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 Towson UTeach requirements and the University 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
SEMS110 Introduction to STEM Teaching I: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching
1
SEMS 120 Introduction to STEM Teaching II: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design
1
MATH 273 Calculus I
4
MATH 265 Elementary Linear Algebra
4
TSEM 102 (Core Curriculum 1)
3
MATH 274 Calculus II
(Core Curriculum 3)
4
Core Curriculum
3
ENGL 102 (Core Curriculum 2)
3
Core Curriculum
3
Core Curriculum
3
Core Curriculum
3
Total
17
Total
15
Sophomore Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
SEMS 230 Knowing and Learning
3
SEMS 240 Classroom Interactions
3
MATH 267 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics
4
MATH 369 Intro to Abstract Algebra
4
MATH 275 Calculus III
4
PHYS 241 General Physics I
(Core Curriculum 7)
4
Core Curriculum
3
Core Curriculum
3 – 4
Core Curriculum
3
Core Curriculum
3
Total
17
Total
17 – 18
Junior Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
SEMS 250 Perspectives on Science and Mathematics (Core Curriculum 5)
3
SEMS 370 Project-Based Instruction
3
MATH 290 Functions and Modeling
3
MATH 330 Introduction to Statistical Methods
4
MATH 353 Euclidean and
Non-Euclidean Geometries
3
Additional Elective
3 – 4
MATH 465 Theory of Numbers
or
MATH 467 Algebraic Structures
3
SCED 461 Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas
3
SCED 460 Using Reading & Writing in the Secondary Schools
4
Total
16
Total
13 – 14
Senior Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
SEMS 360 Research Methods
(Core Curriculum 9)
3
MATH 426 Student Teaching in Secondary Education – Mathematics
12
SEMS 498 Internship in Mathematics and Science Secondary Education
3
MATH 420 Applications of Technology for Secondary School Teachers
3
MATH 430 Seminar in Student Teaching – Mathematics
1
MATH 423 Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary Schools
3
MATH 428 Senior Seminar in
Mathematics Education
2
Total
14
Total
13
In this concentration, the total number of units required for graduation is 122 to 124.
Notes:
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.
Recommendations of education courses that could be used to satisfy core curriculum categories:
EDUC 202 - Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on America’s Urban Schools (Core Curriculum 10)
EDUC 203 – Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Society (Core Curriculum 13)
SCED 304 – Education, Ethics, and Change (Core Curriculum 14)