2018-19 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 19, 2019  
2018-19 Academic Catalog

Mathematics, BS, Concentration: Secondary Teaching


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About the Program


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

Degree Requirements


  • 120 Credit Hours
  • Minimum grade of C required for all Major Core and Math Major Electives, as well as MA 16300 and CS 20600
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation

PNW General Education Core (30-31 Credits Minimum)


Other Required Courses (20 Credits)


Science Electives (6-8 Credits)


Choose any two (2) Science courses, one must have a Lab component

Mathematics Major Elective (3 Credits)


MA 31500  is prerequisite for MA 44600  and MA 45300 . Mathematics majors in the Secondary Teaching Concentration must take MA 31500  and MA 45300  to prepare for the state licensure exam.

Choose one course from the list below:

Electives (9-12 Credits)


See an academic advisor for acceptable courses to fulfill this requirement.

Total 120 Credits Required


Degree Map


Requirements


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  Minimum grade of C required for all Major Core and Math Major Electives, as well as MA 16300 and CS 20600; 2.0 GPA

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

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.

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.

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

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

Semester 6 (15 Credits)


Semester 7 (15 Credits)


Semester 8 (12 Credits)


Additional Information and Guidelines


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

Note 2: Approved Electives - See an academic advisor for acceptable courses to fulfill this requirement.

Note 3: Approved List of Mathematics Major Electives – Three courses must be selected from an Approved List of 30000 / 40000 level mathematics and statistics courses. Currently the approved list of Mathematics Major Electives consists of: MA 37800 - Computational Mathematics II, MA 31500 - Introduction To Abstract Mathematics, MA 44600 - Introduction to Real Analysis, MA 45300 - Elements Of Algebra I, MA 47200 - Introduction To Applied Mathematics, or STAT 40001 - Statistical Computing, STAT 43000 - Applied Statistics. MA 31500 is prerequisite for MA 44600 and MA 45300. Mathematics majors in the Secondary Teaching Concentration must take MA 31500 and MA 45300 to prepare for the state licensure exam.

Mathematics majors in the Secondary Teaching Concentration may use 18 hours of their Education courses to fulfill the Selected Area Requirement.

Note 4: Admission to Gate 2 courses (EDCI 35501 and EDCI 36600) require application screening by the Department of Teacher Preparation advisor. Courses marked with (f) require field observations. Students may not receive more than 2 C’s in professional education courses.

Note 5: Admission to Gate 3 (EDPS 37000) and beyond requires Admission to Teacher Preparation program and passing of state licensure exams.

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, check out “What Can I Do With this Major?”

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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