Mathematics

B.S. in Mathematics & B.S. in Secondary Education Dual Degree Option

If you want to teach Mathematics at the secondary level, we recommend that you obtain the dual degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education. The plan of studies includes 120 credit hours and allows you to earn two B.S. degrees within four years. With these two degrees, you will have a teaching license and will be able to teach at the middle and high school levels.

The program can be completed in four year, and includes an internship year teaching with a Mentor Teacher.

Plan of Studies

Year 1 (28 cr.)
Fall Semester (13 cr.)
Spring Semester (12 cr.)
  • MATH-M 216 - Calculus I (5 cr.)
  • MATH-M 393 - Bridge (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 231 - Professional Writing (3 cr.)
  • Elective, e.g., HPER-E 119 Personal Fitness (1 cr.)
Summer Semester (3 cr.)
Year 2 (27 cr.)
Fall Semester (12 cr.)
Spring Semester (12 cr.)
  • MATH-M 303 - Linear Algebra (3 cr.)
  • MATH-M 448 - Math Models 2 (3 cr.)
  • HFA Elective Gen Ed e.g., HIST-H 105 - American History (3 cr.)
  • BSS Elective Gen Ed, e.g., SOC-S 100 Intro Sociology (3 cr.)
Summer Semester (3 cr.)
Year 3 (37 cr.)
Fall Semester (12 cr.)

Apply to Student Teaching by Dec 1 of your Junior Year

Spring Semester (13 cr.)
  • MATH-M 403 - Modern Algebra (3 cr.)
  • MATH-M 499 - Senior Seminar (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-X 175 Advanced Test Taking (1 cr.)
  • HFA Elective Gen Ed, e.g., FINA-S 280 -Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design I (3 cr.)
  • Elective Credit, e.g., BUS-F 260 - Personal Finance (3 cr.)

Take CASA exam by April 30 of your Junior Year

Summer Semester (12 cr.)

Take Praxis 2 and apply to TEP by Aug 15 of your Junior Year

Year 4 (28 cr.)
Fall Semester (12 cr.)
Spring Semester (16 cr.)

You will work closely with an advisor from the School of Education and from the Math department. At the end of four years you will have earned two undergraduate degrees, and will have the credentials necessary for teaching at in a secondary school grades 5-12.

Please contact Markus Pomper for questions regarding Mathematics, and Carla Bowen for questions regarding education courses and teacher licensure.