Bachelor of Arts Degree
with Certification in Secondary Education

The BA with Secondary Certification combines a strong major in mathematics with unique professional preparation for teaching in the secondary school classroom. Training in content, methodology, and field experience are supervised by mathematics faculty. Our graduates are in demand as teachers, both statewide and nationally.

The Major


1. Basic Requirements: The following courses are required of all mathematics majors seeking secondary certification.

MATH 221Calculus I4 credits
MATH 222Calculus II4 credits
MATH 223Calculus III4 credits
MATH 233Linear Algebra I3 credits
MATH 239Introduction to Mathematical Proof3 credits
MATH 324Real Analysis I3 credits
MATH 330Abstract Algebra3 credits
MATH 335Foundations of Geometry3 credits
MATH 341
MATH 361*
Probability and Applied Statistics

Statistics (*Be aware that MATH 360 is a prerequisite for MATH 361)
3 credits

Minimum Competence Requirement
A grade of C- or better is required for ALL courses listed as Basic Requirements submitted
in fulfillment of the major in Mathematics. Students may not enroll in any course having prerequisites unless the minimum grade of C- has been earned in the prerequisites or unless special permission has been granted in writing by the Chair of the Mathematics Department. Prerequisite courses may not be taken after successful
completion of any subsequent course.

2. Students can tailor their program to academic interests and career goals with elective choices. Students must take at least 2 additional 300-level courses from the following list. Each is a 3 credit course.

MATH 301Mathematical Logic3 credits
MATH 302Set Theory3 credits
MATH 315Combinatorics3 credits
MATH 319Theory of Numbers3 credits
MATH 325Real Analysis II3 credits
MATH 326Differential Equations3 credits
MATH 328Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations3 credits
MATH 332Linear Programming and Operations Research3 credits
MATH 333Linear Algebra II3 credits
MATH 335Foundations of Geometry3 credits
MATH 338Topology3 credits
MATH 340Modeling Biological Systems3 credits
MATH 345Numerical Analysis I3 credits
MATH 346Numerical Analysis II3 credits
MATH 350Vector Analysis3 credits
MATH 371Introduction to Complex Analysis3 credits
MATH 372Partial Differential Equations3 credits
MATH 380Topics in Mathematics (subtitle)3 credits
MATH 390History of Mathematics3 credits
MATH 393Honors Thesis*3 - 5 credits
MATH 399Directed Study**

* By application for Honors in Mathematics to the Honors Committee
** Credits and elective status determined by consultation with the chair of department.

4. To ensure technological competence, each student must take one of the following courses in computer science.

CSCI 119Object Oriented Programming3 credits
CSCI 120Procedural Programming3 credits

5. For Certification (Go to Certification Calendar)

INTD 203Social Foundations of American Education3 credits
EDUC 204Dimensions of Teaching4 credits
SPED 205Teaching Secondary Learners with Special Needs3 credits
EDUC 215Foundations of Literacy in the Secondary School3 credits
INTD 301Topics in Secondary Education: Mathematics*3 credits
INTD 302Methods and Materials: Mathematics*3 credits
EDUC 303Field Experience: (Adolescence Education)3 credits
EDUC 340/350Student Teaching *12 credits
PSYC 216Adolescent Development3 credits
H&PE 350Health and Safety Issues in the Schools1 credit

*Taught and supervised by the Mathematics Department.