2017-18 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs

Mathematics

Mathematics Program Mission

The mission of the Mathematics BA program is to equip students with knowledge in, skills of, and values of mathematics and the ability to apply and advance the knowledge, skills, and values of mathematics.

Mathematics Program Goals and Outcomes

Goal Outcome
The goals of the BA in mathematics are as follows:The outcomes of the BA in mathematics are as follows:
To provide a foundation in principles of mathematics.Demonstrate competency in the foundation areas of calculus and linear algebra and in at least two of the more specialized areas of algebra, analysis, classical applied mathematics, and/or probability and statistics.
To provide experiences communicating mathematical ideas so the student can read, write, listen, and speak effectively about mathematics.Apply for graduate school in mathematics and get accepted.
To provide experiences using calculators and other technologies in appropriate mathematical contexts.Get a job in industry where a strong mathematics background is needed.
To develop the student’s higher order and critical thinking skills through the mathematical reasoning process.Use mathematics and calculator/technology to solve real world problems.
To enable students to relate mathematics to the real world through problem solving situations.Communicate abstract mathematical concepts through proofs and problem solving.
To foster an appreciation of the beauty, elegance, utility, and power of mathematics.Articulate the value of mathematics in their lives and in society.
To provide broad mathematical training so the student can successfully pursue further study in mathematics or other disciplines.
To prepare the student for employment in government, business, and industry where a strong mathematics foundation is needed.

Mathematics Education Program Mission

The mission of the Mathematics BSE program is to equip students with the mathematical and technical knowledge, the communication and management skills of, values of mathematics and the ability to apply them and the dispositions required to effectively teach secondary mathematics to all students.

Mathematics Education Program Goals and Outcomes

Goal Outcome
The goals of the BS program in mathematics education are as follows:Graduates of the BS program in mathematics education will be able to do the following:
To provide a foundation in principles of mathematics.Solve problems that require application of their knowledge of algebra, geometry, probability and statistics, mathematical systems, history, and calculus.
To provide a foundation in the art and craft of teaching.Articulate mathematical concepts and effectively communicate them to students using appropriate mathematical vocabulary and terminology.
To provide a foundation in mathematics teaching methodologies.Manage the classroom environment to provide safe and positive learning experiences.
To prepare the student for licensure in 7-12 mathematics education.Present well planned lessons conducive to student learning using multiple teaching strategies.
To prepare students for employment where a strong mathematics education foundation is needed.Incorporate technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics to enhance students’ learning and understanding of mathematics.
To prepare prospective mathematics teachers to engage in professional development activities and to become involved in professional associations.Assess student learning of mathematics using both formal and informal methods of assessment.
To provide prospective mathematics teachers with a foundation in technologies used for teaching mathematics and for administrative and management activities.Deliver instruction that incorporates multiple learning modalities, including adaptations to address diverse learning needs.
To provide opportunities for prospective teachers to work with diverse student populations.Teach mathematics to students in a variety of grades (7-12) and in a variety of settings.
To ensure that prospective mathematics teachers can help all students learn mathematics.Identify professional associations for all teachers and for mathematics teachers and state benefits of membership in such associations.
To provide a foundation in assessment of student learning of mathematics.

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Mathematics

General Education
General Education Courses40
Required Core 24
Calculus I
Calculus II
Math Proof & Problem Solving
Calculus III
Introduction to Differential Equations
Linear Algebra
Introduction to Mathematical Programming
Elect from the following (Including at least 12 credits of 400 level coursework)17
Intro to Research Math *
Introduction to Mathematical Programming **
Intro to Mathematical Modeling
Number Theory
History of Mathematics
Abstract Algebra
Probability And Statistics I
Probability and Statistics II
Real Analysis
Complex Analysis
Intro to Partial Differential Equations
Numerical Analysis
Directed Research in Math ***
*No more than 2 credits of MATH 294 can be used as an elective.
**The repeat of MATH 314 as an elective would use a different programming software than used in MATH 314 course taken in the required core.
***No more than 4 credits of MATH 494 can be used as an elective.
Required Support Course 4
Visual Basic and VBA
Computer Science I
Electives35
Including second major and one area of concentration, or minor and one area of concentration, or three areas of concentration, or two minors.
Total Hours120

Bachelor of Science in Education with a Major in Mathematics

General Education
General Education Courses *136
Required Core41
Calculus I
Calculus II
Math Proof & Problem Solving
Linear Algebra
Introduction to Mathematical Programming
Intro to Mathematical Modeling
Number Theory
Algebra for Secondary Teachers
College Geometry
History of Mathematics
Probability And Statistics I
Probability and Statistics II
Required Support Course4
Select one of the following:
Visual Basic and VBA
Computer Science I
Professional Education Sequence 39
May be taken prior to admission to Teacher Education
Educational Psychology
Clinical I
Managing the Learning Environment
Clinical II
Teaching Diverse Learners
Clinical III
Curriculum, Planning & Assessment I
Clinical IV
Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment II
Clinical V
Fall Experience
Child & Adolescent Psychology
Introduction to Exceptional Children
Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in America
May be taken only after admission to Teacher Education
Technology in Teaching
Student Teaching Seminar
Student Teaching, Secondary
Secondary Math Practicum
Teaching Mathematics
Additional program requirement is for the student to take the PRAXIS II Mathematics: Content Knowledge exam and the PRAXIS II Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 exam before completing the program.
Total Hours120
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 Math 165 is required for the math GenEd requirement

Mathematics Minor (Non-Teaching)

Required Core
MATH 165Calculus I4
MATH 166Calculus II4
MATH 205Math Proof & Problem Solving3
or MATH 208 Discrete Mathematics I
MATH 305Linear Algebra4
Two MATH Electives from 200, 300, or 400 level courses 17
Total Hours22
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MATH 277 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I, MATH 371 Early Practicum, MATH 377 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II, MATH 381 Secondary Math Practicum, MATH 391 Teaching Mathematics.

Mathematics Minor (Teaching)

Required Core
MATH 165Calculus I4
MATH 166Calculus II4
MATH 205Math Proof & Problem Solving3
MATH 210Elementary Statistics4
MATH 305Linear Algebra4
MATH 320Number Theory3
MATH 330College Geometry4
MATH 381Secondary Math Practicum1
MATH 391Teaching Mathematics3
Required Support Courses
Select one of the following:4
Visual Basic and VBA
Computer Science I
Total Hours34

Additional program requirement is for the student to take the PRAXIS II Mathematics: Content Knowledge exam and the PRAXIX II Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 exam before completing the program.

Applied Statistics Minor

Required Core
MATH 146Applied Calculus3
or MATH 166 Calculus II
MATH 210Elementary Statistics4
MATH 305Linear Algebra4
Select three of the following:12
Linear Models
Experimental Design
Probability And Statistics I
Probability and Statistics II
Total Hours23

Mathematics Concentration

Select four of the following:12
MATH 107 or Higher Numbered Courses
Excluding:
Environmental Mathematics
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I
Early Practicum
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
Secondary Math Practicum
Teaching Mathematics
Total Hours12

Applied Statistics Concentration

Select three of the following:12
Elementary Statistics
Linear Models
Experimental Design
Probability And Statistics I
Probability and Statistics II
Total Hours12