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Bachelor of Science in Education Degree - Mathematics Education

Overview

Degree Requirements:
  • General Education Courses
  • Major Courses
  • Secondary Professional Education Sequence

Degree available in Bismarck and DSUlive

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 InTasc Standards. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V, VI and VII.)

Career Options

Why should you pursue a Bachelors of Science in Education Degree - Mathematics Education?

The Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics education covers content knowledge and pedagogical techniques necessary to become a licensed secondary math teacher.

Possible Career Paths

  • High School Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher

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 265Calculus III

4

MATH 266Introduction to Differential Equations

4

MATH 326Abstract Algebra

4

MATH 327Linear Algebra

3

MATH 339Topics in Geometry

2

MATH 411Introduction to Real Analysis

4

MATH 425Mathematical Statistics

4

MATH 430History of Mathematics

3

 

MATH 491Mathematics Seminar

1-6

One Credit Required

Additional required courses:

CSCI 120Computer Programming I

3

MATH 305Probability and Statistics

4

MATH 338Geometry for Teachers

2

MATH 377Teaching Mathematics in the Middle Grades

3

SEED 390XTeaching Secondary School Mathematics

3

Total Credit Hours:57

Secondary Professional Education Sequence

Pre-Professional Courses

EDUC 250Introduction to Education

3

EDUC 298Pre-Professional Field Experience

1

PSYC 353Adolescent Psychology

3

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

SEED 300Secondary Education Curriculum and Effective Teaching

3

SEED 370Teaching Reading, Assessment and Intervention in the Content Area

2

 

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

Total Credit Hours:14
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) 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

3

EDUC 360Managing the Learning Environment

3

EDUC 398DDiversity and Exceptionalities Field Experience

1

EDUC 405Educational Psychology

2

EDUC 406Instructional Design, Technology and Assessment

3

Total Credit Hours:15

EDUC 280 and EDUC 300 and EDUC 398D must be taken in 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

13

Total Credit Hours:42

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

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:99-104

Semester Sequence

First Semester

COMM 110Fundamentals Of Public Speaking

3

ENGL 110College Composition I

3

MATH 165Calculus I

4

CSCI 101Introduction To Computers

3

UNIV 100Freshman Seminar

1

Total Credit Hours:14

Second Semester

ENGL 120College Composition II

3

MATH 166Calculus II

4

MATH 208Discrete Mathematics

3

PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology

3

General Education Global Perspectives Course

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Third Semester

CSCI 120Computer Programming I

3

MATH 339Topics in Geometry

2

MATH 127Matrix Fundamentals

2

General Education Creative Expression Course

3

General Education Natural Science Course/Lab

4

Total Credit Hours:14

Fourth Semester

EDUC 250Introduction to Education

3

HPER 100Concepts of Fitness and Wellness

2

MATH 305Probability and Statistics

4

MATH 327Linear Algebra

3

PSYC 353Adolescent Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Fifth Semester

EDUC 405Educational Psychology

2

MATH 265Calculus III

4

MATH 425Mathematical Statistics

4

General Education Literature Course

3

General Education Social Science Course

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Sixth Semester

EDUC 406Instructional Design, Technology and Assessment

3

MATH 266Introduction to Differential Equations

4

MATH 338Geometry for Teachers

2

MATH 430History of Mathematics

3

SEED 398BSecondary Education Methods Block Practicum I

1

Total Credit Hours:13

Seventh Semester

EDUC 280Education of Exceptional Learners

3

EDUC 300Teaching For Diversity

3

MATH 326Abstract Algebra

4

MATH 377Teaching Mathematics in the Middle Grades

3

Total Credit Hours:13

Eighth Semester

EDUC 360Managing the Learning Environment

3

MATH 411Introduction to Real Analysis

4

MATH 491Mathematics Seminar

1-6

One Credit Required

SEED 390XTeaching Secondary School Mathematics

3

SEED 398CSecondary Education Methods Block Practicum II

1

Ninth Semester

SEED 498Teaching in the Secondary School

13

Total Credit Hours:13