Mathematical Studies (4-8) with Teacher Certification

The mathematical studies major (4-8) is available only for students seeking teacher certification in mathematics with a specialization in middle high school (4-8). All students must complete the Liberal Arts Core in addition to the below listed coursework.

Course No. Course Name Hours
PRE-EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
EDUC 2320 Learning and Development 3
EDUC 2330 Foundations of American Educational Thought 3
COURSES TAKEN AFTER ADMISSION TO TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM:
EDBI 4304 Methods of Teaching ESL 3
EDBI 4305 Second Language Acquisition 3
EDRE 4330 Teaching Content Area Reading Skills 3
EDSP 4302 Survey of Exceptional Children 3
ETEC 4306 Educational Applications of Technology 3
EDSP 4311 Diagnostic and Prescriptive Teaching of Exceptional Children 3
EDSP 4325 Educating Gifted Learners 3
EDUC 4100 TExES State Certification Exam Preparation Seminar 1
EDUC 4311 Curriculum & Instruction in the Secondary School 3
EDUC 4320 Teaching Methodology for Secondary Teachers** 3
EDUC 4400 Clinical Teaching Seminar 4
EDUC 4893 Clinical Teaching in the Middle School Grades (with appropriate placement) 3
MATHEMATICAL STUDIES (4-8)
MATH 1313 College Algebra 3 (LACC*)
MATH 1323 Trigonometry 3
MATH 1434 Pre-Calculus 4
MATH 1451 Calculus I 4
MATH 2302 Foundations of Arithmetic and Numeration 3
MATH 2303 Foundations of Geometry, Measurement, Probability and Statistics
MATH 3302 Foundations of Geometry
MATH 3311 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics 3
MATH 3404 Probability and Statistics with Computer Applications 4
MATH 4201 Mathematical Topics in Education (Pre-req. 15 hrs in math, Jr. standing) 2
INDC 4360 Essential Elements of Math 3
Total Hours in Major 130

*LACC indicates courses that have been taken in the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

**Drawing on the subject-specific training and expertise of our faculty, EDUC 4320 provides subject-specific methods of instruction via textbooks, teaching, and assignments aligned with standards for teacher preparation at the state and national levels. Each assignment and assignment rubric is keyed to state and national teacher preparation standards, and allows for collaboration, feedback, practice in teaching via lessons in the college classroom, and fieldwork in local diverse middle/high schools, and supports learning groups. Students enroll in the course section of EDUC 4320 that pertains to their subject.