B.S. in Mathematics Education

This single field program is designed to prepare mathematics teachers of adolescents, largely at the secondary school level (grades 6 through 12). It leads to 6-12 teacher certification in the teaching field of mathematics in Georgia. Candidates complete the equivalent of a major in mathematics and a second major in pedagogical studies with an emphasis on teaching mathematics.

The B.S. in Mathematics Education is fully accredited by NCATE, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, is fully approved by Georgia's Professional Standards Commission for 6-12 teacher certification, and is nationally recognized by NCTM, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Curriculum

General Education (42 Credit Hours)

See listing of requirements in KSU Catalog.

Specific General Education Requirements for this Major:

  • MATH 1190 - Calculus I
  • MATH 2202 - Calculus II

Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) (18 Credit Hours)

  • One overflow hour from MATH 1190
  • One overflow hour from MATH 2202
  • EDUC 2110 - Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
  • EDUC 2120 - Sociocultural Influences on Teaching and Learning
  • MATH 2332 - Probability and Data Analysis
  • MATH 2390 - Introduction to Logic, Set Theory, and Proofs
  • MATH 2203 - Calculus III

Teaching Field Requirements (24 Credit Hours)

  • MATH 3260 - Linear Algebra I
  • MATH 3295 - Mathematics for Middle Grades and Secondary Teachers
  • MATH 3395 - Geometric Proofs and Applications
  • MATH 3495 - Advanced Perspectives on School Mathematics I
  • MATH 4361 - Modern Algebra I
  • MATH 4495 - Advanced Perspectives on School Mathematics Part II
  • Six credit hours selected from any 3000/4000 level Mathematics or Statistics courses except MATH 3316, 3317, 3318, 3390. Note: at most 9 total hours of credit can be given for MATH 3398 (Internship) and at most 3 of these hours can be used as a Teaching Field Elective.

Professional Education (6-12) Requirements (34 Credit Hours)

  • MAED 3475 - Historical and Modern Approaches to Mathematics
  • MAED 4415 - Teaching of Mathematics I (6 - 12)
  • MAED 4416 - Teaching of Mathematics II (6 - 12)
  • INED 3305 - Education of Students with Exceptionalities in an Inclusive Setting I
  • INED 3306 - Education of Students with Exceptionalities in an Inclusive Setting II
  • INED 4435 - Foundations of Teaching Adolescent English Learners
  • INED 4436 - Foundations of Teaching Adolescent English Learners II
  • ITEC 3300 - Improving Learning with Technology in High School Classrooms
  • MAED 4650 - Yearlong Clinical Experience I
  • MAED 4660 - Yearlong Clinical Experience II
  • EDUC 2130 - Exploring Teaching and Learning

Free Electives (3 Credit Hours)

Any courses in the university curriculum.

Program Total (121 Credit Hours)

University-Wide Degree Requirements (3 Credit Hours)

See listing of requirements in KSU Catalog.

Graduation Credit Hour Total (124 Credit Hours)

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