Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
33 Hours

Requirements

33 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
EDU 2110
Number Concepts for Educators
3

Introduces key mathematical concepts in a problem-solving environment with a focus on number sense and numeration, whole number operations, fractions and decimals, computational algorithms, patterns, relations, functions, and informal algebra. A variety of materials, electronic tools, activities, and strategies are used to investigate patterns and test conjectures. Strategies appropriate for teaching elementary school mathematics are utilized. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1110

EDU 2120
Geometric and Statistical Concepts for Educators
3

Introduces the principles of key mathematical concepts in a problem-solving environment. Focuses on mathematical logic, properties of two- and three-dimensional figures, similarity and congruence, motion geometry, common and metric measurement, statistical methods to describe, analyze, and use data, and probability applied in everyday life. Includes a variety of materials, electronic tools, activities, and strategies for teaching elementary school mathematics. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 2110

MTH 1310
Pre-Calculus
5

Examines functions, their inverses, graphs, and properties. Students solve equations and real-world problems involving polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Topics also addressed are: conic sections, complex numbers, vectors, sequences and series. Limits are introduced.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1110 OR MTH 1210

MTH 1410
Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
3

Examines sets, functions, relations, graphs, trees, logic, mathematical induction and other proof techniques, counting techniques, Boolean Algebras and analysis of algorithms. Students experience mathematics in a larger context by studying both theoretical foundations and applications of the topics of the course.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1310 OR MTH 1210

MTH 1510
Calculus I
4

Examines the topics of functions, limits, continuity, the process of taking derivatives, and the application of derivatives such as related rates, curve sketching, and optimization problems. Antiderivatives, and the process of integration are introduced.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1210 OR MTH 1310

MTH 2710
Probability and Statistics for Educators
3

Introduces students to statistical methods common to educators. Students will learn how to collect, analyze, present, summarize, and interpret data using graphical and numerical methods; calculate probability, including binomial probability, and apply probability distributions; and utilize linear regression analysis to describe relationships in bivariate data. (Online only)

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1120 OR MTH 1310

MTH 3110
Algebraic Thinking and Proportional Reasoning
3

Builds algebraic thinking through examination of patterns and relationships, logic, and functions as well as developing appropriate symbolic forms to represent and analyze mathematical situations and structures. Multiple representations of situations are used and the interrelationships of these representations are stressed. Attention is given to developing proportional reasoning by investigating number theory, ratio and proportion, and decimals and percents as extensions of the whole number system.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 2110

MTH 3610
College Geometry
3

Familiarizes students with Euclidean geometry through the analysis of two and three dimensional objects. Transformations and coordinate and non-Euclidean geometries are introduced. Geometric proofs are utilized. Application of geometric concepts to real-world situations.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1310

MTH 4110
Reasoning and Proof for Elementary Educators
3

Introduces systematic thinking within an axiomatic system through formation and investigation of conjectures and development of formal proofs; precursors to higher mathematics. Develops and evaluates mathematical proofs, specifically direct and indirect proofs and proofs by mathematical induction.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1310, MTH 1410, MTH 3110

MTH 4910
Senior Seminar: Mathematics
3

Familiarizes students with the professional community of mathematics educators, state and national curricula, assessment standards in mathematics, and the use of electronic technologies to investigate and solve real-world problems. This capstone course for mathematics majors and minors explores the historical development of mathematics. Students are required to demonstrate subject matter knowledge and critical thinking in mathematics.

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Education Program.

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