# Mathematics (BS) - Secondary Education Concentration

**Program Overview**

The BS in Mathematics - Secondary Education Track provides a sound foundation in mathematics, as well as course work necessary for teaching certification at the secondary level. As a part of UTeach Columbus, this program stresses early field experiences, inquiry based lessons, and highly engaged instruction. Education coursework focuses directly on math and science classroom settings.

## Career Opportunities

Teaching at the secondary level, trade assistant, quantitative analyst

**Program of Study**

Click on the Program Map tab to view a term-by-term guide for completing the program requirements.

## Core Requirements

Code | Title | Credit Hours |
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Area A Essential Skills | ||

ENGL 1101 | English Composition I (minimum grade of C) | 3 |

ENGL 1102 | English Composition II (minimum grade of C) | 3 |

MATH 1113 | Pre-Calculus | 4 |

or MATH 1131 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry I | |

Area A Total | 9 | |

Area B Institutional Options ^{1} | ||

B1: Select 3 hours of following courses: | 3 | |

Public Speaking | ||

Any Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002 | ||

B2: Select 1 hour of the following courses: | 1 | |

Scholarship Across the Disciplines | ||

Introduction to Servant Leadership | ||

Perspectives 1-hour | ||

Perspectives 2-hour | ||

Area B Total | 4 | |

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics | ||

Select one of the following humanities courses: | 3 | |

World Literature I | ||

World Literature II | ||

Comparative Arts ^{2} | ||

The Western Intellectual Tradition | ||

Historical Perspectives on the Philosophy of Science and Mathematics | ||

Introduction to Philosophy | ||

Select one of the following fine arts courses: | 3 | |

Art Appreciation | ||

Comparative Arts ^{2} | ||

Music Appreciation | ||

Theatre Appreciation | ||

Introduction to the History of Art I– Prehistoric through Gothic | ||

Introduction to the History of Art II– Renaissance through Modern | ||

Area C Total | 6 | |

Area D Science/Math/Technology ^{2} | ||

D1: Select two of the following lab science courses: | 8 | |

Descriptive Astronomy: The Solar System and Descriptive Astronomy Lab | ||

Understanding the Weather and Understanding the Weather Lab | ||

Principles of Biology | ||

Contemporary Issues in Biology with Lab | ||

Principles of Chemistry I and Principles of Chemistry I Lab | ||

Principles of Chemistry II and Principles of Chemistry II Lab | ||

Introductory Geoscience I: Physical Geology | ||

Introductory Geo-sciences II: Historical Geology and Introductory Geo-sciences II: Historical Geology Lab | ||

The Fossil Record | ||

Introductory Physics I and Introductory Physics I Lab | ||

Introductory Physics II and Introductory Physics II Lab | ||

Principles of Physics I and Principles of Physics I Lab | ||

Principles of Physics II and Principles of Physics II Lab | ||

D2: Select one of the following courses | 3 | |

Calculus with Analytic Geometry I | ||

Calculus with Analytic Geometry II | ||

Area D Total | 11 | |

Area E Social Sciences | ||

HIST 2111 | U. S. History to 1865 | 3 |

or HIST 2112 | U. S. History since 1865 | |

POLS 1101 | American Government | 3 |

Select one of the following behavioral science courses: | 3 | |

Principles of Macroeconomics | ||

Principles of Microeconomics | ||

Moral Philosophy | ||

Introduction to General Psychology | ||

Introduction to Sociology | ||

Select one of the following world culture courses: | 3 | |

Cultural Anthropology | ||

Discovering Archaeology | ||

Ancient World Civilizations | ||

Language and Culture | ||

World Regional Geography | ||

World History to 1500 | ||

World History since 1500 | ||

Introduction to International Studies and Cross-Cultural Learning | ||

Understanding Non-Western Cultures | ||

Area E Total | 12 | |

Wellness Requirement | ||

KINS 1106 | Lifetime Wellness | 2 |

or PHED 1205 | Concepts of Fitness | |

Select one PEDS course | 1 | |

Wellness Total | 3 | |

Total Credit Hours | 45 |

^{1} |
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^{2} | ITDS 1145 Comparative Arts, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once. |

## Major Requirements

Code | Title | Credit Hours |
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Core Requirements | ||

Complete the core requirements for this program | 45 | |

Core Total | 45 | |

Area F Courses Related to Major | ||

Select the following course (the extra credit is counted in Area G): | 3 | |

Computer Science I | ||

1 Math credit from the following (Area A or D): | 1 | |

Calculus with Analytic Geometry I | ||

4 Math credits for the following or 1 credit from Area D: | 1-4 | |

Calculus with Analytic Geometry II | ||

MATH 2115 | Introduction to Linear Algebra | 3 |

MATH 2135 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry 3 | 4 |

STAT 1401 | Elementary Statistics | 3 |

Guided Elective ^{1} | 0-3 | |

Area F Total | 18 | |

Area G Program Requirements | ||

1 credit from the following (Area F): | 1 | |

Computer Science I | ||

1 credit if taken for Area A Math: | 0-1 | |

Pre-Calculus | ||

MATH 3154 | Introduction to Mathematical Proofs I | 3 |

MATH 3155 | Introduction to Mathematical Proofs II | 3 |

MATH 3175 | Introduction to Probability | 3 |

MATH 4795 | Senior Seminar in Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 5111U | Introduction to Abstract Algebra I | 3 |

MATH 5135U | College Geometry | 3 |

MATH 5151U | Introduction to Real Analysis I | 3 |

MATH 5175U | Mathematical Statistics | 3 |

MATH 5185U | History of Mathematics | 3 |

UTeach Columbus Teaching Option: ^{2} | ||

SPED 4115 | Teaching Math and Science to Exceptional Learners | 2 |

UTCH 1201 | Step I: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching | 1 |

UTCH 1202 | Step II: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design | 1 |

UTCH 2105 | Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science | 3 |

UTCH 2215 | Research Methods | 3 |

UTCH 3115 | Functions and Modeling for Secondary Mathematics Teachers | 3 |

UTCH 3205 | Classroom Interactions | 3 |

UTCH 4205 | Project-Based Instruction | 3 |

UTCH 4485 | Student Teaching | 9 |

UTCH 4795 | Student Teaching Seminar | 1 |

Select one of the following: ^{3} | 0-3 | |

Historical Perspectives on the Philosophy of Science and Mathematics | ||

or UTCH 2203 | Step III: Technological and Pedagogical Content Knowledge | |

Area G Total | 57-61 | |

Area H Program Electives | ||

Select any MATH or STAT courses at the 3000 level or higher | 0-3 | |

Area H Total | 0-3 | |

Total Credit Hours | 123-124 |

^{1} | Guided elective will be selected from among freshman and sophomore level courses in science, business, and education based upon student interests and career goals and requiring the approval of a faculty advisor and the Mathematics Department Chair. |

^{2} | Only two attempts allowed for each of the following courses. |

^{3} | If ITDS 2125 Historical Perspectives on the Philosophy of Science and Mathematics is not taken in Area C. |

**Program Map**

First Year | ||
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Fall | Credit Hours | |

MATH 1113 | Pre-Calculus (minimum grade of C) | 4 |

(Apply 3 credits to Area A and 1 credit to Area G.) |
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ENGL 1101 | English Composition I (minimum grade of C) | 3 |

Area B1 | COMM 1110 Public Speaking or Foreign Language | 3 |

UTCH 1201 | Step I: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching (minimum grade of C) | 1 |

AREA C | Fine Arts | 3 |

Area B2 | ITDS 1779 (2), LEAD 1705 (2), PERS 1506 (1; may be repeated with different topic), PERS 1507 (2) | 1 |

Credit Hours | 15 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 1131 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (minimum grade of C) | 4 |

(Apply 3 credits to Area D and 1 credit to Area F.) |
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ENGL 1102 | English Composition II (minimum grade of C) | 3 |

UTCH 1202 | Step II: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design (minimum grade of C) | 1 |

AREA D | Lab Science | 4 |

CPSC 1301K | Computer Science I (minimum grade of C) | 4 |

(Apply 3 credits to Area F and 1 credit to Area G.) |
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Credit Hours | 16 | |

Second Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 1132 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (minimum grade of C) ^{1} |
4 |

MATH 2115 | Introduction to Linear Algebra (minimum grade of C) | 3 |

MATH 3154 | Introduction to Mathematical Proofs I (minimum grade of C) | 3 |

UTCH 2105 | Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science (minimum grade of C) | 3 |

AREA E | World Cultures | 3 |

Credit Hours | 16 | |

Spring | ||

STAT 1401 | Elementary Statistics (minimum grade of C) | 3 |

MATH 3175 | Introduction to Probability (minimum grade of C) | 3 |

MATH 3155 | Introduction to Mathematical Proofs II (minimum grade of C) | 3 |

UTCH 3115 | Functions and Modeling for Secondary Mathematics Teachers (minimum grade of C) | 3 |

POLS 1101 | American Government | 3 |

Credit Hours | 15 | |

Third Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 2135 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry 3 (minimum grade of C) | 4 |

MATH 5135U | College Geometry (minimum grade of C) | 3 |

AREA H | Math Elective | 2-3 |

UTCH 2215 | Research Methods (minimum grade of C) | 3 |

ITDS 2125 | Historical Perspectives on the Philosophy of Science and Mathematics ^{2} |
3 |

Credit Hours | 15-16 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 5185U | History of Mathematics (minimum grade of C) | 3 |

MATH 5111U | Introduction to Abstract Algebra I (minimum grade of C) | 3 |

AREA E | Behavioral Science | 3 |

UTCH 3205 | Classroom Interactions (minimum grade of C) | 3 |

AREA D | Lab Science | 4 |

Credit Hours | 16 | |

Fourth Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 4795 | Senior Seminar in Mathematics (minimum grade of C) | 3 |

MATH 5151U | Introduction to Real Analysis I (minimum grade of C) | 3 |

MATH 5175U | Mathematical Statistics (minimum grade of C) | 3 |

UTCH 4205 | Project-Based Instruction (minimum grade of C) | 3 |

KINS 1106 or PHED 1205 |
Lifetime Wellness or Concepts of Fitness |
2 |

PEDS | 1 | |

HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 |
U. S. History to 1865 or U. S. History since 1865 |
3 |

Credit Hours | 18 | |

Spring | ||

UTCH 4485 | Student Teaching (minimum grade of C) | 9 |

UTCH 4795 | Student Teaching Seminar (minimum grade of C) | 1 |

SPED 4115 | Teaching Math and Science to Exceptional Learners (minimum grade of C) | 2 |

Credit Hours | 12 | |

Total Credit Hours | 123-124 |

^{1} | If MATH 1132 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II is used in Area D, the one extra hour will count in Area F. |

^{2} | If ITDS 2125 Historical Perspectives on the Philosophy of Science and Mathematics is applied to Area G, then choose another course for Area C and take that it in another semester. |

## Additional Notes

This program map illustrates appropriate coursework for completing a degree within four years, provided that course grades allow for earned credit. Please consult with your advisor to determine when courses can be switched out with others and taken in a different semester or sequence than illustrated since not all courses are taught every semester.

- This map is for illustrative purposes only and does not constitute a legal contract on the part of CSU since degree requirements or course offerings could change. As always, check with your advisor.
- Students must complete "Area A " (ENGL 1101 English Composition I, ENGL 1102 English Composition II, and STAT 1401 or MATH 1***) prior to reaching 30 hours and earn a "C" or higher in all three courses.
- As of Fall 2013, all undergraduate students are required each semester to meet the 2.0 institutional GPA standard for satisfactory academic progress.

**Admission Requirements**

During the sophomore year, students intending to complete a teacher education program make formal application to the teacher education program. Normally, this occurs after the student has completed three semesters of full-time course work. For a list of current admission requirements, go to https://cqtl.columbusstate.edu/teacher-education

## Additional Program Requirements

Students must complete all courses related to major with a C or better unless otherwise approved.

For teacher certification, students must obtain a minimum overall and CSU grade point average of 2.5.

Students must meet all requirements for admission to Teacher Education. For a list of current requirements, go to https://cqtl.columbusstate.edu/teacher-education.php

Students must meet all requirements for admission to Student Teaching. For a list of current requirements, go to https://cqtl.columbusstate.edu/student-teaching.php.

To be recommended for teacher certification, students must pass the GACE Mathematics Test I and Test II (for additional information on the GACE, go to https://gace.ets.org/).

## Program Learning Outcomes

- an understanding of calculus and an ability to use calculus in applications
- knowledge of algebraic structures
- knowledge of the real numbers, functions, the topological properties of R, differentiation, and integration
- knowledge of and the ability to apply probability density functions
- knowledge of appropriate mathematical models
- the ability to think critically
- the ability to understand mathematical arguments and to construct mathematical proofs
- the ability to use computational devices and software in problem solving situations
- communication skills to acquire, develop, and convey mathematical knowledge
- demonstrate proficiency in planning instruction based on standards and knowledge of students
- demonstrate proficiency in using a wide range of instructional strategies and differentiating instruction to help all students learn
- demonstrate proficiencies related to assessing learning and teaching and using assessment data to adapt instruction for improved student learning
- display values, commitments, dispositions, and habits associated with effective and professional teaching