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Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics - Certification as Secondary School Teacher

The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with certification program is designed to provide a broad introduction to the study of mathematics and its sub-fields while providing a path for certification for mathematics teaching in grades 9 through 12. In addition to a core of courses and elective options in mathematics, this program allows students to pursue individualized independent study and undergraduate research with faculty members. This program equips students to teach the variety of mathematics courses offered at the high school level and to communicate the connections between various mathematical ideas in a manner appropriate for high school students. Graduates of this program are sought-after candidates for teaching positions across South Carolina and beyond.

The Teacher Education Professional Education Sequence is undergoing significant change. At the time of this publication, the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education is reviewing these changes. Please see your academic advisor or Student Services Director for updated course information.

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics - Certification as Secondary School Teacher 

General Education Courses

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Critical Skills    
Writing and Critical Thinking  
WRIT 101 Composition

3

CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking, & Writing

3

Quantitative Skills Met in major

0

Logic/Language/Semiotics  
Foreign Language At the 102 level

3-4

Oral Communication Met in major with MAED 391

0

Technology Met in major with CSCI 151

0

Skills for a Common Experience and Thinking Across Disciplines  
HMXP 102 The Human Experience: Who Am I?

3

Global Perspectives See approved list

3

Historical Perspectives See approved list

3

Developing Critical Skills and Applying them to Disciplines  
Natural Science See approved list; from 2 categories and one must be a lab science

7

Social Science 3 hours met with EDUC 200; See approved list; must include 2 designators

3-6*

Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators

6-9*

*Must have a total of 12 hours in these two categories.  
Intensive Writing Met in major with MAED 548

0

Constitution Requirement See approved list,; may be met by other requirements

0-3

Requirements in Major  

47

MATH 201 % Calculus I

4

 
MATH 202 % Calculus II

4

 
MATH 300% Linear Algebra

3

 
MATH 301 Calculus III

4

 
MATH 310 Mathematical Reasoning

3

 
MATH 341 Statistical Methods

3

 
MATH 351 Introduction to Modern Algebra

3

 
MATH 509 Real Analysis I

3

 
MATH 520% Foundations of Geometry

3

 
MATH 541 Probability and Statistics I

3

 
MATH 305 or MATH 355 Introduction to Differential Equations, Combinatoric Methods

3

 
 
CSCI 151, CSCI 207 Overview of Comp Sci, Intro to Comp Sci I

7

 
 
MAED 200, MAED 400, MAED 548 Intro to Mathematica, Assess Capstone, Sec Math Curr

4

 
 
 
Professional Education Sequence

33

EDUC 101** Developing Observation and Analysis Skills

1

 
EDUC 200** Developmental Sciences and the Context of Poverty

3

 
EDUC 220** Assessment to Meet Diverse Needs

2

 
 EDUC 401** Internship I:  Understanding Contextual Factors

1

     
 EDUC 402  Internship II: Assessment and Instruction

9

     
EDUC 410** Education in a Democracy

2

     
EDCO 201** Literacy and the English Language Learner         

2

 
EDCO 202**  Supporting the Student w/ Disabilities in the General Ed Classroom

2

 
EDCO 203** Supporting the Student Identified as Gifted in the Gen Ed Classroom

1

 
 EDCO 305**  Technology in the Classroom

2

 
EDCO 306**  Teaching Methods for the Inclusive Classroom

2

 
EDCO 350** Analyzing Classroom Climate

1

     
EDCO 351** Establishing Positive Classroom Climate

1

     
MAED 391, MAED 392 Prin of Teaching Math, Field Exp in Teach Math

4

 
 
Foreign Language Requirement  

0-4

General Electives  

0-6

Total  

124-126

†This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 102 or any course with 102 as a prerequisite. A maximum of one course may be counted in the Logic/Language/Semiotics Area.

** A grade of C or better is required in all EDUC and EDCO core courses and may not be taken on the S/U basis with the exception of EDUC 402.  Note that field hours will be required for EDUC 200, EDCO 201, 202, 203, 305, 306, 351, EDUC 401, 402, and 410.  EDUC 401 and 402 follow the K-12 public school calendar.

% A grade of C or better is required.

Department of Mathematics requirements for admisison into MAED 392, Field Experience in Teaching Mathematics:

  1. Must have completed the following professional education courses: EDUC 101, 200, EDCO 201, 202 and 203.
  2. Must have completed or be completing 24 hours of mathematics courses including MATH 201, 202, 300, 301, 520, and MAED 548.
  3. Must earn a C or better in MATH 300.
  4. Must have completed the Mathematics Department Bridge experience which consists of 13 hours (1 hour per week) of service in the Winthrop Mathematics Tutorial Center while enrolled in MAED 548.
  5. Must have a letter of recommendation from a member of the Department of Mathematics faculty.
Department of Mathematics requirements for admission into EDUC 402, Internship-Assessment and Instruction:
  1. Must have a grade of C or better in MATH 520 and MAED 391, as well as an S in MAED 392.
  2. Must have maintained a 2.00 or higher gpa in all courses in the major program taken at Winthrop University as well as a 2.75 or higher gpa overall.
  3. Must have passed either the Praxis II--Mathematics: Content Knowledge (Test 10061) or Mathematics: Proofs, Models, and Problems, Part 1 (graphing calculator required) (Test 20063).
  4. Must have completed all course work necessary for graduation with the exception of MAED 400, EDUC 402 and 410.

For additional degree requirements, visit the Degree Requirements page.

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