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College Catalog 2017-2018 
College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics - Secondary Education (B.S.)

Student Learning Outcomes for Secondary Education concentration:

Students will be able to:

  • Design appropriate instructional and assessment activities for mathematics.

  • Apply best teaching practices and effective learning theories as they relate to the teaching and learning of mathematics.

  • Design, organize, and maintain an effective classroom environment that promotes success in mathematics.

  • Design and implement successful interventions responsive to the needs of individual students.

  • Demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with others.

  • Solve problems using fundamental concepts of modern geometry, statistics, and physics.

The Secondary Education concentration (Mathematics Education) is required for secondary education certification. Students in this concentration are given a solid foundation in geometry, algebra and statistics essential for effective teaching and analysis of the secondary school mathematics curriculum. The required math courses will satisfy the requirement of two math courses for Education certification.

PLEASE NOTE: A complete list of the foundational requirements (including a list of approved English Literature courses) can be found in the EDUCATION MANUAL.


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Grade C or better in ED 105___    Grade C or better in ED 151___

PROVISIONAL ACCEPTANCE needed for 200-level ED courses:

Cumulative GPA at 27 credits, >= 2.80___

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FORMAL ACCEPTANCE needed for 300-Level ED courses:

Cumulative GPA at 54 credits, >= 3.00___

Passing scores on Basic Skills Assessment___                                                    

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Two Math: MA___ and MA___

Two English: EN 100 or EN 150 ___  and EN Literature___

Suggested first year courses:


A student who achieved a score of 4 or better on the College Board Advanced Placement Calculus AB Examination should be placed in MA 122 in the first semester and MA 222 in the second semester. Credit will be given for MA 121.

A student who achieved a score of 4 or better on the College Board Advanced Placement Calculus BC Examination should be placed in MA 222 in the first semester consider taking MA 201 in the second semester. Credit will be given for both MA 121 and MA 122.

PHY 200 is required and will fulfill one of the two Natural and Physical Sciences core requirements. Unless a student has a special interest in PHY 200, students are advised to wait to take PHY 200 until after they have completed MA 222.

Students considering a Mathematics Secondary Education major should not take MA 105 or MA 117.

All Mathematics Secondary Education majors should take a math course every semester, even if they have AP or transfer credit for one or more calculus courses.

A C- or better is required to advance from MA 121 to MA 122 and from MA 122 to MA 222.