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Mathematics Education (7-12; 5-6 Extension), B.S.

About the Program

The B.S. program in mathematics with adolescent certification (5–6 extension) is directed to a career goal of teaching. This program includes the course requirements leading to New York State initial certification to teach mathematics in grades 5–12.

Admission Requirements

Four years of college preparatory mathematics is recommended.

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements 33–39 cr

Total Required Credit Hours in Mathematics 44 cr

A. Required Courses (32 cr)
MAT 161 Calculus I (4)
MAT 162 Calculus II (4)
MAT 163 Using Technology to Explore Calculus I (1)
MAT 164 Using Technology to Explore Calculus II (1)
MAT 202 Introduction to Linear Algebra
MAT 263 Calculus III
MAT 264 Using Technology to Explore Calculus III (1)
MAT 270 Discrete Mathematics I
MAT 300 Techniques of Proof
MAT 301 Fundamentals of Abstract Algebra
MAT 322 Modern Geometry
MAT 325 Probability and Statistics
MAT 417 Introduction to Real Analysis I

B. Electives (9 cr)
Select three courses from the following:
MAT 302 Abstract Algebra II
MAT 309 Discrete Mathematics II
MAT 315 Differential Equations
MAT 316 Intermediate Differential Equations
MAT 319 Mathematical Biology
MAT 351 Elementary Theory of Numbers
MAT 366 Computational Tools for Applied Mathematicians II
MAT 370 Applied Networks
MAT 382 Mathematical Statistics
MAT 383 Applied Statistics I
MAT 401 Introduction to Computability
MAT 404 Applications of Linear Algebra
MAT 411 Complex Variables
MAT 418 Introduction to Real Analysis II
MAT 431 Mathematical Logic
MAT 461 Numerical Analysis
MAT 471 Introduction to Topology
MAT 490 Seminar
MAT 495 Project
MAT 499 Independent Study

Total Required Credit Hours in Professional Education 33 cr
SPF 303 Educational Psychology: Middle and Secondary Education
SPF 353 Human Development During Early Adolescence and Adolescence
SPF 403 Historical and Philosophical Forces Influencing Secondary Education
EDU 416 Teaching Literacy in Middle and Secondary Schools
EDU 417 Adolescent Literacy
EXE 100 Nature and Needs of Individuals with Special Needs*
MED 200 Field Experience in Secondary Education Mathematics
MED 300 Field Experience: Methods in the Teaching of Secondary School Mathematics
MED 307 Uses of Technology in the Teaching of Mathematics*
MED 308W Methods in the Teaching of Secondary School Mathematics
MED 309 Field Experience: Methods in Teaching of Secondary School Mathematics
MED 383W Learning and Teaching Problem Solving

*EXE 100, MED 307, MED 406, and MED 408 fulfill Intellectual Foundations 2014 requirement.

Total Required Credit Hours in Student Teaching 12 cr
MED 406 Student Teaching of Mathematics in the Lower Middle Grades 5-6 (6)
MED 408 Student Teaching of Mathematics in High School (6)

All College Electives 0-3cr

Total Required Credit Hours 120-123 cr


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