Majors and More


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 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
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 Education Sequence 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 12
MATH 300  Linear Algebra
MATH 310 Mathematical Reasoning
MATH 311 Real Analysis
MATH 341 Statistical Methods
MATH 351 Introduction to Modern Algebra
MATH 370 Mathematical Modeling
MATH 520% Foundations of Geometry
MATH electives above 300 (excluding 393 and 546)  
MATH courses above 500 (excluding 546)
MAED 200 & 400
Introduction to Mathematica, Assessment Capstone
CSCI 151 Overview of Computer Science
CSCI 207 & 208 Intro to Computer Science I & II
Professional Education Sequence


EDCO 101 Observation and Analysis
EDCO 200 Developmental Sci and Poverty
EDCO 201 Supporting Engl as Second Lang Students in Gen Ed Classroom
EDCO 202 Supporting Exceptional & Gifted Learners in Gen Ed Classroom
EDCO 220 Assessment and Diverse Needs
EDCO 305 Technology in the Classroom
EDCO 350 Acad & Social Strategies for Estab Inclusive Classroom Climate
EDCO 401 Internship: Contextual Factors
EDCO 402 Internship: Assess and Instruct
EDCO 410 Education in a Democracy
MAED 393, 548, 591
Seminar in Math Ed, Second Math Curriculum, Principles of Teach Math
READ 331, 346 Foundation of Literacy, Content Area Read/Writ 6
Foreign Language Requirement  




^ 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 courses and may not be taken on the S/U basis except for EDCO 401 & 402 and MAED 393 & 548. Note that field hours will be required for EDCO 200, 201, 202, 305, 351, 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 60 hours of the required program.  The student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours in the major in residence at Winthrop University.