Mathematics Major (B.S.)(Combined B.S./M.A.T. Teaching with Teacher Certification in Grades K-6 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities)

The Dual Degree Dual Certification Program is a 5-year Program that leads to teacher certification in elementary education (K-6) teacher certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities, a baccalaureate degree and a master's degree. Interested students must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program as an undergraduate. Students must successfully complete the undergraduate portion of the program in order to be admitted to the Graduate School and complete the one year master's portion of the program.

Please visit the Teacher Education website for the required undergraduate professional sequence of courses, overall course outline, and other important Program requirements, guidelines and procedures. Students are also strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.  Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
MATH 102New Student Experience for Mathematical Sciences1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication
Fulfilled by CMST 101 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives
Fulfilled by EDFD 220 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
G. Computer Science
Fulfilled by CSIT 111 in the major.
H. Mathematics
Fulfilled by MTHM 201 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Fulfilled by ANTH 101; BIOL 100, 109, 110; CHEM 100; EAES 101, 105, 107, 201, 240, 250; PHMS 250 in the major.0
K. Social Science
1. American and European History
Fulfilled by EDFD 221 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives
Fulfilled by PSYC 101 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Fulfilled by ECEL 200 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
Total Credits13

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages3
World Cultures
Fulfilled by a General Education K2 - Global Cultural Perspectives course. 0
Total Credits3

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements13
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3
Major Requirements44
Teacher Education Program Requirements60
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Requirements for the graduate portion of this combined program can be found here.
Mathematics Core
MATH 122Calculus I4
MATH 221Calculus II4
MATH 222Calculus III4
MATH 225Linear Algebra4
MATH 340Probability3
Mathematics Specialization
MATH 320Transitions to Advanced Mathematics3
MATH 350College Geometry3
MATH 433Theory of Numbers3
Mathematics in Elementary Schools I (Course credit counts in the Teacher Education sequence)
Mathematics in Elementary Schools II (Course credit counts in the Teacher Education sequence)
Mathematics Electives
Select 9 credits from the list (see below)9
Mathematics Collateral Requirement
CSIT 111Fundamentals of Programming I3
Select one of the following:4
Physical Anthropology
Biological Sciences
The Biology of Human Life
Introductory Chemistry
Planet Earth
Physical Geology
Earth and the Environment
Understanding Weather and Climate
Earth System History
Introduction to Marine Sciences
Total Credits44

Mathematics Electives

Complete 9 semester hours from the following:

AMAT 262Mathematics of Finance I3
MATH 271Special Topics in Modern Mathematics3
MATH 323Complex Variables3
MATH 325Ordinary Differential Equation4
AMAT 362Mathematics of Finance II3
MATH 398Vector Calculus3
MATH 421Partial Differential Equations3
MATH 425Advanced Calculus I3
MATH 426Advanced Calculus II3
MATH 431Foundations of Modern Algebra3
MATH 485Applied Combinatorics and Graph Theory3
MATH 487Introduction to Mathematical Cryptography3
MATH 490Honors Seminar3
MATH 491Research in Mathematics Education3
MATH 495Special Topics in Advanced Undergraduate Mathematics1-3
MATH 497Mathematics Research I1-3
MATH 498Mathematics Research II1-3
PHYS 368Fluid Mechanics3
STAT 330Fundamentals of Modern Statistics I4
STAT 341Statistical Computing3
STAT 442Fundamentals of Modern Statistics II3
STAT 443Theory of Statistics3
STAT 481Introduction to Statistical Data Mining3
STAT 487Statistical Genomics3
STAT 495Special Topics in Statistical Science3
STAT 497Statistical Science Research I1-3

Teacher Education Program Requirements (BA/MAT or BS/MAT) 

Pre-Professional Sequence
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
FSHD 214Child Development I3
ECEL 200Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Democracy3
EDFD 221Historical Foundations of American Education3
EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education3
MTHM 201Mathematics in Elementary Schools I3
Professional Sequence
First Semester Junior Year
FSHD 314Child Development II: Adolescence3
MTHM 302Mathematics in Elementary Schools II3
READ 399Early Literacy Development and Instruction3
ECEL 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
Second Semester Junior Year
ECEL 375Special Topics in Early Childhood and Elementary Education3
ECSE 305Development and Learning in Children With and Without Disabilities3
ECEL 408Social Studies and the Arts in Elementary Classrooms3
First Semester Senior Year
ECSE 339Pedagogy in the Inclusive Elementary Classroom3
READ 408Literacy in the Elementary Grades3
Undergraduate elective (Advisor approval required).3
Second Semester Senior Year
ECSE 523Communication, Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Contexts 13
ECSE 536Observation and Assessment of Elementary Age Children with Disabilities 13
READ 515Literacy Strategies for the Inclusive Elementary Classroom 13
Total Credits60

This recommended five-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within five years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this combined degree program.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
 Credits4
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
 Credits6
Second Year
Spring
EDFD 220 Philosophical Orientation to Education 3
MTHM 201 Mathematics in Elementary Schools I 3
 Credits6
Third Year
Fall
ECEL 279 Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education 3
FSHD 314 Child Development II: Adolescence 3
MTHM 302 Mathematics in Elementary Schools II 3
READ 399 Early Literacy Development and Instruction 3
 Credits12
Spring
ECEL 375 Special Topics in Early Childhood and Elementary Education 3
ECSE 305 Development and Learning in Children With and Without Disabilities 3
ECEL 408 Social Studies and the Arts in Elementary Classrooms 3
 Credits9
Fourth Year
Fall
ECSE 339 Pedagogy in the Inclusive Elementary Classroom 3
READ 408 Literacy in the Elementary Grades 3
 Credits6
Spring
ECSE 523 Communication, Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Contexts 3
ECSE 536 Observation and Assessment of Elementary Age Children with Disabilities 3
READ 515 Literacy Strategies for the Inclusive Elementary Classroom 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits52
Plan of Study Grid
Fourth Year
SummerCredits
ECSE 508 Strengthening Partnerships with Families of Children with Disabilities 3
ECSE 580 Conceptual Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Bio-Psych-Social Perspectives 3
ECEL 691 Issues, Policies and Trends in Inclusive Education 3
 Credits9
Fifth Year
Fall
ECEL 502 Seminar I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms 1
ECEL 510 Clinical Practice I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary 2
ECEL 517 Integrating Science and Technology in Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms 3
ECSE 542 Inclusive Pedagogies for Students with Complex Learning and Behavioral Needs 3
 Credits9
Spring
ECEL 504 Seminar II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms 3
ECEL 511 Clinical Practice II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms 6
 Credits9
 Total Credits27