Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics


Department of Mathematics

Mathematics Secondary Education Concentration

Typical Four-Year Sequence of Courses Who Are Following the Program
For Freshmen Who Entered Towson University Prior To Fall 2012

The Department of Mathematics has prepared a typical sequence of courses that illustrates how a student in the mathematics secondary education concentration may complete the requirements for both the mathematics major and the University General Education / Core Curriculum Requirements for graduation in four years. Each student's actual schedule may be somewhat different depending on the student's individual situation.  Note that the actual sequence of courses is mainly constrained by the course prerequisites.

Freshman Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
MATH 273 Calculus I *
4
MATH 265 Elementary Linear Algebra
4
TSEM 102 (Core Curriculum 1) / Gen Ed
3
MATH 274 Calculus II
(Gen Ed  I.C. / Core Curriculum 3)
4
COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech
                     Communication
(Gen Ed II.B.3 / Core Curriculum 5)
3
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
(Gen Ed II.C.2 / Core Curriculum 6)
3
Gen Ed / Core Curriculum
3
HIST 145 or HIST 146
(Gen Ed II.B.1 / Core Curriculum 11)
3
Gen Ed / Core Curriculum
3
ENGL 102
(Gen Ed I.A / Core Curriculum 2)
3
Total
16
Total
17

Sophomore Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
MATH 267 Introduction to Abstract
                    Mathematics
4
MATH 369 Intro to Abstract Algebra
4
MATH 275 Calculus III
4
SPED 301 Introduction to Special
                    Education: K-12
3
SCED 305 Adolescent Learning,
                    Development, & Diversity
3
PHYS 241 General Physics I
(Gen Ed II.A.1 / Core Curriculum 7)
4
Gen Ed / EDUC 202 Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on America's Urban Schools (Core Curriculum 10)
3
EDUC 301 Writing & Communication
                     Skills for Teachers
(Gen Ed. I.D. / Core Curriculum 9)
3
Gen Ed / Core Curriculum
3
Gen Ed / EDUC 203 Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Society (Core Curriculum 13)
3
Total
17
Total
17

Junior Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
MATH 330 Introduction to Statistical
                    Methods
4

MATH 301 History of Mathematics

3
MATH 353 Euclidean and
                   Non-Euclidean Geometries
3
MATH 465 Theory of Numbers
   or
MATH 467 Algebraic Structures
3
PHYS 242 (Mathematics Elective and
Gen Ed II.A.1 / Core Curriculum 8)
4
SCED 200 Foundations of Education [if you matriculated prior to Fall 2011] / SCED 304 Education, Ethics, and Change (Core Curriculum 14) [if you matriculated from Fall 2011 through Summer 2012]
3
ISTC 301 Utilization of Instructional
                  Media
3
SCED 341 Principles of Secondary
                    Education
4
   
SCED 460 Using Reading & Writing
                    in the Secondary Schools
4
Total
14
Total
17

Senior Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
MATH 420 Applications of Technology
                    for Secondary School
                    Teachers
3
MATH 426 Student Teaching in
                    Secondary Schools -
                    Mathematics
12
MATH 423 Teaching Mathematics in
                    the Secondary Schools
3
MATH 428 Senior Seminar in
                    Mathematics Education
2
SCED 461 Teaching Reading in the
                     Secondary Content Areas
3
MATH 430 Mathematics Education
                    Debriefing
   or
SCED 401 Analyzing Student
                    Teaching

1


2

SCED 499 Internship in Secondary
                    Education
6
SCED 462 Seminar in Teaching
                    Reading in the Secondary
                    Content Areas
1
Total
17
Total
14 to 15

In this concentration, the total number of units required for graduation is 129 to 130.

* Notes:

  1. A minimum of 120 units is needed for graduation.
  2. The prerequisite for MATH 273 is MATH 119.
  3. Students who need to start with MATH 119 are advised to either
    1. Take MATH 119 during the summer before entering Towson University or
    2. Take MATH 119 in the fall term of the freshman year.  These students will need to postpone the calculus sequence and MATH 265 for one term. They should be able to make up for this delay by either:
      1. taking a mathematics course in the summer session during the first two years, or
      2. inserting an additional mathematics course during the junior or senior year.
  4. Math 4XX, SCED 401 and SCED 462 are in the process of being approved for this Mathematics Secondary Education Concentration

Documents
  Core Curriculum Requirements Checklist (PDF)

  GenEd Requirements Checklist (PDF) (for graduation under catalogs prior to 2011-2012)

 

 

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