Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: Academic Catalog 2020-2021 Program: Secondary Education (Mathematics) Major

Secondary Education (Mathematics) Major

The Secondary Education Math major, which is a critical teacher shortage area in the state of Florida, is growing rapidly due to opportunities for careers in Education including those in private, parochial and international settings. Also, beyond the traditional certification of teachers, mathematical concepts are applicable to many different careers.  Our majors will learn mathematical content by taking over 36 credit hours in Math, while learning appropriate pedagogy in with 42 credit hours in Education.  Students are also involved in several practicum experiences in our local schools where they focus on instructional approaches in number operations, algebra, advanced algebra functions, and geometry.   Additionally, our students implement available tools and resources to promote deeper comprehension of abstract mathematical concepts and equivalent representations.

Students use varied instructional strategies and questioning techniques that model mathematical concepts appropriately including real-world models, and equivalent representations, and problem-solving skills.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Cheryl McCarthy

Required General Education Courses (42 Hours)

Students entering with an Associate of Arts (AA) degree are exempt from the general education requirements, with the exception of specified courses for their major.

Mathematics

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
MAT 223 - Statistics Credits: 3

and

MAT 312 - Modern Geometry Credits: 3

English Composition

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ENG 152WI - Topics in College Writing Credits: 3

or

ENG 172WI - Topics in College Writing: Honors Credits: 3

and

ENG 202WI - Introduction to Literature Credits: 3

Speech Communication

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
COM 101 - Speech Communication Credits: 3

First Year Seminar

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
FYS 142WI - The First Year Seminar on Liberal Education and Citizenship Credits: 3

or

FYS 152WI - The First Year Seminar on Liberal Education and Citizenship Credits: 3

or

HON 100 - Honors Freshman Seminar Credits: 3

Foundations of Knowledge

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
HIS 205WI - United States History to 1877 Credits: 3

or

HIS 206WI - United States History Since 1877 Credits: 3

and

ESL 315 - Cross Cultural Communications This course is required for all Secondary Education (Mathematics) majors, including those with an AA degree. Credits: 3

and

  • An Additional “Studies of Cultures” course (See General Education Program and Courses in catalog.) Credits: 3
  • Creative Expression

    • Choose a Category A course (See General Education Program and Courses in catalog.) Credits: 3 hours
    • Choose a Category B course (See General Education Program and Courses in catalog.) Credits: 3 hours

    Ways of Knowing

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    EDU 202WI - Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development in the Educational Setting This course is required for all Secondary Education (Mathematics) majors, including those with an AA degree. Credits: 3

    and

    PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology Credits: 3

    and

  • NAS Course from Category B (See General Education Program and Courses in catalog.) Credits: 3
  • Professional Education Courses (39 Hours)

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    EDU 241 - Professional Development 1 Credits: 1
    EDU 242 - Instructional Design for Teaching and Learning Credits: 3
    EDU 309 - Introduction to Techniques in Exceptionality (15-hour practicum) Credits: 3
    EDU 321 - General Methods of Instruction Credits: 3
    EDU 355 - Tests and Measurements Credits: 3
    EDU 357 - Classroom Management (15-hour practicum) Credits: 3
    EDU 461 - Professional Development II Credits: 1
    EDU 481 - Internship Credits: 12
    ESL 415 - ESOL Curriculum and Materials Development (20-hour practicum) Credits: 3
    SED 363 - Principles of Content Reading (20-hour practicum) Credits: 3
    SED 367 - Methods of Teaching Mathematics (20-hour practicum) Credits: 3
    SED 368 - Secondary Mathematics Content Review Credits: 1

    Mathematics Courses (30 Hours)

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    CIS 206 - Data Management for Business Credits: 3
    MAT 201 - Calculus I Credits: 4
    MAT 202 - Calculus II Credits: 4
    MAT 203 - Calculus III Credits: 4
    MAT 335 - Number Theory Credits: 3
    MAT 361 - Linear Algebra Credits: 3
    MAT 368 - Discrete Mathematics Credits: 3
    MAT 371 - Differential Equations Credits: 3
    MAT 381WI - History of Mathematics Credits: 3

    Elective Courses (At Least 9 Hours)

    To meet the minimum 120-hour graduation requirement, Mathematics Education majors must take at least 9 hours of electives.

    Note

    Some courses require admission to the Education Department and/or other prerequisites. Also, some courses are offered only in fall/spring or even/odd semesters. This information can be found by accessing individual course descriptions. 

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