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)
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:
A minimum of 120 units is needed for graduation.
The prerequisite for MATH 273 is MATH 119.
Students who need to start with MATH 119 are advised to either
Take MATH 119 during the summer before entering Towson University or
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:
taking a mathematics course in the summer session during the first two years, or
inserting an additional mathematics course during the junior or senior year.
Math 4XX, SCED 401 and SCED 462 are in the process of being approved for this Mathematics Secondary Education Concentration