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

A Combined Degree program enables undergraduate students to enroll in graduate courses in their senior year, which can be counted towards the completion of both their Bachelor's and Master's degree requirements.  The ability to take these "swing courses" allows students to earn both their Bachelor's and Master's degrees in a shortened period of time, typically within five years of intensive study.  Undergraduate students interested in this option can find more information regarding program requirements on the University's Combined Programs website.

The Combined Degree with 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.

Program Requirements Overview

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 Java Programming3
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

Teacher Education Program Requirements for Combined Degree Programs with Grades K-6 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification

General Education Requirements

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill General Education categories.

A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar course.1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication
Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives
Philosophical Orientation to Education (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
G. Computer Science
Fundamentals of Java Programming (Fulfilled in the major.)
Python Programming I
H. Mathematics
Mathematics in Elementary Schools I (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Fulfilled in the major.
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
K. Social Science
1. American and European History
Historical Foundations of American Education (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives
Introduction to Psychology (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Democracy (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
Total Credits13

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill World Languages and Cultures categories.

World Languages
Complete one language course.3
World Cultures
Fulfilled by a General Education K2 - Global Cultural Perspectives course.
Total Credits3

Recommended Roadmap to Degree(s)

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.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar1GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing3GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication3
 4 6
Second Year
 SpringCredits
 EDFD 2203
 MTHM 2013
  6
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ECEL 2793ECEL 3753
FSHD 3143ECSE 3053
MTHM 3023ECEL 4083
READ 3993 
 12 9
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ECSE 3393ECSE 5233
READ 4083ECSE 5363
 READ 5153
 6 9
Total Credits 52
Fourth Year
SummerCredits  
ECSE 5083  
ECSE 5803  
ECEL 6913  
 9  
Fifth Year
 FallCreditsSpringCredits
 ECEL 5021ECEL 5043
 ECEL 5102ECEL 5116
 ECEL 5173 
 ECSE 5423 
  9 9
Total Credits 27