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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 

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 major 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   32-36
Requirements in Major  

44

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 Intro to Mathematica, Assess Capstone

1

 
 
Professional Education Sequence

36

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 400** Internship I:  Understanding Contextual Factors

1

     
 EDUC 403  Internship II: Assessment and Instruction

10

     
EDUC 410** Education in a Democracy

2

     
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

 
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 548 Prin of Teaching Math, Secondary Math Curriculum

6

 
 
Foreign Language Requirement  

3-8

General Electives  

0-8

Total  

120-121

†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 and may not be taken on the S/U basis with the exception of EDUC 403.  Note that field hours will be required for EDUC 200, EDCO 201, 202, 203, 305, 306, 351, EDUC 400, 403, and 410.  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 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.

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