May 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics Major - Education Specialization


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Description


The Mathematics and Computer Science Department is dedicated to providing each Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, and Mathematics major with the highest level program that a student can manage, and providing individual help and attention to each student. To accomplish this, in addition to regular courses, advanced courses are offered for small numbers of students who will benefit from a particular subject. The Mathematics programs are broad enough in scope that students taking the basic major in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics are provided the groundwork for a variety of careers, as well as having a thorough preparation for graduate study. Students also have the opportunity through the topics courses, the problem seminars, the independent studies courses, and electives to focus on individual needs and objectives.

The Mathematics-Education majors have been eagerly sought by school systems throughout the region.

Courses Required for Education Specialization:


Total Program Hours: 57-60


Departmental Writing Requirement (4 credits):


Students who major in Mathematics are required to take MAT 3391 and ONE of the following any semester after the first year.

Requirements for Departmental Honors


Departmental Honors in Mathematics: In order to graduate with honors in Mathematics, a Mathematics major must complete at least two independent studies courses in a single topic over two semesters. Declaration of the intent to graduate with honors must be made to the head of the Department by the beginning of the second semester of independent studies. The project will consist of a paper and a one-hour talk, which must be judged worthy of honors by the Department. The student must also maintain a 3.50 GPA in the Mathematics courses taken.

Secondary Teacher Certification


Please see Mathematics teacher certification requirements under Programs: Education minor (secondary) for Mathematics major.

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