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Secondary Mathematics Education (Grades 7-12)

The mission of the secondary mathematics education program is to prepare professionals who understand that pedagogical choices grow from a deep understanding of the discipline of mathematics in relation to a consideration of the unique needs of learners being taught. That consideration honors the diverse nature of students in the classroom and grows from an understanding of the community being served.

Starting with this pedagogical content knowledge, candidates construct standards based plans that are grounded in a study of best practice as defined by research, models of excellence in the field, and creative contemplation. Such construction forms the foundation of a practice pushed forward by reflection, thoughtful revision, and dialogue with other professionals. Candidates understand that this practice grows throughout one’s career.

Professional Education Courses Required for Certification

Recommended for the freshman year, spring

  • EDUC 160 Culture, Community & Diversity: Intro. to Critical Pedagogy (fall; 40 hour Stage 1&2 Field Exp./ fulfills M3)

Recommended for the sophomore year

  • EDUC 130 Student Development & Instructional Design (40 hr. Stage 1&2 Field Exp)
  • EDUC 100.2 Intro. to the Education of English Language Learners
  • EDUC 244 Including Students with Disabilities (spring or during junior year)
  • EDUC 140.2 Computer Technology in the Classroom

Recommended for the junior year

  • EDUC 260 Reflective Teaching (offered fall only; 40 hour Stage 3 Field Exp.)

Recommended for the senior year

  • EDUC 362 Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics (offered fall only; 110 hour Stage 3 Field Experience)
  • EDUC 375-7 Secondary Student Teaching
  • EDUC 378 Seminar in Secondary Student Teaching

The Mathematics Major: Required Courses in Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics

  • MATH 170 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I (Equivalent Math 106 /166 may be substituted)
  • MATH 171 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II
  • MATH 211 Analytic Geometry & Calculus III
  • MATH 212 Discrete Mathematical Structures & Proof (writing intensive)
  • MATH 220 Linear Algebra (offered spring only)
  • MATH 231 Mathematical Statistics I (offered fall only)
  • MATH 347 Modern Algebra (offered fall only)
  • MATH 348 Higher Geometry (offered fall odd-numbered years only)
  • MATH 370 Mathematics Seminar (offered fall only)

Choose ONE of the following courses

  • MATH 254 Differential Equations (offered spring only)
  • MATH 324 Advanced Calculus
  • MATH 366 Introduction to Analysis (spring odd-numbered years)
  • MATH 365 Complex Analysis (spring even-numbered years)

Choose TWO co-requisite courses

  • CSCI 120 Computer Science I
  • CSCI 121 Computer Science II
  • PHYS 111 Introductory Physics
  • PHYS 112 Introductory Physics