# Secondary Teaching Emphasis Option

**This option is offered within the following major(s):**

Students preparing for careers teaching mathematics at the secondary level may major in mathematics with the following transcript-visible option. This option helps prepare students to pursue a teaching licensure program in their fifth year. Option requirements and a suggested timeline follow.

A grade of at least C– and a GPA of 2.25 are required in all mathematics courses used to fulfill degree requirements. No course used to fulfill requirements for the mathematics major or any of its options may be taken S/U.

First Year | Hours | |
---|---|---|

MTH 251 | *DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS | 4 |

MTH 252 | INTEGRAL CALCULUS | 4 |

MTH 253 | INFINITE SERIES AND SEQUENCES | 4 |

PH 211 | *GENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS | 4 |

Baccalaureate core courses | 29 | |

Hours | 45 | |

Second Year | ||

MTH 254 | VECTOR CALCULUS I | 4 |

MTH 255 | VECTOR CALCULUS II | 4 |

MTH 256 | APPLIED DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS | 4 |

MTH 341 | LINEAR ALGEBRA I | 3 |

Baccalaureate core courses | 13 | |

Other electives | 17 | |

Hours | 45 | |

Third Year | ||

ED 309 | FIELD PRACTICUM | 3 |

MTH 311 & MTH 312 |
ADVANCED CALCULUS and ADVANCED CALCULUS |
8 |

MTH 338 | ^NON-EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY | 3 |

MTH 342 | LINEAR ALGEBRA II | 4 |

MTH 343 | INTRODUCTION TO MODERN ALGEBRA | 3 |

MTH 355 | DISCRETE MATHEMATICS | 3 |

MTH 361 | INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY | 3 |

Baccalaureate core courses | 6 | |

Other electives | 12 | |

Hours | 45 | |

Fourth Year | ||

MTH 491 & MTH 492 & MTH 493 |
ALGEBRA AND GEOMETRIC TRANSFORMATIONS and ALGEBRA AND GEOMETRIC TRANSFORMATIONS and ALGEBRA AND GEOMETRIC TRANSFORMATIONS |
9 |

SED 414 | INQUIRY IN MATHEMATICS AND MATHEMATICS EDUCATION | 3 |

ST 351 | INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL METHODS | 4 |

Electives | 29 | |

Hours | 45 | |

Total Hours | 180 |

* | Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC) |

^ | Writing Intensive Course (WIC) |

A grade of at least C– and a GPA of 2.25 are required in all upper-division mathematics courses used to fulfill degree requirements.

- Students wanting a stronger background in statistics may substitute ST 421 INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS for ST 351 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL METHODS.
- Students wanting a stronger background in probability may substitute MTH 463 PROBABILITY I, Probability I, (usually taken in the senior year) for MTH 361 INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY.
- Students wanting a stronger background in mathematics should choose some electives from the 400-level courses listed in the Mathematics major.

**Option Code:** **234**