BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION MATHEMATICS TEACHING FIELD

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a teaching field in mathematics enables the graduate to be fully licensed to teach mathematics in Kansas schools. Along with the mathematics courses listed, students will take a sequence of professional education courses.

ELEMENTARY MAJOR MATHEMATICS CONCENTRATION

In addition to MA 110, MA 307, and MA 308 which are required of all elementary teacher candidates, the elementary education student desiring a concentration in mathematics must complete:

CS 130 Microcomputer Problem Solving 3 hours

MA 312 Algebra for the Elementary/Middle School Teacher 3 hours

MA 313 Geometry for the Elementary/Middle School Teacher 3 hours

MA 341 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3 hours

MIDDLE SCHOOL / JUNIOR HIGH LICENSURE

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Education with an elementary or secondary major in another subject area and who wish to be licensed to teach mathematics in Kansas middle schools/junior high must take these courses.

Required Courses:

CS 130 Microcomputer Problem Solving 3 hours

MA 112 Trigonometry 2 hours

MA 165 Basic Calculus 5 hours

MA 307 Mathematics for the Elementary/Middle School Teacher I 3 hours

MA 308 Mathematics for the Elementary/Middle School Teacher II 3 hours

MA 312 Algebra for the Elementary/Middle School Teacher 3 hours

MA 313 Geometry for the Elementary/Middle School Teacher 3 hours

MA 341 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3 hours

MA 460 History of Mathematics 1 hour

MA 470 Teaching Secondary Mathematics 3 hours

EE 317 Teaching Mathematics in Elementary Schools 2 hours

Note: MA470 must be taken before student teaching in middle school mathematics. It is recommended that MA470 be taken before Block II.

Students must have at least a 2.6 grade point average in mathematics courses prior to Phase II.

MIDDLE LEVEL LICENSURE

For students other than Elementary Education majors seeking Middle-Level License.

Required Courses:

MA 125 Introduction to Mathematics 1 hour

CS 130 Microcomputer Problem Solving 3 hours

MA 112 Trigonometry 2 hours

MA 165 Basic Calculus 5 hours

MA 240 Discrete Mathematics 3 hours

MA 291 Mathematical Modeling 3 hours

MA 307 Mathematics for the Elementary/Middle School Teacher I 3 hours

MA 308 Mathematics for the Elementary/Middle School Teacher II 3 hours

MA 313 Geometry for the Elementary/Middle School Teacher (spring only) 3 hours

MA 322 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3 hours

MA 341 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3 hours

MA 460 History of Mathematics 1 hour

MA 470 Teaching Secondary Mathematics 3 hours

Other Requirements:

  • · After completion of the courses above, under the direction of the Teachers College at ESU, the student will complete the equivalent of one semester student teaching experience for students with only one teaching field and half-semester student teaching experience when a student has two or more teaching fields at the appropriate level.
  • · MA470 must be taken before you may student teach in middle school mathematics. It is recommended that you take MA470 after Phase I, but if necessary it is possible to make special arrangements.
  • · All students must have at least a 2.6 GPA in their mathematics courses prior to Phase II.
  • · It is recommended that all students seeking a middle-level license see Dr. M. Harrell or Dr. C. Schrock in the department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Economics to develop/review their long range plans.

SECONDARY

The student who desires mathematics as one of two teaching fields should choose Option A. The student preparing for one teaching field, mathematics only, should choose Option B. The student must have at least a 2.6 grade point average in their mathematics courses prior to Phase II.

OPTION A - Two Teaching Fields

Required Courses (38 hours):

MA 125 Introduction to Mathematics 1 hour

CS 130 Microcomputer Problem Solving 3 hours

MA 161 Calculus I 5 hours

MA 240 Discrete Mathematics 3 hours

MA 262 Calculus II 5 hours

MA 291 Mathematical Modeling 3 hours

MA 322 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3 hours

MA 380 Probability & Statistics 3 hours

MA 421 College Geometry 5 hours

MA 425 Abstract Algebra 3 hours

MA 460 History of Mathematics 1 hour

MA 470 Teaching Mathematics in the Middle/High School 3 hours

Note: MA 110 (College Algebra) and MA 112 (Trigonometry) or

MA 160 (Functions of Calculus) may be required if mathematics

background is insufficient.

OPTION B - One Teaching Field

Complete the 38 hours required above in Option A and the 6 hours following:

MA 263 Calculus III 3 hours

Take one of the following:

MA 532 Mathematical Statistics I 3 hours

MA 727 Groups, Rings, & Fields 3 hours

MA 728 Vector Spaces 3 hours

COMPUTER STUDIES

The student who desires to teach computer studies courses in secondary or middle/junior high schools should select this plan. ESU does not offer a computer studies teaching field so students who select this option must also complete the requirements for licensure in at least one teaching field.

Required Courses (14 hours):

CS 130 Microcomputer Problem Solving 3 hours

CS 115 Elements of Computer Science 3 hours

OR

CS 220 Introduction to Computer Science*3 hours

* Recommended course

CS 234 Software Implementation and Programming 3 hours

CS 250 Introduction to Computer Programming 3 hours

CS 472 Teaching Computer Science 2 hours