BA with Adolescent Certification

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.

Basic Requirements (36 credits): 

The following courses are required of all mathematics majors seeking secondary certification.

MATH 221 Calculus I 4 credits
MATH 222 Calculus II 4 credits
MATH 223 Calculus III 4 credits
MATH 230* Programming and Mathematical Problem Solving* 3 credits*
MATH 233 Linear Algebra I 3 credits
MATH 239 Introduction to Mathematical Proof 3 credits
MATH 324 Real Analysis I 3 credits
MATH 330 Abstract Algebra 3 credits
MATH 335 Geometry 3 credits
MATH 341
MATH 361**
Probability and Applied Statistics


3 credits**
MATH 390 History of Mathematics 3 credits

* Students may also satisfy this programming requirement by taking PHYS 261 and one of MATH 345, 382, 384, or 385.
** Be aware that MATH 360 is a prerequisite for MATH 361.

Elective Requirements (3 credits):

Students can tailor their program to academic interests and career goals with an elective choice. Students must take at least 1 additional 3 credit course at the 300-level. A list of these courses and their descriptions can be found here:  List of Courses

Minimum Competence Requirement
A grade of C- or better is required for ALL courses 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.

Total Credits Required for the mathematics major: 39


School of Education Requirements:

For Certification

Block I INTD 203: Social Foundations of American Education 3 credits
Block II EDUC 204: Dimensions of Teaching and Inquiry (fall semester only) 3 credits
EDUC 206: Practicum: Dimensions of Teaching and Inquiry (fall semester only) 1 credit
SPED 205: Teaching Secondary Learners with Special Needs (fall semester only) 3 credits
(12.5 hours of field experience PLUS 20 hour practicum)  
EDUC 215

Foundations of Literacy in the Secondary School

(Should be taken with Block II or III for experience of lesson planning from the Block courses.  This course has 25 hours of field experience.)

3 credits
Block III ***INTD 301: Topics in Secondary Education: Mathematics (spring semester only) 3 credits
***INTD 302: Methods and Materials: Mathematics (spring semester only) 3 credits
(37.5 hours of field experience)  
EDUC 303 Field Experience: (Adolescence Education) 3 credits
Block IV ***EDUC 340/350: Student Teaching 12 credits
PSYC 216 Adolescent Development (INTD 203 counts as a pre- or co-requisite for PSYC 216.) 3 credits
H&PE 350 Health and Safety Issues in the Schools (INTD 203 is a prerequisite for H&PE 350.) 1 credit

*** Taught and supervised by the Mathematics Department.