Mathematics Major (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 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 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 Programming I3
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 for Combined Degree Programs with P-12 Subject Area and Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification

Teacher Education Prerequisites
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
or FSHD 216 Adolescent Development
SASE 210Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence I
SASE 320Curriculum Design for Inclusive Classrooms3
SASE 321Assessment Practices for Inclusive Classrooms3
SPED 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence II
SASE 322Language and Learning in Content Area Teaching3
SPED 469Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence III
SPED 483Advanced Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools3
SPED 488Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings3
Graduate Sequence
SPED 566Creating Curricular Access for Adolescents with Disabilities 13
SPED 586Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities 13
SPED 690Action Research in Inclusive Settings 13
Total Credits36

General Education Requirements

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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 Programming I (Fulfilled in the major.)
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.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
CSIT 111 Fundamentals of Programming I 3
MATH 122 Calculus I 4
PHYS 191 University Physics I 4
 Credits15
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
World Language 1 3
MATH 221 Calculus II 4
MATH 271 Special Topics in Modern Mathematics 3
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
General Education requirement 3
General Education requirement 3
MATH 222 Calculus III 4
MATH 320 Transitions to Advanced Mathematics 3
SASE 210 Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education 1
General Education requirement 3
EDFD 200 Psychological Foundations of Education 3
MATH 225 Linear Algebra 4
MATH 340 Probability 3
Free Elective 1
 Credits15
Third Year
Fall
General Education requirement 3
MATH 350 College Geometry 3
SASE 320 Curriculum Design for Inclusive Classrooms 3
SASE 321 Assessment Practices for Inclusive Classrooms 3
SPED 279 Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education 3
 Credits15
Spring
General Education requirement 3
MATH 375 History of Mathematics 3
SASE 322 Language and Learning in Content Area Teaching 3
SPED 469 Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools 3
STAT 330 Fundamentals of Modern Statistics I 4
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Fall
General Education requirement or Free Elective 3
MATH 431 Foundations of Modern Algebra 3
MATH Elective course 3
SPED 483 Advanced Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools 3
SPED 488 Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings 3
 Credits15
Spring
MATH 370 Mathematics for Teaching 3
SPED 566 Creating Curricular Access for Adolescents with Disabilities 3
SPED 586 Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities 3
SPED 690 Action Research in Inclusive Settings 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120
Plan of Study Grid
Fifth Year
FallCredits
MATH 519 Teaching Mathematics 3
SASE 526 Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies 3
SASE 527 Clinical Practice I 3
SPED 584 Assessment in Special Education and Classroom Practice 3
 Credits12
Spring
SASE 543 Advanced Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies 3
SASE 529 Clinical Practice II 6
 Credits9
 Total Credits21