Mathematics Secondary Education
Department: Mathematics
(This POE applies to students through the Class of 2013)
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  Intro. 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  CW 
Total credit hours = 32
Math Related Courses
(912 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  25 
Recommended Math Courses
Course Number  Title  Credits  Prerequisites  Dist.  Skills 

MA 320  Probability & Statistics  3  MA 220 & MA 230  N  QS 
MA 370  Real Analysis  3  MA 210, MA 230 & MA 235  N 
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 314  S  
ED 341*  Adaptations for Students with Exceptionalities  4  ED 110, ED 111 & ED 240  S  CW 
ED 420*  Secondary Methods  4  ED 341 & permission  S  CW 
ED 421  Secondary Math/Science Methods  1  ED 341, coreq ED 420  S  
ED 450**  Student Teaching  Secondary Ed.  14  ED 420, senior standing & permission corequisite ED 451  S  
ED 451**  Student Teaching Seminar  1  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 twohour 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 & 451 in the SPRING semester. ED 450 requires students’ fulltime participation and no other courses may be taken during this semester. 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.
Total Credits 80  83
Normal Progression
Fall Semester 
Spring Semester 

Freshman  Calculus I  Calculus II 
Symbolic Logic or Linear Algebra  Introduction to Probability & Statistics or Computer Science I  
Foundations of Education  Adolescent Development  
Foundations of Education Field Experience  
Sophomore  Calculus III  Introduction to Probability & Statistics or Computer Science I 
Symbolic Logic or Linear Algebra  Math related course or Education Technology or upper level  
Foundations of Mathematics, or Education Technology  Adaptatations for Teaching Students with Exceptionalities  
Introduction to Students with Exceptionalities  English Language Learners  
Junior  Mathematical Modeling  Abstract Algebra or Topics in Geometry/Nature of Mathematics 
Foundations of Mathematics or Math related course or upper level  Secondary Methods  
Secondary Math/Science Methods  
Math related course, if needed  
(Real Analysis or Probability & Statistics, optional)  
Senior  Student Teaching and Seminar  Abstract Algebra or Topics in Geometry/Nature of Math 
English Language Learners Field Experience  (Real Analysis or Probability & Statistics, optional) 
Late Progression
Fall Semester 
Spring Semester 

Freshman  Calculus I  
Linear Algebra  
Adolescent Development  
Foundations of Education  
Foundations of Education Field Experience  
Sophomore  Calculus II or Computer Science I  Calculus II or Computer Science I 
Foundations of Mathematics or Symbolic Logic and/or 
Introduction to Probability & Statistics and/or 

Education Technology and Introduction to Students with Exceptionalities  Education Technology and Adaptatations for Teaching Students with Exceptionalities  
English Language Learners  
Junior  Calculus III  Abstract Algebra or Topics in Geometry/Nature of Mathematics 
Foundations of Mathematics or Symbolic Logic  Secondary Methods  
Mathematical Modeling  Math related course, if needed  
(Real Analysis or Probability & Statistics, optional)  
Senior  Student Teaching and Seminar  Abstract Algebra or Topics in Geometry/Nature of Math 
English Language Learners Field Experience  Math related course, if needed  
(Real Analysis or Probability & Statistics, optional) 
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