Bachelor of Science in Education Degree - Mathematics Education

Math Education majors learn mathematics, pedagogical techniques, and supporting educational content needed for a licensed secondary math teacher.

Degree Requirements:

General Education Courses

Major Courses

Secondary Professional Education Sequence

Degree available in Bismarck

Student Learning Outcomes

A student successfully completing the above major will be able to:

  1. Analyze a problem, model the problem mathematically, solve the model, and interpret the solution. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, and VI.)
  2. Work competently in the following areas of mathematics: calculus, geometry, algebra, analysis, and statistics. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III and VI.)
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the history and axiomatic structure of mathematics. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III and VI.)
  4. Solve science and engineering problems by using various mathematical strategies. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, VI and VII,)
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in the ten In Tasc Standards. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V, VI and VII.)

Requirements

Mathematics Education Major Courses Secondary Education


Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all required courses for this program.
MATH 127Matrix Fundamentals

2

MATH 165Calculus I

4

MATH 166Calculus II

4

MATH 208Discrete Mathematics

3

MATH 259Multivariate Calculus

4

MATH 305Probability and Statistics

4

MATH 326Abstract Algebra

4

MATH 327Linear Algebra

3

MATH 338Geometry for Teachers

2

MATH 339Topics in Geometry

2

MATH 377Teaching Mathematics in the Middle Grades

3

MATH 411Introduction to Real Analysis

4

MATH 425Mathematical Statistics

4

MATH 430History of Mathematics

3

 

MATH 491Mathematics Seminar

1-6

One Credit Required

Required in other areas:

CSCI 120Computer Programming I

3

SEED 390XTeaching Secondary School Mathematics

3

Select 3-4 credits from the following electives:

MATH 266Introduction to Differential Equations

4

Recommended if seeking a masters degree in Mathematics

Or

MATH 365Vector Calculus

3

Or

MATH 493Peer Tutoring

1-6

Up to three credits in degree program; no more than two credits will be awarded in one semester

Total Credit Hours:56-57

Secondary Professional Education Sequence

A grade of “C” or better is required in all professional education courses graded on an “A” through “F” letter basis, and a grade of “S”’ is required in all professional education courses graded on an “S/U” letter basis.

Pre-Professional Courses

EDUC 250Introduction to Education with Field Experience

4

PSYC 353Adolescent Psychology

3

Professional Courses in Secondary Methods Block (must be taken concurrently):

SEED 366Learning and Literacy in the Secondary School

4

 

SEED 398BSecondary Methods Block Field Experience I

1

Or

SEED 398CSecondary Methods Block Field Experience II

1

Professional Courses in Disciplinary Methods Block (must be taken concurrently):

SEED 398CSecondary Methods Block Field Experience II

1

Or

SEED 398BSecondary Methods Block Field Experience I

1

Disciplinary Courses

In addition to the professional courses in the secondary methods block, each discipline requires its own methods course to teach pedagogical techniques particular to that discipline. As a co-requisite of SEED 398B or SEED 398C, each student with a major or minor in a secondary education discipline is required to take the appropriate methods course(s) from this list (and must check with an advisor in that department to determine additional requirements particular to the discipline):

Additional Professional Courses:

EDUC 280Education of Exceptional Learners

3

EDUC 300Teaching For Diversity with Field Experience

2

EDUC 360Managing the Learning Environment

3

EDUC 405Educational Psychology

2

EDUC 406Instructional Design, Technology and Assessment

3

EDUC 280 and EDUC 300 must be taken the same semester.

EDUC 406 must be taken the first semester the student has been admitted into the teacher education program.

Student Teaching Semester:

SEED 498Teaching in the Secondary School

15

Total Credit Hours:41

All professional courses have a prerequisite of admission to Teacher Education.

Professional Course Electives

EDUC 305Philosophy and Curriculum of Middle School

2

EDUC 310Methods of Teaching in Middle School

2

EDUC 350Portfolio Preparation

1

SEED 370Reading in the Content Areas

3

Total Credit Hours:41-49

EDUC 350 is taken the semester prior to student-teaching.

EDUC 305, EDUC 310, SEED 370 are required courses for the Middle School pedagogical endorsement.

Total Credit Hours: 97-106