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Bachelor of Arts in Teaching Mathematics

The Bachelor of Arts in teaching mathematics prepares students to become teachers of mathematics at the AYA (adolescent and young adult) level. As a teaching mathematics major, you’ll develop advanced knowledge in mathematics concepts and application and receive a solid foundation in educational methods, learning and development, and instructional technologies. You also will gain valuable professional experience both through observing and teaching in AYA classrooms.

Requirements for the Degree

Students who declare a major in teaching mathematics June 2017 or later:

Major in Teaching Mathematics: 36-37 credit hours (plus Education courses).

  • Calculus stream(12-14 cr.):
  • MT 135 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I OR MT 133-134 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1A-1B
  • MT 136 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
  • MT 233 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
  • Foundations for Applied Mathematics (9-10 cr.):
  • MT 229 Probability and Statistics (DATA 229)
  • MT 242 Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • CS 128 and CS 128L Introduction to Software Application Development, with lab OR CS 150 Database Systems
  • Fundamentals of Pure Mathematics (9 cr.):
  • MT 301 Methods in Pure Mathematics
  • MT 431 Introduction to Real Analysis
  • MT 441 Introduction to Abstract Algebra
  • Euclidean & Non-Euclidean Geometry (3 cr.):
  • MT 450 Euclidean and Noneuclidean Geometry
  • Mathematics Capstone (3 cr.):
  • MT 469 History of Mathematics

Required Support Sequence: 42 credit hours. ED 100, 202, 253, 255, 301, 337, 350, 386, 405C, 415, 427, 427L, 444C.

*A comprehensive examination is required.

Students who declared prior to 2017:

Major in Teaching Mathematics: 37 semester hours (plus Education courses):

  • CS 128 and CS 128L Introduction to Software Application Development, with lab OR CS 150 Database Systems
  • MT 135 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I OR MT 133-134 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1A and 1B
  • MT 136 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
  • MT 200 Explorations in Mathematics
  • MT 229 Probability and Statistics
  • MT 233 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
  • MT 271 Discrete Mathematics and Matrix Algebra
  • MT 431 Introduction to Real Analysis
  • MT 441 Introduction to Abstract Algebra
  • MT 450 Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry
  • MT 469 History of Mathematics

Required Support Sequence: 34 credit hours: ED 100, ED 201, ED 253, ED 255, ED 337, ED 350, ED 386, ED 405C, ED 427, ED 444C, PS 262.

*Students obtaining a B.A. degree in teaching mathematics must also pass a comprehensive exam.

Program Requirements, Prerequisites, and Suggestions for Scheduling

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Planned Course Offerings Through 2022

Tentative Schedule for Upper Level MT courses B.A. Degree in Mathematics Teaching B.S. Degree in Mathematics