Mathematics/Secondary Education Major

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Mathematics Majors are first required to prove a firm understanding of the basic concepts, methods and formulas in mathematics. Beyond the basics, students will develop proficiency in the use of the symbolic language of mathematics, as well as the use of computers for modern day applications. The application of age-old formulas with blazing technology makes the challenge of problem-solving fun, and will prepare our students for tomorrow’s workplace.

Some will go on to teach mathematics at the secondary level, and others will address tomorrow’s challenges using computer science and technology. Either way, the graduates of this program are finding rewarding, challenging careers.

Faculty

Dr. Radman M. Ali

Chairperson

Course Study Curriculum

Learning outcomes for the Mathematics/Secondary Education Program

Upon completion of the Mathematics Secondary Education degree program, graduates will:

  1. Analyze and solve problems in sets, logic and algebraic structures
  2. Describe mathematical functions (polynomial, exponential and logarithmic, trigonometric and multivariable)
  3. Solve algebraic, and trigonometric equations
  4. Construct proofs in sets, integers, groups, geometric and inductive and deductive proofs
  5. Recognize patterns in formulas, mathematical rules and geometric figures
  6. Develop mathematical models in probability and physics
  7. Comprehend history, diversity, vocabulary and mathematic symbols
  8. Be prepared for the PRAXIS II Examination
  9. Be prepared to teach mathematics at the secondary school level by meeting the CAEP/NCTM standards
Course Credit Requirements for a Major in Mathematics/Secondary Education
Course Credits
General Education 49
Major Courses 27
       MAT 201 Calculus I 3
       MAT 203 Set Theory and Logic 3
       MAT 204 Discrete Mathematics  3
       MAT 206 Introductory Probability and Statistics 3
       MAT 210 Calculus II 3
       MAT 303 Linear Algebra 3
       MAT 304 Abstract Algebra 3
       MAT 401 College Geometry 3
       MAT 404 Elementary Number Theory 3
Other Required Courses 11
       MAT 104 Trigonometry 3
       MAT 105 Elementary Functions 3
       HIS 304 American History   or   HIS 305 American History II 3
       JRS 300 Junior Seminar 1
       SSC 1000 Contemporary Affairs  1
Professional Education  33
        EDU 215 Human Growth and Development  3
        EDU 251 Foundations of Education 3
        EDU 302 Educational Psychology 3
        EDU 304 Educational Assessment and Evaluation 3
        EDU 322 Foundations of Reading  3
        EDU 405 Educational Seminar 3
        EDU 409 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas  3
        EDU 412 Observation and Directed Teaching 9
        EDU 413 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Secondary School Mathematics 3
Electives 0
TOTAL 120

Minors

  • Students majoring in other disciplines who want to minor in Computer Science are required to complete the following courses:

    Course Credit Requirements for a Minor in Computer Science
    Course Credits
    CSC 101 Introduction to Computer Science and Program Logic 3
    CSC 102 Computer Programming I 4
    CSC 201 Computer Programming II 4
    CSC 202 Data Structures and Algorithms 3
    CSC 310 Operating Systems and Network Fundamentals 3
    CSC 320 Database Design and Principles 3
    TOTAL 20

  • Students majoring in other disciplines who want to minor in Cybersecurity are required to complete the following courses:

    Course Credit Requirements for a Minor in Cybersecurity
    Course Credits
    CSS 103 Introduction to Cybersecurity 3
    CSS 104 Python Programming 4
    CSS 300 Operating Systems 3
    CSC 320 Database Design and Principles 3
    CSS 420 Computer Security and Networks I 4
    CSS 440 Computer Security and Networks II 3
    TOTAL 20

  • Students majoring in other disciplines who want to minor in Mathematics are required to complete the following courses:

    Course Credit Requirements for a Minor in Mathematics
    Course Credits
    MAT 104 Trigonometry 3
    MAT 105 Elementary Functions 3
    MAT 201 Calculus I 3
    MAT 203 Set Theory and Logic 3
    MAT 206 Introductory Probability and Statistics 3
    MAT 210 Calculus II 3
    TOTAL 18