Curriculum & Courses

Prefix Number Course Credit
Hours

Elementary Math Endorsement Courses

 
MTH 101 General Education Mathematics 4
MTH 103 College Algebra and Trigonometry 5
MTH 201 Elementary Statistics 4
CIS 130 Programming Fundamentals 3
Students will choose two of these courses:
MTH 102 Liberal Arts Mathematics 4
MTH 110 Quantitative Methods 4
MTH 203 Calculus I 4
MTH 204 Calculus II 4

Students must also complete the coursework and student teaching required for the Professional Elementary Education Core.

       

Secondary Math Endorsement Courses

 
MTH 201 Elementary Statistics 4
MTH 203 Calculus I 4
MTH 204 Calculus II 4
MTH 300 Discrete Mathematics 4
MTH 330 Linear Algebra 4
MTH 340 Classical and Modern Geometry 4
CIS 130 Programming Fundamentals 3

Students must also complete the coursework and student teaching required for the Professional Secondary Education Core.

       

Math Minor Courses

 
MTH 203 Calculus I 4
MTH 204 Calculus II 4
MTH 300 Discrete Mathematics 4
MTH 330 Linear Algebra 4
MTH 340 Classical and Modern Geometry 4
Students will choose one of these courses:
MTH 201 Elementary Statistics 4
CIS 130 Programming Fundamentals 3

Suggested Curriculum

5-12 Math Endorsement

   

Semester I

English 101/106, (3 cr.)
Religion 103, (3 cr.)
Critical Inquiry 111, (3 cr.)
Human Growth 144, (3 cr.)
Calculus I 203. (4 cr.)
Total of 16.5

Semester II

English 102/107, (3 cr.)
Speech 111, (3 cr.)
Artistic Expression 120, (3 cr.)
History Elective, (3 cr.)
Calculus II 204, (4 cr.)
Total of 16

Semester III

Exceptional Learners 220, (3 cr.)
Educational Psychology 240, (3 cr.)
Wellness 101, (1 cr.)
Elem. Statistics 201, (4 cr.)
Human Relations 210, (2 cr.)
Total of 13

Semester IV

Intro. to Teaching 201/202, (3 cr.)
Educational Media 230, (1 cr.)
Lab Science Elective, (4 cr.)
Religion Elective, (3 cr.)
Discrete Math 300, (4 cr.)
Phy. Ed. Elective, (.5 cr.)
Total of 15.5

Semester V

Secondary Teaching Methods 370, (2 cr.)
Clinical Experience 371, (1 cr.)
Assessment 440, (3 cr.)
Linear Algebra 330, (4 cr.)
Elective, (3 cr.)
Total of 13

Semester VI

Ethics/Religious Diversity 400, (3 cr.)
Content Area Reading 395, (2 cr.)
Programming Fundamentals 130, (3 cr.)
Electives, (6 cr.)
Total of 14

Semester VII

Secondary Behavior Management 465, (2 cr.)
Math Methods 398, (3 cr.)
Clinical Experience 399, (1 cr.)
Classical and Modern Geometry 340, (4 cr.)
Electives, (6 cr.)
Total of 16

Semester VIII

5-9 Student Teaching 470, (6 cr.)
9-12 Student Teaching 471, (6 cr.)
Capstone 430, (1 cr.)
Total of 13

Summer

Multicultural Inclusive Teaching 411, (2 cr.)

 

Mathematics Course Descriptions:

MTH 100 Basic College Mathematics (4 cr.)

Introduction to mathematics, whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percent, ratio and proportion, and applications of arithmetic. Algebra: operations on polynomials, factoring and fractions, equations and inequalities, graphing, exponents and radicals, quadratic equations, and concepts in geometry and applications. (Prerequisite: Admission by placement exam or consent of the instructor/registrar)

MTH 101 General Education Mathematics (4 cr.)

Designed primarily for the student who does not plan to specialize in mathematics or related science. This course emphasizes fundamental concepts and applications of mathematics along with formal techniques. Topics discussed will be number bases and real numbers, intermediate algebra, geometry and right triangle trigonometry, probability and statistics, and sets. (Prerequisite: One year of elementary algebra)

MTH 102 Liberal Arts Mathematics (4 cr.)

Designed primarily for students who have a sufficient background in Algebra. This course is suitable for inclusion in a program of study for elementary education math students. Survey of applications of mathematics to real-world problems. Topics are from graph theory, management science, political science, statistics, and computer science. (Prerequisite: Math ACT score of 20, Math SAT score of 530, passing score on math placement exam or MTH 101)

MTH 103 College Algebra and Trigonometry (5 cr.)

For those who have a good background, but not a working knowledge, of algebra and trigonometry. Topics include: basic algebraic operations, inequalities, functions and their representation, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions and applications, algebra of vectors, and analytic geometry of the plane. (Prerequisite: Three years of high school mathematics including Algebra I and Algebra II)

MTH 110 Quantitative Methods (4 cr.)

Special attention given to applications in business and the social sciences. Topics include matrix algebra, linear programming, mathematics of finance, basic concepts of probability, and Markov Chains with applications. (Prerequisite: Algebra I and Algebra II or MTH 101)

MTH 201 Elementary Statistics (4 cr.)

An introduction to statistical methods, including: organization of data, graphical representation of data, measures of location and dispersion, elementary probability, theoretical frequency distribution, sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression, and analysis of variance. This course is of particular interest to students majoring in business, education, social, and biological sciences. (Prerequisites: Algebra I and Algebra II or MTH 101)

MTH 203 Calculus I (4 cr.)

This course is for those who have a sufficient background in algebra and trigonometry. Topics include: functions, continuity and limits, derivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions, applications of derivatives, and the definite integral and applications. (Prerequisite: four years of high school mathematics or MTH 103)

MTH 204 Calculus II (4 cr.)

Extension of concepts of limit, derivative, and integral to include log and exponential functions with applications. Techniques of integration, improper integrals, “L’Hospital’s” rule, infinite series, numerical integration, and polar forms. (Prerequisite: MTH 203)

MTH 300 Discrete Mathematics (4 cr.)

An introduction to discrete structures. Material covered will include sets, propositions, proofs, functions and relations, equivalence relations, quantifiers, Boolean algebras, and graphs. (Prerequisite: MTH 204 or taken concurrently)

MTH 330 Linear Algebra (4 cr.)

An introduction to the theory and applications of linear algebra. Topics include vector spaces, matrices, linear transformations, determinants, eigenvalue and eigenvectors, and inner product spaces. (Prerequisite: MTH 300)

MTH 340 Classical and Modern Geometry (4 cr.)

Selected topics from logical systems and basic laws of reasoning, foundations of Euclidean geometry, finite geometries, geometric loci, transformations, inversion, and non-Euclidean geometry to include hyperbolic plane geometry, projective geometry, affine geometry, and computer geometry. (Prerequisite: MTH 300)