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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Teacher Certification

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Teacher Certification is aligned to national standards established by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) along with state guidelines provided by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC). As recommended by these bodies, candidate teachers in the MAED program complete mathematics content coursework that is equivalent to a mathematics major along with an educational component sufficient to grant initial teacher certification upon graduation. 

Students who elect this major must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program during Spring semester of their sophomore year. 

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Course Planning Guide

A course planning guide is provided below for a mathematics major who takes a statistics minor. Mathematics majors in their first two years should focus on completing the core curriculum, efficiently working through the Key Prerequisites for mathematics content (MATH 2460 and MATH 2800) and beginning 3000-level mathematics content courses. The degree map is a suggestion only. Please discuss your plan of study with your advisor to make sure that you meet all requirements.

Please note that a minor is required, but the content for the minor is left to the student's choice from current UNG minors. You should speak with an advisor in the content area of your chosen minor (at the latest) during your second year so that you can complete the prerequisites and coursework for that minor.

Year 1

Freshman Year

Mathematics majors should complete Calculus II (MATH 2460) during the first year because it is a Key Prerequisite. If Calculus II has not been completed by spring semester of the first year, mathematics majors should consider taking it in the summer before the second year begins. Education Foundations courses (EDUC 21102120 and 2130) should be completed by the end of Year 2.

Year 1 - Fall Semester
Course Hours
MATH 1450-Calculus I 4 hours
ENGL 1101-English Composition I  3 hours
HIST 1112-World Civilization II 3 hours
Fine Arts or Philosophy elective, Area C 3 hours
Science 1 3 hour
Lab 1 hour
17 hours
Year 1 - Spring Semester
Course Hours
MATH 2460-Calculus II 4 hours
ENGL 1102-English Composition II  3 hours
CSCI 1301-Computer Science I 3 hours
EDUC 2110 Critical/Contemporary Issues in Education 3 hours
Science 2 3 hours
Lab  1 hour
17 hours

Why this student is on track

Core Curriculum requirements have been met. Area A of the core is complete (MATH 1450, ENGL 1101 and 1102) as are Area D (MATH 2460 and Lab Sciences). A lab science sequence is required in Area D. Student has begun Education Foundations courses.

Year 2

Sophomore Year

Mathematics majors should complete Intro to Proofs (MATH 2800) by end of the second year because it is a Key Prerequisite. If Proofs has not been completed by spring semester of the second year, mathematics majors should ensure that it is completed no later than fall semester of the third year. Otherwise, graduation may be delayed and student teaching experiences may be delayed. The student should apply to the Teacher Education Program during Spring of Year 2.

Year 2 - Fall Semester
Course Hours
MATH 2470-Calculus III 4 hours
MATH 2400-Introductory Statistics 3 hours
MATH 3500-Discrete Mathematics (offered in Fall only) 3 hours
ENGL 21XX-Literature Elective, Area C  3 hours
EDUC 2120-Exploring Socia-Cultural Perspective in Diversity 3 hours
16 hours
Year 2 - Spring Semester
Course Hours
MATH 2800-Intro to Proofs 3 hours
MATH 3000-Differential Equations  3 hours
MATH 4700-History of Math (Offered in Spring only) 4 hours
CSCI 2100-Computer Science I 3 hours
ECON 2105-Behavioral Science Elective 3 hours
EDUC 2130-Exploring Teaching and Learning 3 hours
18 hours

Why this student is on track

Areas A through D of the core curriculum are complete (except for foreign language). Key Prerequisites of MATH 2460 and 2800 enable student a wide choice of mathematics courses to choose from at the 3000- and 4000-level. Area F is complete, and three required 3000-level courses are complete. Education Foundations courses (EDUC 21102120 and 2130) are complete.

Year 3

Junior Year

By the end of the Junior year, students should have completed the entire core curriculum, have at least of half their minor courses complete and several of their 3000- and 4000-level mathematics content complete. The MAED 3000 block should be taken in Spring of Year 3.

Year 3 - Fall Semester
Course Hours
MATH 3350-Probability and Statistics 3 hours
MATH 3650-Linear Algebra 3 hours
Global Issues, US History/Gov't Elective, Area E 3 hours
Global Issues, Social Science Elective, Area E 3 hours
Foreign Language 3 hours
15 hours
Year 3 - Spring Semester
Course Hours
MATH 3600-Abstract Algebra (offered Spring only) 3 hours
MAED 3002-Assessment (offered Spring only) 2 hours
MAED 3003-Classroom Management (offered Spring only) 2 hours
MAED 3003L-Classroom Management Lab (offered Spring only) 1 hour
MATH 3120-Geometry (offered Spring only) 3 hours
15 hours

Why this student is on track

The core curriculum is complete including all Area F courses. Most of the 3000- and 4000-level mathematics content has been completed as has the MAED 300 block.

Year 4

Senior Year

In Year 4, the student must complete all required courses for the major and and complete the educational component including the MAED 400 block (Fall only) and the Student Teaching Internship (Fall or Spring). Students may not attempt the student teaching internship unless they have completed all mathematics and education content. If needed, additional content courses may be taken in the Spring of Year 4 and the student teaching internship completed in the Fall of Year 5.

Year 4 - Fall Semester
Course Hours
MATH 4000-Cirriculum for Secondary Mathematics (offered Fall only) 3 hours
MATH 4101-Methods and Materials (offered Fall only) 3 hours
MATH 4201-Mathematics Education Seminar (offered Fall only) 3 hours
MATH 3XXX-Mathematics Elective 3 hours
12 hours
Year 4 - Spring Semester
Course Hours
SCED 3540-Applied Classroom Data Analysis 3 hours
SCED 4403-Secondary Education Internship Planning  3 hours
SCED 4404-Secondary Education Internship Performance 3 hours
SCED 4405-Secondary Education Internship Professionalism 3 hours
12 hours

Why this student is on track

The core curriculum is complete. The major and education component have been completed, and the student teaching internship has been completed.

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