Majors and More


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. 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.

General Education


Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy


Shared Skills and Proficiencies
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition


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


Oral Communication Met in Education Sequence with EDCO 401 0
Technology Met in major with CSCI 151 0
Intensive Writing Met in major with MAED 548 0
Constitution Requirement See approved list (pdf - 306 KB); may be met with another requirement 0-3
Physical Activity See approved list (pdf - 306 KB) 1
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines    
Global Perspectives See approved list (pdf - 306 KB)


Historical Perspectives See approved list (pdf - 306 KB)


Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives


Social Science See approved list (pdf - 306 KB); must include 2 designators; 3 hours met in Education Sequence with EDCO 200


Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators


Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses) 3-4
Quantitative Skills Met in major with MATH 201 and 202 0
Natural Science See approved list (pdf - 306 KB); must include one lab science.  


Subtotal   29-33
Requirements in Major  


   MATH 201,% 202,% 301% Calculus I, II & III


   MATH 300% Linear Algebra 3
   MATH 310 Mathematical Reasoning


   MATH 341 Statistical Methods


   MATH 351 Introduction to Modern Algebra


   MATH 370 Mathematical Modeling


   MATH 520% Foundations of Geometry


   MATH courses above 300 (excluding MATH 393 & 546)  


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


   MAED 200, 400 Intro to Mathematica, Assess Capstone


Professional Education Sequence


EDCO 101** Developing Observation and Analysis Skills


EDCO 200** Developmental Sciences and the Context of Poverty


EDCO 201** Supporting English as 2nd Language student in the Gen Ed Classroom   2
EDCO 202** Supporting Exceptional & Gifted Learners in the General Ed Classroom 2
EDUC 220** Assessment to Meet Diverse Needs


EDCO 305** Technology in the Inclusive Classroom 2
EDCO 350** Acad & Social Strategies for Establishing Inclusive Classroom Climate 3
EDCO 401 Internship : Contextual Factors 1
EDUC 402 Internship: Assessment and Instruction 9
EDUC 410** Education in a Democracy 2
MAED 393 Seminar in Math


MAED 548, 591% Secondary Math Curriculum, Principles of Teaching Math 6
READ 331, 346 Foundation of Literacy, Content Area Read/Writ 6
Foreign Language Requirement  

3-8 ^

General Electives  




 ^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 EDCO and READ core courses and may not be taken on the S/U basis with the exception of EDCO 401 and 402.  Field hours will be required for EDCO 200, 201, 202, 305, 401, 402, and 410.  EDCO 401 and 402 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 EDCO 401.  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, Sport, and Human Sciences.  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 44 hours of the required program.  The student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours in the major in residence at Winthrop University. Not more than 36 semester hours in any one subject designator may be applied toward the major for a Bachelor of Arts degree.  

For additional degree requirements, visit the Degree Requirements page.