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 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 schools, and supports learning groups. Students enroll in the course section of EDUC 4320 that pertains to their subject.