations of Education
3
Corequisite ED 111
S
ED 111* Foundations of Education Field Experience
1
Corequisite ED 110
S
ED 130 Adolescent Development
3
S
ED 201 Educational Technology
3
ED 110 & ED 111 and ED 120 & ED 121 or ED 130
S
ED 240 Introduction to Students with Exceptionalities
3
ED 110 & ED 111 and ED 120 & ED121 or ED 130
S
ED 314 English Language Learners
1
ED 120 or ED 130
S
ED 315 English Language Learners Field Experience
1
ED 120 or ED 130 & ED 314
S
ED 341* Adaptations for Students with Exceptionalities
4
ED 110, ED 111 & ED 240
S
CW
ED 402 Content Area Literacy
1
 
S
 
ED 420* General Secondary Methods
3
ED 341 & permission
S
ED 421 Secondary Math/Science Methods
1
ED 341, co-req ED 420
S
ED 450** Student Teaching - Secondary Ed.
14
ED 420 & ED 421, senior standing & permission corequisite ED 451
S
ED 451** Student Teaching Seminar
1
corequisite ED 450
S

Total credit hours = 39 (26 upper level)

*There are field experiences in these courses. Students should take only one of these courses per semester. Allow a two-hour block of time for scheduled field experience twice a week.

**ED 450 & 451 (Student Teaching and Seminar) may be taken only in the FALL semester of the senior year. Secondary Foreign Language Education majors take ED 450 & ED 451 in the SPRING semester. ED 450 requires students’ full-time participation and no other courses may be taken during this semester without the education advisors' approval. Students must have reliable transportation.

NOTE: It is imperative that students work closely with their advisors to meet all current certification requirements. All students must meet a minimum GPA requirement and pass the PRAXIS I and II exams. All students are required to take six credits of English composition (or equivalent) and literature (or the equivalent) and two college level mathematics courses (or the equivalent) prior to being admitted to a certification program. See Section I of the Education Department Student Handbook for explanation of all certification requirements.

Students must have advisor who is a member of the Mathematics Department faculty and Dr. Kathleen Jones in the Education Department.

Total Credits 88-91

Normal Progression
Fall Credits Spring Credits
Freshman MA 130 4 MA 230 4
  PL 208 (H) or MA 160 3 MA 220 or MA 160 or CS 110 4 or 3
  ED 110 3 ED 130 3
  ED 111 1 English literature class (H) 3
  CWS 4    
  IA 1    
    16   14-15
Sophomore MA 235 4 MA 220 or MA 160 or CS 110 4 or 3
  MA 220 or MA 160 or CS 110 or PL 208 4 or 3 Math related course 3 or 4
  MA 210 3 ED 341 4
  ED 240 3 ED 201 3
  ED 314 1 F, or I, or CA, or IC 3 or 4
  F, or I, or CA, or IC 3-4    
    17-18   16-18
Junior MA 303 3 MA 350 & MA 355 or MA 360 3 or 4
  Upper Math 3 or 4 F, or I, or CA, or IC 3 or 4
      ED 402 1
  Math related 3 or 4 ED 420 3
  F, or I, or CA, or IC 3 or 4 ED 421 1
  F, or I, or CA, or IC 3 or 4 Upper level math 3 or 4
    15-18   14-16
Senior ED 450 14 MA 350 & MA 355 or MA 360 3 or 4
  ED 451 1 Upper level math 3 or 4
  ED 315 1 F, or I, or CA, or IC 3 or 4
    16   12-16

Late Progression

Fall Credits Spring Credits
Freshman CWS 4 MA 130 3
  IA 1 MA 160 3
  F, I 3 or 4 ED 130 3
      ED 110 3
      ED 111 1
      F, I, or CA or IC 3 or 4
    8-9   16-17
Sophomore MA 230 or CS 110 4 or 3 MA 230 or CS 110 4 or 3
  PL 208 (H) 3 MA 220 3
  MA 210 3 ED 341 4
  ED 240 3 ED 314 1
  ED 201 3 English literature course 3
    15-16   14-15
Junior MA 235 4 MA 350 & MA 355 or MA 360 3 or 4
  MA 303 3 ED 420 3
  Upper level Math 3 or 4 ED 421 1
  F, I, or CA or IC 3 or 4 Upper level math 3 or 4
  F, I or CA or IC 3 or 4 F, or I, or CA, or IC 3 or 4
    16-19   13-16
Senior ED 450 14 MA 350 & MA 355 or MA 360 3 or 4
  ED 451 1 Math related course 3 or 4
  ED 315 1 Upper level math 3 or 4
      F, or I, or CA, or IC 3 or 4
      F, or I, or CA, or IC 3 or 4
    16   15-18

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