Mathematical Studies (7-12) with Teacher Certification

The mathematical studies major is available only for students seeking teacher certification in mathematics with a specialization in middle grades (4-8) or high school (7-12). All students must complete the Liberal Arts Core in addition to the below listed coursework.

Pre-Education Requirements:

EDUC 2320 Learning and Development
EDUC 2330 Foundations of American Education Thought

Courses Taken After Admission to Teacher Certification Program:

Course No. Course Name
EDUC 2320 Learning and Development 3
EDUC 2330 Foundations of American Educational Thought 3
EDRE 4330 Teaching Content Area Reading Skills 3
EDSP 4302 Survey of Exceptional Children 3
EDSP 4311 Diagnostic & Prescriptive Teaching for Exceptional Children 3
EDSP 4325 Educating Gifted Learners 3
EDUC 4100 TExES State Certification Exam Preparation Seminar 1
ETEC 4306 Educational Applications of Technology 3
EDUC 4311 Curriculum and Instruction in the Secondary School 3
EDUC 4320 Teaching Methodology for Secondary Teachers** 3
EDUC 4400 Clinical Teaching Seminar 4
EDUC 4894 Clinical Teaching in the High School Grades 8
EDBI 4304 Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language 3
Mathematical Studies (7-12)
MATH 1313 College Algebra 3 (LACC*)
MATH 1323 Trigonometry 3
MATH 1434 Pre-calculus Mathematics 4
MATH 1451 Calculus 4
MATH 1452 Calculus II 4
MATH 2423 Linear Algebra (Formerly MATH 2323) 4
MATH 3301 Foundations of Higher Mathematics 3
MATH 3302 Foundations of Geometry 3
MATH 3311 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics 3
MATH 3353 Introduction to Abstract Algebra 3
MATH 2451 Calculus III 4
MATH 3404 Probability and Statistics with Computer Applications 4
MATH 4201 Mathematical Topics for Teachers 2
PHYS 2413 Principles of Physics I 4 (LACC*)

*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 instruction via subject-specific textbooks, instruction, and assignments aligned with subject-specific standards for teacher preparation at the state and national levels. Each assignment and assignment rubric is keyed to state and national subject-specific 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 subject-specific learning groups. Students enroll in the course section of EDUC 4320 that is specific to their subject.