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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

(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
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, co-req 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 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 & 451 in the SPRING semester. ED 450 requires students’ full-time 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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