B.A. in Education

Secondary Education Specialization: Mathematics

Students pursuing Mathematics for their secondary education focus must be accepted as a major in that content area. This program includes coursework in psychology, human development, teaching methods, curriculum, and a supervised field practicum experience (student teaching) in a nearby school setting.

For continuation in the teacher education program, an education major must maintain a cumulative degree average of 2.75 or better, with a B or higher in education courses, a C+ or better in all pre-major, pre-professional courses, as well as a 2.75 GPA in the content major.

Major Requirements

Summary of Requirements

2013-2014

General Studies

40

Pre-Major Courses

15

Major and Related Courses

33-36

Content Major Courses

39-61

TOTAL

127-149

Requirements for a Major in Education in Secondary Education

For continuation in a teacher education program, an education major must maintain a cumulative degree average of 2.75 or better, with a B or higher in education courses, a C+ or better in all pre-major, pre-professional courses, as well as a 2.75 content major GPA.

Recommended pre-major courses 3 hours*

EDU 665 Children's Literature (3)*

*Required for Secondary English Majors

Required pre-major course 15 hours

EDF 323 Educational Psychology (3)
LIN 101 Sign Language and Sign Systems (3)
PSY 201 Introduction to Psychology (3)
PSY 311 Development I: Child Psychology (3)
PSY 313 Development II: Adolescent Psychology (3)

Required major courses 33 hours

Pre-professional Component
EDU 250 Introduction to Education and Teaching (3)
EDU 311 Foundations of Literacy: Teaching and Learning (3)

Professional Component:
EDU 493 Integrative Practicum and Seminar in Teaching (3)
EDU 600 K-12 Curriculum and Instructional Technology (3) 
EDU 641 Literacy Teaching and Learning: Secondary Grades (3)
EDU 648 Student Teaching Secondary Education(9)
EDU 670 Teaching Students with Disabilities (3) 
EDU 694 Student Teaching Seminar (3)

Choose one course in consultation with the department: 

EDU 643 Secondary School Teaching Methods in English Language Arts (3)
EDU 645 Secondary School Teaching Methods in Social Studies (3)
EDU 647 Secondary School Teaching Methods in Science (3)
EDU 649 Secondary School Teaching Methods in Mathematics (3)

Required courses for a content major : 39-61 hours

Choose a content major program from the following:

Biology 49 hours and Chemistry 61 hours (for a complete list of courses required for licensure in Biology, Chemistry or General Science, please contact the Undergraduate Program Director)
English 39 hours - English majors must take ENG 375 and 460
Mathematics 43 hours - Mathematics majors must take MAT 410
Social Studies 39 hours [30 hours in history which includes HIS 322 and 323, GOV 101 and 110, and SOC 101, and ECO 101]

Field Experience Requirements up to 100 clock hours

Students will complete field experiences in conjunction with the courses below. These field experience hours do not count in the summary of requirements for the specialization. Students will be required to pay a fee for suitability background checks prior to their initial field experiences in the program. The courses with field experiences include:
EDU 311 Foundations of Literacy: Teaching and Learning 30 clock hours
EDU 600 K-12 Curriculum and Instructional Technology 40 clock hours
EDU 641 Developing Literacy in Secondary School Literacy Teaching and Learning: Secondary Grades 30 clock hours

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