2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Aug 10, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue

Mathematics, Secondary Education Concentration, BS


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Degree Requirements:


Typical Program


Freshman Year


Spring Term


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Fall Term


  • */**
  • MA/ST 400-Level Course*
  • PL 200-Level or TH 200-Level Course
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring Term


  • MA/ST 400-Level Course*
  • EN 200-Level or HS 200-Level Course
  • Fine Arts Core
  • Elective
  • Elective

Senior Year


Fall Term


  • MA/ST 400-Level Course*
  • MA/ST 400-Level Course*
  • Ethics Core
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring Term


  • MA/ST 400-Level Course*
  • MA/ST 400-Level Course*
  • Elective
  • Elective

Key:


* Required for major.
** Terms may be interchanged.
*** See Note 4.
† Natural Science Core: BL 118 /BL 119  or BL 201 /BL 202  or CH 101  or PH 201 /PH 291 .

Notes:


  1. Beginning Courses: MA 251, MA 252, and ST 210 give a first exposure to the development of good mathematical problem-solving skills and the use of the computer in mathematics. These courses must be taken prior to any intermediate ones. Advanced placement is possible for incoming freshmen through the CLEP and advanced placement tests. See department chair for details.
  2. Intermediate Courses: MA 301, MA 302, MA 304, MA 351, and MA 395 build on the maturity developed in the beginning courses. They are designed to bring problem solving and mathematical thinking to a higher, more rigorous level and to expose students to the wide variety of mathematics in use today.
  3. Advanced Courses: Seven MA/ST 400-level courses (five for secondary education) chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor. Selections depend on the student's mathematical interests and career goals. It may not be necessary to take all intermediate courses before beginning an advanced course. Check the prerequisites for the desired course. It is important that students discuss their options with their advisor to plan for the advanced courses that are right for them.
  4. Computer Skills: Mathematics majors with enhanced computer skills find a wider job market open to them. Majors are required to take CS 151 and MA 302.  CS 212 offers students the opportunity to learn the complete syntax of a computer language and gives them the necessary experience to become proficient programmers. All majors are urged to consider taking CS 212.
  5. Secondary Education: Students interested in Secondary Education may follow one of two courses of study: the Secondary Education Concentration, or some other concentration together with admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. These students should choose between the courses of study as early as possible: education courses taken at the undergraduate level will not count towards the requirements of the MAT program. Students in the MAT program are strongly encouraged to take MA 431, and MA 441 (these courses are required for students in the Secondary Education concentration).
  6. Secondary Education:   Five advanced MA/ST courses including: MA 421; MA 441; MA 431; and one of the following: MA 422 or MA 442 or MA 424 or MA 445. Students are also required to fulfill the Secondary Education Minor requirements.

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