Mathematics with Secondary-Level Teaching Licensure (B.S. in Mathematics)

This program of study allows students to complete a baccalaureate degree in mathematics and also be licensed to teach secondary mathematics at the end of four years. Students pursuing licensure in this manner complete all requirements necessary for Virginia licensure, including field experience and student teaching.

After meeting the Liberal Arts Core and University Requirements, mathematics majors seeking teaching licensure have two (2) to five (5) elective credit hours.

Admission Requirements: Students in this program must seek admission to the teacher licensure program and apply for student teaching. See the education section for admission requirements and procedures.

Degree Planning: Students in this program must take courses as specified to ensure fulfillment of state licensure requirements. In addition to working with a mathematics advisor, students must see an education advisor in the School of Sciences, Mathematics, and Education for further assistance in degree planning.

Also, course rotations vary and not every course is available each semester. Course rotations are specified in the Course Descriptions of this catalog. Individual advising is important to ensure meeting all major and teaching licensure requirements.

Minimum Grade Requirements: Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in their major. A grade of a C or better is required in professional studies courses. Professional studies courses are those associated with teacher preparation. An overall 2.5 GPA is required.

Degree Requirements — Mathematics with Secondary-Level Teaching Licensure

This degree requires a total of 120 credits.

Liberal Arts Core and University Requirements

See University Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core for details. Students will satisfy the three-course university Writing-Intensive (WI) requirement in the following way: MA 420 Abstract Algebra, MA 425 Introduction to Real Analysis, and one additional WI course from the Liberal Arts Core or as a university elective.

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. Some courses also satisfy Liberal Arts Core and/or University Requirements. Some coursework fulfills teaching licensure requirements as specified by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

ED 200Foundations of Teaching and Learning

3

ED 254Technology for the K-12 Classroom

3

ED 337Literacy in the Content Areas

3

ED 338Curriculum Design: Secondary Education

3

ED 351Assessment to Support Learning in the K-12 Classroom

3

ED 369Secondary Teaching Methods in Mathematics

3

ED 452Managing the K-12 Classroom

3

ED 460SStudent Teaching: Secondary Level *

6

MA 124History of Mathematics *

3

 

MA 181Calculus *

4

OR

MA 171Calculus with Precalculus A *

4

AND

MA 172Calculus with Precalculus B

4

 

MA 200Calculus of the Infinite *

3

MA 210Seminar with Introduction to Proofs through Discrete Math

3

MA 215Linear Algebra and Proof Techniques

3

MA 218Probability and Statistics

3

MA 221Multivariable Calculus

4

MA 230Scientific Computing

3

MA 257Introduction to Number Theory and Proof Techniques *

3

MA 309Mathematics Seminar

1

MA 325Differential Equations *

3

MA 409Mathematics Seminar

1

MA 420Abstract Algebra *

3

MA 425Introduction to Real Analysis *

3

MA 427Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometries

3

PHYS 271General Physics I *

3

PHYS 271LGeneral Physics I Lab

1

PHYS 272General Physics II *

3

PHYS 272LGeneral Physics II Lab

1

PSY 110Human Growth and Development *

3

PSY 341Psychology of Individuals with Exceptionalities *

3

ED 452 and ED 460S must be taken at the same time.

MA 181, MA 200: Students may complete either MA 181 or the MA 171 and MA 172 sequence, which is the equivalent of MA 181, during the first year. Also, MA 181 and MA 200 can be waived with appropriate AP credit. Students should take noted courses in a sequence specified by an advisor and, upon successful completion, may not subsequently register for a lower-numbered course in the calculus sequence.

MA 210, MA 309, MA 409: Transfer students or new majors who join the program after their sophomore year will take mathematics seminar classes every fall semester, starting with MA 210. Such students may need to make up the credit hours to meet the 120-credit minimum requirement toward graduation.

PHYS 271L: Requirement for the major and/or teaching licensure. Fulfills Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements. See University Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core and Course Descriptions for further information.

Sample Degree Plan — Mathematics with Secondary-Level Teaching Licensure

Please note that this is a sample plan; all students must consult with an advisor in making course selections.

Year One — Fall

MA 181Calculus *

4

EN 101Composition I *

3

Introductory Social Science (SS-1) core course *

3

TRS 100Theological Inquiry *

3

DSC 101DISCOVER First-Year Seminar *

3

MA 181: (MT core course) Not all students should begin with MA 181. Follow placement recommendations and advisor guidance in course selection.

EN 101: WR core course

TRS 100: TRS-1 core course

Year One — Spring

MA 200Calculus of the Infinite *

3

MA 218Probability and Statistics

3

EN 102Composition II *

3

PH 100Introduction to Philosophy *

3

PSY 110Human Growth and Development *

3

EN 102: WR core course

PH 100: PH-1 core course

PSY 110: SS-1 core course

Year Two — Fall

ED 200Foundations of Teaching and Learning

3

MA 210Seminar with Introduction to Proofs through Discrete Math

3

PHYS 271General Physics I *

3

PHYS 271LGeneral Physics I Lab

1

EN Introductory Literature (LT-1) core course *

3

Advanced Theology/Religious Studies (TRS-2) or Theological Ethics (TRS-E) core course *

3

PHYS 271: NS core course

Year Two — Spring

ED 254Technology for the K-12 Classroom

3

MA 215Linear Algebra and Proof Techniques

3

MA 221Multivariable Calculus

4

PHYS 272General Physics II *

3

PHYS 272LGeneral Physics II Lab

1

PSY 341Psychology of Individuals with Exceptionalities *

3

PHYS 272: NS core course

PSY 341: SS-2 core course

Year Three — Fall

ED 338Curriculum Design: Secondary Education

3

MA 230Scientific Computing

3

MA 309Mathematics Seminar

1

MA 425Introduction to Real Analysis *

3

HI Introductory History (HI-1) core course *

3

One (1) elective

3

Year Three — Spring

ED 337Literacy in the Content Areas

3

ED 351Assessment to Support Learning in the K-12 Classroom

3

MA 257Introduction to Number Theory and Proof Techniques *

3

MA 427Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometries

3

Fine Arts (FNA), Advanced Literature (LT-2), or Advanced History (HI-2) core course *

3

Year Four — Fall

ED 369Secondary Teaching Methods in Mathematics

3

MA 325Differential Equations *

3

MA 409Mathematics Seminar

1

MA 420Abstract Algebra *

3

Fine Arts (FNA), Advanced Literature (LT-2), or Advanced History (HI-2) core course *

3

Year Four — Spring

ED 452Managing the K-12 Classroom

3

ED 460SStudent Teaching: Secondary Level *

6

MA 124History of Mathematics *

3

PH Advanced Philosophy (PH-2) or Philosophical Ethics (PH-E) core course *

3

* Fulfills Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements. See University Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core and the Course Descriptions for further information.