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

Secondary Education (7-12), Mathematics, B.S.

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Certification programs are offered in a variety of academic disciplines.  This provides the candidate an opportunity to prepare for a career in teaching in specific content areas at the junior high/middle school and or high school level. Students develop an awareness of the main responsibilities faced in secondary teaching and learn how to work within today’s school environment to improve instructional effectiveness and efficiency.  Content courses develop knowledge and skills in the field of study of mathematics, while education courses develop classroom methodologies and instructional best practices. Students pursuing certification in Secondary Education must complete the Department of Education certification requirements as well as the discipline certification requirements of the respective academic department.

Requirements for Graduation:

To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Secondary Education Mathematics must complete a minimum of 126 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, satisfy the College’s residency requirements, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. Courses used to complete the General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.

In addition, students majoring in Secondary Education Mathematics must achieve a 3.0 or higher in each of the following six courses—WRT102, WRT202, MAT171, MAT172, EDU200 and EDU210. Students Seeking certification in Secondary Education Mathematics will be required to have a minimum of 150 hours of Field Experience prior to the Student Teaching semester and meet specific requirements as noted in the Certification Requirements section in the Department of Education.

Required Courses in Secondary Education-Mathematics Major:

Common Core Requirements (15 credits)

Area Distribution Requirements (18 credits)

(12 or more of these credits must be taken at the 200 level)

  • Area I: Fine Arts and Humanities 6 credit hours
  • Area IV: American/Western Civilization and Government 6 credit hours
  • Area V: International Studies/Foreign Language 6 credit hours

Discipline Certification Requirements (47-48 credits)

See note 2 below.

Mathematics Electives (12 credits from one of the following):

One of the following two-course science sequences:

(Fulfills Area III General Distribution Requirement)

Student Teaching Semester

See note 2,4 below.


1 Satisfies Area Distribution Requirements.

2 Grade earned must be a 2.0 or higher. This includes all courses in field of major study.

3 EDU 480 Community and Legal Issues in Education  must be scheduled the term immediately prior to the Student Teaching Semester.

4 Students are required to have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 before admittance into the Student Teaching Semester.

5 Taken as an option to SE 495  by students seeking the degree without certification.

6 Must be taken concurrently with SE 355 .

Secondary Education-Mathematics Suggested Course Sequence:

Freshman Year (30 credits)

Senior Year (30 credits)

Student Teaching Semester (12 credits)

(3.0 GPA or higher required)

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