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Mathematics Major, Plan II and III (Secondary) (B.S.E.)

The Department of Mathematics offers programs of study with a major or minor in mathematical sciences, a major or minor for secondary-level teacher certification in mathematics, and a major for grades 4-8 certification in mathematics.
For students taking mathematics courses, the department is committed to teaching the fundamental skills and techniques of mathematics, developing mathematics as a mode of thought, and encouraging attitudes, habits, and ideals inherent in the study of mathematics, including the desire to pursue further study.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (EDUCATION)

  1. Candidates with a major in secondary education will create and synthesize lessons in a comprehensive unit plan.
  2. Candidates with a major in secondary education will demonstrate mastery of the required standards in the TEA clinical teaching domains.
  3. Candidates with a major in a secondary education field will demonstrate competency of the required standards related to pedagogy and professional responsibility as specified by the Texas Education Agency.
  4. Graduates with a major in mathematics (B.S.E.) will exhibit mastery of the content in their field by assessing appropriate methods to solve problems and by developing proofs of mathematical statements.
  5. Graduates with a major in mathematics (B.S.E.) will be able to discriminate among various calculus techniques and be able to apply them to problems requiring differential, integral, and multivariate calculus.
  6. Graduates with a major in mathematics (B.S.E.) will be able to evaluate various mathematical techniques learned in applied mathematics courses and solve problems related to those applied mathematics courses.
  7. Graduates with a major in mathematics (B.S.E.) will demonstrate the ability to construct mathematically rigorous and logically correct proofs.

The mathematics major, in accordance with a recommendation of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), has been designed to reflect a more applied orientation demanded for today’s career opportunities. To provide this more versatile curriculum, the major is designated as “mathematical sciences.” The course requirements for the major in mathematical sciences provide preparation for industrial positions, graduate study in mathematics, and a variety of other career options.

    Courses

    Mathematics Major, Plan II and III (Secondary) General Education Requirements

    General Education Requirements  - 42 hours
    English 1301, 1302, and three hours sophomore literature - 9 hours
    Speech 1311, 1315, or 1318 - 3 hours
    History 1301 and 1302 - 6 hours
    Political Science 2305 - 3 hours
    Science - PHYS 1401 - 4 hours
    Mathematics 1342 - 3 hours
    Fine Arts (three hours from music, theatre, fine arts, arts, or equivalent) - 3 hours
    Physical Activity - KINE 1238 - 2 hours
    Religion 1320 and 1330 - 6 hours
    Psychology 3331 - 3 hours
    Professional Development (See Professional Development Requirements in the Teacher Education section) -  24 hours
    Departmental Requirements for Mathematics Majors:
    Mathematics for Secondary Level Certification, Plan I:
    One course in science or computer science, approved by the advisor
    Departmental Recommendations for Mathematics Majors:
    Mathematics for Secondary Level Certification, Plan I, II, and III:
    PHYS 1402 General Physics II (This course could be used to meet the
    “Departmental Requirements” listed above for Plan I)
    Major area of study (see below) - 36-43 hours
    Minor - 18-25 hours
    Plan II requires a minor (second teaching field) selected from those specified in the Department of Teacher Education section - 24-25 hours
    Plan III requires a minor from any available non-teacher education minor - 18 hours
    Electives (to total 120 hours)
    Total: Minimum one hundred twenty (120) semester hours

    Mathematics for Secondary Level Certification, Plan II and Plan III Major Requirements

    Mathematics for Secondary Level Certification, Plan II and Plan III, on the B.S.E.
    Completion of thirty-four to thirty-five (34-35) semester hours:
    MATH 1425 Precalculus
    MATH 2401 Calculus I
    MATH 2402 Calculus II
    MATH 3300 Foundations of Mathematical Reasoning
    MATH 3308 Linear Algebra
    MATH 3325 Using Technology to Teach Mathematics
    MATH 3356 Methods for Teaching Secondary Mathematics
    MATH 4100 Content Review and Preparation
    MATH 4302 College Geometry
    MATH 4308 High School Math from an Advanced Perspective
    One course from the following:
    MATH 3403 Calculus III
    MATH 4305 Abstract Algebra

    Semester by Semester Plans

    Catalog Year 2019-2020
    Catalog Year 2018-2019
    Catalog Year 2017-2018
    Catalog Year 2016-2017
    Catalog Year 2015-2016
    Catalog Year 2014-2015
    Catalog Year 2013-2014

    Course Rotations

    Four Year Course Rotations