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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics - Certification as Secondary School Teacher

The Bachelor of Science in mathematics program with certification is designed to provide a broad introduction to the study of mathematics and its sub-fields, to give students the opportunity to master advanced material in mathematics and allied disciplines, and to provide a path for certification for mathematics teaching in grades 9 through 12.  This program requires additional mathematics courses beyond those required for the Bachelor of Arts in mathematics with certification program and thus offers students the ability to explore advanced topics and mathematics more extensively.  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, and often pursue further education at graduate schools in mathematics, education, and allied disciplines. 

 

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics-Certification 

General Education

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Shared Skills and Proficiencies
   
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition

3

    HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

3

    Oral Communication Met in Education Sequence with MAED 391 0
    Technology Met in major with CSCI 151 0
    Intensive Writing Met in Education Sequence with MAED 548 0
    Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with another requirement 0-3
    Physical Activity See approved list; 1
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines    
Global Perspectives See approved list

3

Historical Perspectives See approved list

3

Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives

 

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

3

Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators

6

Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses) 3-4
    Quantitative Skills Met in major with MATH 202 and 202 0
Natural Science See approved list; must include one lab science.  

(3-4)

Subtotal   29-33
Requirements in Major  

60

MATH 201 % Calculus I

4

MATH 202 % Calculus II

4

MATH 300 % Linear Algebra

3

MATH 301 Calculus III

4

MATH 305 Introd to Differential Equatio

3

MATH 310 Mathematical Reasoning

3

MATH 341 Statistical Methods

3

MATH 351 Introduction to Modern Algebra

3

MATH 355 Combinatoric Methods

3

MATH 509 Real Analysis

3

MATH 520 % Foundations of Geometry

3

MATH 541 Probability and Statistics I

3

MATH electives above 300 (excluding 393 and 546)

9

MAED 200 Introduction to Mathematica

1

MAED 400 Assessment Capstone

0

CSCI 151 Overview of Computer Science

3

CSCI 207 Intro to Computer Science

4

CSCI 208 Intro to Computer Science II

4

 
Professional Education Sequence

36

EDUC 101 ** Observation and Analysis

1

EDUC 200 ** Developmental Sci and Poverty

3

EDUC 220 ** Assessment and Diverse Needs

2

EDUC 400 ** Internship: Contextual Factors

1

EDUC 403 Internship: Assess and Instruct

9

EDUC 410 ** Education in a Democracy

2

EDCO 201 ** Supporting Engl as Second Lang Students in Gen Ed Classroom

2

EDCO 202 ** Supporting Exceptional & Gifted Learners in Gen Ed Classroom

2

EDCO 203** Supporting the Student Identified as Gifted

1

     
EDCO 305 ** Tech in the Classroom

2

EDCO 306 ** Inclusive Classroom

2

EDCO 350 v Acad & Social Strategies for Estab Inclusive Classrm Climate

1

EDCO 351 ** Est Positive Classrm Climate

1

MAED 391 % Principles of Teach Mathematics

3

    MAED 548 Second Math Curriculum 3
Foreign Language Requirement  

3-8

Total  

128-137

†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 grade of C or better is required in all EDUC and EDCO core courses.  No EDUC or EDCO course may be taken on the S/U basis except for EDUC 402  Note that field hours will be required for EDUC 200, 400, 403, 410, EDCO 201, 202, 203, 305, 306, and 351.  EDUC 400 and 403 follow the K-12 public school calendar.

% A grade of C or better is required.

All Mathematics Education majors must have a C or better in MATH 201, 202, 300, and 520 prior to taking EDUC 400.  In addition to the requirements for their major, students must meet requirements for the Teacher Education Program, which include the requirements for Admission to Teacher Education, Entry to the Professional Stage, and Program Completion.  For information on these requirements, consult the Office of Student Academic Services in the Richard W. Riley College of Education.  Passage of the PRAXIS II Series content area examinations is required prior to entry into the professional stage for all candidates in the teacher education program.  For the most current PRAXIS information required for test(s) in your content area, visit the South Carolina Department of Education website.

The student must attain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or better in courses taken at Winthrop and a GPA of 2.0 or better in the 60 hours of the required program.  The student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours in the major in residence at Winthrop University. 

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