Teaching Mathematics, B.A.

Students earning the bachelor of arts in Teaching Mathematics will develop a foundational understanding of Calculus, Algebra, and Real Analysis along with Education courses that lead to licensure to teach mathematics at the Adolescent to Young Adult level.  Students who plan to teach AYA mathematics and desire a deeper preparation in mathematics may choose to earn the bachelor of science degree in Mathematics while earning a second major in Education.

In order to remain in the program, students who have declared the major in Teaching Mathematics must maintain satisfactory progress toward completion of the major by completing MT 136 Calculus II with a Calculus grade point average of at least 2.5 by the end of the fall semester of the second year, and completing MT 301 Methods in Pure Mathematics with a grade of C- or better by the end of the second year.  They must also meet the standards for satisfactory progress for the major in Education.  

Students may not earn both the major in Teaching Mathematics and the major in Mathematics.

Major Requirements

37+ credit hours (plus Education courses)

Calculus

MT 135CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I

4

or

MT 133CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY IA

3

and

MT 134CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY IB

3

 

MT 136CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II

4

MT 233CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY III

4

Foundations for Applied Mathematics

DATA 122ELEMENTARY STATISTICS

3

or

DATA 228STATISTICS FOR BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

3

 

MT 224BASIC PROBABILITY

1

MT 242INTRODUCTION TO LINEAR ALGEBRA

3

 

CS 128INTRODUCTION TO SOFTWARE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

3

CS 128LINTRODUCTION TO SOFTWARE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY

1

or

DATA 150DATABASE SYSTEMS

3

Alternatives to DATA 122 are: DATA 228, EC 210, or PO 105.

Fundamentals of Pure Mathematics

MT 301METHODS IN PURE MATHEMATICS

3

MT 431INTRODUCTION TO REAL ANALYSIS

3

MT 441INTRODUCTION TO ABSTRACT ALGEBRA

3

Geometry - Capstone

MT 450EUCLIDEAN AND NON -EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY

3

Mathematics for Teaching

MT 444ELEMENTARY FUNCTIONS AND ALGEBRAIC PROCESSES FROM AN ADVANCED VIEWPOINT

3

Required Support Sequence

All of the Education (ED) courses required for the Education major with AYA concentration
 

Comprehensive Examination

Students must pass a comprehensive exam in their final semester.