Mathematics Education provides the mathematical preparation necessary for teaching secondary school mathematics in Indiana. Requirements for teacher certification vary from state-to-state. Requirements for other states may be obtained by writing to the Certification Office, Department of Teacher Education, in the capital city of the state of interest. For employment purposes, it is advisable for secondary teachers to have a teaching minor. Information on approved teaching minors can be found in the booklet Teacher Education Programs. Knowledge of computer sciences is particularly valuable to secondary mathematics teachers. Graduation in this program is open only to those who fulfill all the academic requirements for licensure to teach mathematics in Indiana schools.
Here is the Plan of Study that describes a proposed four year sequence for this degree program.
Required Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics Courses
(42 credit hours)
- MA 10000 An Introduction To Mathematical Sciences (Cr. 1)
- MA 16300 Integrated Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (Cr. 5)
- MA 16400 Integrated Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (Cr. 5)
- MA 26100 Multivariate Calculus (Cr. 4)
- MA 26400 Differential Equations
- MA 26500 Linear Algebra
- MA 31500 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics
- MA 33000 Concepts in Geometry
- MA 34800 Discrete Mathematics
- MA 44600 Introduction to Real Analysis
- MA 45300 Elements of Algebra
- CS 20600 Computer Algebra and Programming
- STAT 34500 Statistics
Professional Education Courses
(45 credit hours)
- EDCI 205 Exploring Teaching as a Career
- EDCI 260 Introduction to Computers in Education
- EDCI 309 Reading in the Middle and Secondary Schools
- EDCI 344 Strategies of Instruction in the Senior High, Junior High, & Middle School
- EDCI 355 Teaching and Learning in the K-12 Classroom
- EDCI 497X Supervised Teaching of Senior High School Subjects (6 credit hours)
- EDPS 220 Psychology of Learning
- EDPS 260 Introduction to Special Education
- EDPS 285 Diversity and Education
- EDPS 370 Teaching Students With Diverse Learning Needs In K-12 Class
- PSY 362 Human Development II: Adolescence
General Education Requirements
(42-45 credit hours)
English Composition (6 credit hours)
- ENGL 104
- ENGL 105
Communications (3 credit hours)
- COM 114
Science (9-12 credit hours)
Three approved lab science courses including one biology and one physical science.
Humanities and Social Sciences (24 credit hours)
Three credit hours must be chosen from the humanites: literature, history, philosophy, foreign languages, art, music, theater.
Three credit hours must be chosen from social sciences: anthropology, psychology, sociology, political science, economics. This will be fulfilled by PSY 362 which is part of the professional education requirements.
Six credit hours must be chosen from each of three of the following five areas. The remaining credit hours (if any) in this area may be distributed in humanities and social sciences courses by the student.
- Literature, Philosophy, Aesthetics (MUS 250, THTR 201, PHIL 106, A&D 255 only)
- History, Political Science
- Sociology, Psychology
- Foreign Language