Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
48 Hours

Major

48 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
EDU 4250
Literacy Education in the Secondary School
3

Introduces the theoretical foundation for literacy development and the methods and processes in developmentally appropriate instruction. Emphasizes the principles, techniques, and processes of literacy instruction needed to help candidates become independent, strategic learners in the content areas taught in middle and high schools. Includes 20 hours of observation and participation in grade 6-12 classroom settings. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 3310

EDU 4760
Theory and Techniques Practicum
6

Requires candidates to participate in a minimum of 240 hours in P-12 classrooms student teaching at the appropriate grade level as approved by the Dean. Also includes 30 hours with a supervisory working on instructional strategies and planning. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

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

Focuses on the applications of discrete mathematics in computer science. This course includes set theory, propositional logic, relations, Boolean algebra, and minimization of equations.

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 2510
Calculus II
4

Explores integration of functions, ordinary differential equations, series and sequences, and their application. Techniques of integration, improper integrals, convergence and divergence of various types of series and sequences, and applications related to area, volume, conic sections, parametric equations, and polar equations are emphasized.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1510

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 3510
Multivariable Calculus
4

Examines functions of several variables, vector calculus, multiple integrals, and partial differentiation.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 2510

MTH 3550
Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
4

Examines algebra of matrices, vectors in space, vector spaces and subspaces, eigenvalues, linear transformations, and the applications of matrix methods to find solutions to systems of linear equations and linear programming problems. Also examines the principles and methods for solving and applying first, second, and higher order differential equations.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 2510

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 4150
Modern Algebra
3

Explores the ideas, methods, applications, and questions of modern algebra. Students study the basic properties and theorems related to groups, rings, integral domains, and fields; the familiar number systems serve as models for the abstract systems. This course provides experience in abstract reasoning, making and testing conjectures, and proving theorems.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1410, MTH 3550

MTH 4510
Introduction to Real Analysis
3

Introduces the fundamental mathematical theory underlying calculus; specifically convergence of sequences and series, limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration. Application of logic and construction of mathematical proofs are covered.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1410, MTH 3510

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.

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