Bachelor of Science
Mathematics (Secondary Education Concentration)
College of Letters and Sciences
Department of Mathematics
- Program Description
- Admission Requirements
- Learning Outcomes
- Additional Program Requirements
- Program of Study
- 4 Year Course Schedule
Graduates from all of the math programs will have:
- an understanding of calculus and an ability to use calculus in applications
- knowledge of algebraic structures
- knowledge of the real numbers, functions, the topological properties of R, differentiation, and integration
- knowledge of and the ability to apply probability density functions
- knowledge of appropriate mathematical models
- the ability to think critically
- the ability to understand mathematical arguments and to construct mathematical proofs
- the ability to use computational devices and software in problem solving situations
- communication skills to acquire, develop, and convey mathematical knowledge
In addition, graduates of the UTeach Columbus program will:
- demonstrate proficiency in planning instruction based on standards and knowledge of students
- demonstrate proficiency in using a wide range of instructional strategies and differentiating instruction to help all students learn
- demonstrate proficiencies related to assessing learning and teaching and using assessment data to adapt instruction for improved student learning
- display values, commitments, dispositions, and habits associated with effective and professional teaching
Additional Program Requirements
Students must complete all courses related to major with a C or better unless otherwise approved.
Students must meet all requirements for admission to Teacher Education. For a list of current requirements, go to https://safe.columbusstate.edu/teacher_ed.php.
Students must meet all requirements for admission to Student Teaching. For a list of current requirements, go to https://safe.columbusstate.edu/stu_teach.php.
To be recommended for teacher certification, students must pass the GACE Mathematics Test I and Test II (for additional information on the GACE, go to https://gace.ets.org/).
Program Of Study
Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4
Select two of the following courses:
Select one of the following courses: Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.
Note: the two extra hours may be used as electives.
Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:
**ITDS 2125 is required in Area C or in Area G.
Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 11
Select two lab science courses from below:
Select one of the following courses:
Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
Take the following course:
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:
Select one world cultures course from the following courses:
Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3
Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
MATH 1131 Calculus/Analytical Geometry 1
(one semester hour from Area A or D)
MATH 1132 Calculus/Analytical Geometry 2
(four semester hours or one semester hour from Area D)
MATH 2135 Calculus/Analytical Geometry 3
STAT 1127 Introductory Statistics
Guided elective1 (0 or 3 hours)
1 Guided elective will be selected from among freshman and sophomore level courses in science, business, and education based upon student interests and career goals and requiring the approval of a faculty advisor and the Mathematics Department Chair.
Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 57-61
MATH 1113 Pre-Calculus (one hr, if taken for Area A math)
MATH 3154 Introduction to Mathematical Proofs I
MATH 3155 Introduction to Mathematical Proofs II
MATH 3175 Introduction to Probability
MATH 4795 Senior Seminar in Mathematics
UTeach Columbus Teaching Option
(Only two attempts allowed for each of the following courses)
SPED 4115 Teaching Math & Science to Exceptional Learners
UTCH 1201 Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching
UTCH 1202 Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design
UTCH 2105 Knowing and Learning
Area H Program Electives Required Hours: 0-3
Select any MATH or STAT courses at the 3000 level or higher.
Total Hours Required: 123-124