Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
136 Hours

Mathematics Major

39 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
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

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 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 the 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.

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Education Program.

Social Studies Major

39 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
ECN 2010
Principles of Macroeconomics
3

Provides an introduction to aggregate economic issues to include inflation, unemployment, and Gross Domestic Product (GDP); economic theories; market system; and the role of government.

ECN 2110
Principles of Microeconomics
3

Examines the functions of individual business decision making, market structures, market failures, and the role of government within the economy.

GEO 1010
Human Geography
3

Studies the various cultural landscapes created by man around the globe. Such landscapes include patterns in agriculture, urban development, populations, economics, languages, religions, and others. This course provides the student with an overview of many different cultures and the opportunity to compare the cultures to their own culture.

GEO 1110
Physical Geography
3

Studies the natural environment, which is important to people and their activities, and how the physical elements of geography affect people. Presents maps and physical features, earth-sun-moon relationships, earth materials, land forms, drainage, and major natural resources. Introduces the character, causes, significance, and distribution of weather, climate, soils, and vegetation.

HIS 3410
United States History to 1877
3

Investigates major events, developments, and themes in American history from the pre-colonial period to 1877. This course examines how the nation evolved and studies how the past has created a distinctive American character that continues to have an impact on the nation and the world. Includes discussion of some historiographical interpretations of the period.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020

HIS 3420
United States History Since 1877
3

Investigates major events, developments, and themes in American history since 1877. This course examines American domestic history and analyzes how and why the United States became a global power. Includes discussion of some historiographical interpretations of the period.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020, HIS 3410

HIS 3510
World History I
3

Investigates major events, developments and themes in world history from early human beginnings to c.300 CE, including discussion of some historiographical interpretations of the period.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020

HIS 3520
World History II
3

Investigates major events, developments and themes in world history from c.300 CE to c.1500 CE, including discussion of some historiographical interpretations of the period.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020, HIS 3510

HIS 3530
World History III
3

Investigates major events, developments, and themes in world history from c.1500 CE to c. 1789 CE, including discussion of some historiographical interpretations of the period.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020, HIS 3520

HIS 3540
World History IV
3

Investigates major events, developments and themes in world history from c.1789 CE to the present, including discussion of some historiographical interpretations of the period.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020, HIS 3530

HIS 4910
Senior Seminar: History and Social Studies
3

Examines the philosophy of history as a discipline, some varieties of history, the relationship of history to the other social studies content areas, historical methods of research and interpretation, the utility and applications of history, and some major historiographical debates in United States and world history. Serves as the capstone course for the history and social studies program.

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Education Program.

POL 3010
American Political Systems
3

Provides a brief introduction to the political science discipline, and then examines United States government and politics at the national, state, and local levels. Areas of study include the United States Constitution, federalism, representation and participation, the executive, the legislature, the judiciary and civil liberties, domestic and foreign policies, and government and politics in Michigan.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020

POL 3110
International Relations
3

Includes the study of the evolution of the modern international system, International Relations theories, state sovereignty and state power, foreign policy analysis, contemporary conflict and conflict resolution, global terrorism, global economic governance, poverty aid and development globalization, human rights and humanitarian intervention.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020

Professional Education Requirements

40 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
EDU 2010
Introduction to Professional Education Experience
3

Introduces candidates to the realities of the teaching profession, the structure and operation of schools, current educational issues and trends, and the foundations of education. Includes 32.5 hours of lecture and 20 hours of observation and participation in P-12 classroom settings. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020

Requirement(s):
Student background check.

EDU 3120
Educational Psychology
3

Focuses on the learning process including the role of the teacher in learning; efficiency of learning as it is affected by the developmental processes; psychological principles that are central to the learning process and their relationship to the teaching situation; variables in learning; and evaluation of the outcomes of learning. Emphasizes application of learning theory and multicultural concepts in a field-based context. Includes 32.5 hours of lecture and 20 hours of observation and participation in P-12 classroom settings. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 2010

Requirement(s):
Student background check.

EDU 3310
The Exceptional Learner
3

Studies the physical, psychological, social, and educational factors related to exceptional individuals, including intellectually gifted, English language learners, and the handicapped. Emphasizes collaborative historical, legal, legislative, and futuristic aspects of educating the exceptional learner. Includes 32.5 hours of lecture and 20 hours of observation and participation in P-12 classroom settings. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 3120

Requirement(s):
Student background check.

EDU 3460
Integrating Technology into 21st Century Learning
3

Introduces selection, evaluation, and use of appropriate media, including microcomputers and Web-based learning, as an integral part of the curriculum to achieve stated learning objectives. Provides hands-on experience in preparing and using leading edge technology, materials and equipment for effective classroom learning. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 2010

EDU 3810
Service Learning Project
1

Provides an opportunity for students to work on a service learning project that applies their professional skills in a civic assignment that addresses the needs of the community. The students work with the instructor to design, implement, and evaluate the project. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020, POL 3010

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Education Program.

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 32.5 hours of lecture and 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

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Education Program. Student background check.

EDU 4310
Instructional Design and Assessment
3

Prepares candidates to design curriculum and assessments aligned to state and national standards. Instructional design principles as well as formative and summative assessment practices will be covered. Practice using assessment data to drive curricular and instructional decisions. Emphasis on teaching and learning for all students. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 3310

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Education Program.

EDU 4410
Classroom Development
3

Focuses on classroom development techniques, which lead to the creation of a positive, democratic learning environment. The techniques learned will help P-12 students monitor and adjust behavior in order to achieve self-discipline. The culminating activity is a Classroom Development Plan. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of fieldwork are required. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 3460, EDU 4310

Concurrent requisite(s):
EDU 4550

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Education Program. Student background check.

EDU 4450
Educational Foundations
2

Studies education and schooling in American culture and society. Focuses on the interpretation and appraisal of current educational practices and trends. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Concurrent requisite(s):
EDU 4810

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Education Program.

EDU 4510
Theory and Techniques of Instruction
6

Introduces the theory of instruction, methods, and instructional strategies. Includes participation and teaching in P-12 classrooms. Content specific teaching strategies for all areas including English/language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science will be developed. Emphasizes the application of effective instructional theory and practice, sound decision making, and multicultural education in a field-based context. 60 hours of lecture and 60 hours of fieldwork participation in P-12 classroom settings are required. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 4310

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Education Program. Student background check.

EDU 4810
Directed Teaching I
10

Requires candidates to observe and teach in P-12 classroom settings for approximately 18 weeks during regular school hours, following the school district calendar and the supervising teacher's contractual agreement. Attendance at professional development conferences and seminars may be required. Must complete with a C or better in order to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Concurrent requisite(s):
EDU 4450

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Education Program. Student background check.

General Education Requirements

18 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
ELECTIVE
Scientific Inquiry
3

ENG 1010
College Composition I
3

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

ENG 1020
College Composition II
3

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1010

MTH 1110
College Algebra I
3

Introduces elements of algebra including graphing, variable expressions, linear equations, polynomial operations and factoring, systems of equations, quadratic equations, rational equations, and functions.

SOC 3210
Cultural Diversity
3

Examines the social construction of groups based on race, ethnicity and national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and able-bodiedness. Sociological (as well as psychological, historical, economic, and anthropological) perspectives are applied to concepts such as prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, racial and ethnic identity, racial formation, power and privilege, assimilation and pluralism, and tolerance. Emphasis is on increasing knowledge, personal awareness, and sensitivity.

SPK 2010
Oral Communication
3

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using organization, research, and technology to deliver effective oral presentation.

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