2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Sep 27, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Applied Mathematics and Statistics, BS, Concentration: Secondary Teaching


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About the Program


Apply NowStudents in this concentration earn a degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics. The Secondary Education program is delivered collaboratively with Purdue University Northwest’s School of Education and Counseling and is designed for those interested in teaching in middle and high schools.

Degree Requirements


  • 120 Credit Hours
  • Minimum grade of B- required for EDCI 30900, EDCI 32300, EDCI 34400, EDCI 35500, EDCI 36600, and EDPS 37000; minimum grade of C required for EDPS 22000, EDPS 26000, EDPS 28500, and all Major Core courses and all Mathematics and Statistics courses in the Concentration Core, as well as MA 16300 and MA 20600.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation.

PNW General Education Core (30 Credits Minimum)


Other Required Courses (12 Credits)


  • Any Science course (3-4 Credits)
  • Any Science course with Lab (3-4 Credits)
  • Free Electives (4-6 Credits)

Civics Literacy Proficiency


The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue Northwest students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.

Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:

  • Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Earning a passing grade for one of the approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)

For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.

Total 120 Credits Required


Degree Map


Requirements


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  Minimum grade of B- required for EDCI 30900, EDCI 32300, EDCI 34400, EDCI 35500, EDCI 36600, and EDPS 37000; minimum grade of C required for EDPS 22000, EDPS 26000, EDPS 28500, and all Major Core courses and all Mathematics and Statistics courses in the Concentration Core, as well as MA 16300 and MA 20600; 2. 0 GPA.

General Education Core:  General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Experiential Learning (EL): One EL course required. EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Courses marked with (f) require field observations.

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 4 (15-16 Credits)


Semester 5 (12-13 Credits)


Semester 8 (9 Credits)


Additional Information and Guidelines


Note 1: Students who take ENGL 10800 instead of ENGL 10400 must complete General Education Writing requirements with a Gen Ed approved writing intensive course.

Note 2: No mathematics courses below MA 16300 are allowed for credit (but do count toward GPA).

Note 3: The best time to take the Content test is prior to Gate 3 (EDCI 34400, EDCI 32300, EDCI 30900). During EDCI 35500 the roster will be used to identify students.

Note 4: CS 30900, Discrete Mathematical Structures, may be substituted for MA 34800, Discrete Mathematics.

The best time for the Pedagogy test is during EDCI 34400.  This roster will be used to identify students

A financial incentive to assist in paying for the first test attempt is being implemented.  If test not passed, there is no penalty in student’s program. Students must register by the end of the semester of EDCI 35500 for Content Area Core and EDCI 34400 for Pedagogy Core.

Resources


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, click here to visit the Careers and Employment Trends page.

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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