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.
†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, 305, 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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