Mathematics (B.S.) (Combined B.S./M.A.T. Teaching with Teacher Certification in Mathematics (Preschool-Grade 12) 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.  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 Mathematics (grades P-12), 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 Program website for the required undergraduate professional sequence of courses, overall course outline, and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are 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.

Teacher Education Sequence

To be eligible for admission to the Teacher Education Program, a student must have a minimum 2.75 GPA in math major and collateral courses and have successfully completed 11 credits or more of math major courses. In addition, in order to remain in the Teacher Education Program students must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA and 2.75 GPA in the major.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements26
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-6
Major Requirements51
Teacher Education Program Requirements (including Graduate Swing courses)36
Free Electives4-1
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Requirements for the graduate portion of this combined program can be found here.
Required Mathematics Courses
MATH 122Calculus I4
MATH 221Calculus II4
MATH 222Calculus III4
MATH 225Linear Algebra4
MATH 340Probability3
Mathematics Specialization
MATH 271Special Topics in Modern Mathematics3
MATH 320Transitions to Advanced Mathematics3
MATH 350College Geometry3
MATH 370Mathematics for Teaching3
MATH 375History of Mathematics3
MATH 431Foundations of Modern Algebra3
STAT 330Fundamentals of Modern Statistics I4
Mathematics Teacher Education Electives
Select a minimum 3 credits from the list (see below)3
Mathematics Collateral Requirement
CSIT 111Fundamentals of Java Programming3
PHYS 191University Physics I4
Total Credits51

Mathematics Teacher Education Electives

AMAT 262Mathematics of Finance I3
MATH 323Complex Variables3
MATH 325Ordinary Differential Equation4
AMAT 362Mathematics of Finance II3
MATH 364Operations Research I3
MATH 369Mathematical Modeling3
MATH 398Vector Calculus3
MATH 421Partial Differential Equations3
MATH 425Advanced Calculus I3
MATH 426Advanced Calculus II3
MATH 433Theory of Numbers3
MATH 450Foundations of Geometry3
MATH 451Topology3
MATH 460Introduction to Applied Mathematics3
MATH 463Numerical Analysis3
MATH 465Operations Research II3
MATH 485Applied Combinatorics and Graph Theory3
MATH 487Introduction to Mathematical Cryptography3
MATH 490Honors Seminar3
MATH 495Special Topics in Advanced Undergraduate Mathematics1-3
MATH 497Mathematics Research I1-3
MATH 498Mathematics Research II1-3
PHYS 368Fluid Mechanics3
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 Subject Area P-12 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certifications 

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. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Complete a 3 credit Fine and Performing Arts course.3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Fundamentals of Java Programming (Fulfilled in the major.)
Python Programming I
H. Mathematics
Calculus I (Fulfilled in the major.)
I. Natural Science Laboratory
University Physics I (Fulfilled in the major.)
J. Physical Education
Complete a 1 credit Physical Education course.1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives
Psychological Foundations of Education (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education Program.)
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education Program.)
Total Credits26

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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

World Languages
Based on placement exam complete one or two sequential courses in one language.3-6
World Cultures
May be fulfilled by either the K1 or K2 General Education category.
Total Credits3-6

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
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar1GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature3
CSIT 1113World Language 13
MATH 1224MATH 2214
PHYS 1914MATH 2713
 15 16
Second Year
General Education requirement3GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education1
General Education requirement3General Education requirement3
MATH 2224EDFD 2003
MATH 3203MATH 2254
SASE 2103MATH 3403
 Free Elective1
 16 15
Third Year
General Education requirement3General Education requirement3
MATH 3503MATH 3753
SASE 3203SASE 3223
SASE 3213SPED 4693
SPED 2793STAT 3304
 15 16
Fourth Year
General Education requirement or Free Elective3MATH 3703
MATH 4313SPED 5663
MATH Elective course3SPED 5863
SPED 4833SPED 6903
SPED 4883 
 15 12
Total Credits 120
Fifth Year
MATH 5193SASE 5433
SASE 5263SASE 5296
SASE 5273 
SPED 5843 
 12 9
Total Credits 21