BS in Mathematics Secondary Education
All baccalaureate degree programs at the University of North Georgia have as a requirement the satisfactory completion of at least 60 semester credit hours comprising the six areas of the Core Curriculum. Individual degree programs may specify exceptions and/or particular courses which must be taken within each Area A-E of the Core Curriculum. For the BS degree in Mathematics a student must either take MATH 1113 (Precalculus) in Area A and MATH 1450 (Calculus I) in Area D or take MATH 1450 (Calculus I) in Area A and MATH 2460 (Calculus II) in Area D. Other requirements are listed below.
Students who elect this major must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program during Spring semester of their sophomore year. Information regarding MAED coursework, student teaching experiences and the requirements for preservice certification can be found in the MAED Program Handbook.
Mathematics and Education content requirements listed below (click to expand).
MATH 2470 (Calculus III)
MATH 2800 (Intro to Proof)
EDUC 2110 (Critical/Contemporary Issues in Education)
EDUC 2120 (Sociocultural Diversity in Education)
CSCI 1301 Computer Science I
CSCI 2100 Technology in Mathematics
MATH 3000 Differential Equations
MATH 3120 Geometry
MATH 3350 Probability & Statistics
MATH 3500 Discrete Mathematics
MATH 3600 Abstract Algebra I
MATH 3650 Linear Algebra
MATH 4700 History of Mathematics
MATH 3xxx Mathematic Elective
The elective course (MATH 3xxx) must be a 3 semester hour course at the 3000 level or above. These may not include:
- MATH 3100
- MATH 3110
- MATH 3116
- MATH 3140
- MATH 3150
MAED 3002 Assessment, 2 hrs
MAED 3003 Classroom Management, 2 hrs
MAED 3003L Classroom Management Lab, 1 hr
MAED 4000 Secondary Mathematics Curriculum, 3 hrs
MAED 4101 Methods and Materials, 3 hrs
MAED 4201 Mathematics Education Seminar, 3 hrs
SCED 3540, 4403, 4404, and 4405 - Student Teaching Internship courses, 12 hours
A degree map 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.
Click below for a year by year suggested course of study.
Mathematics secondary majors should complete Calculus II (MATH 2460) during the first year because it is a Key Prerequisite. If Calc 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 2110, 2120 and 2130) should be completed by the end of Year 2.
Fall Semester - 17 hours
MATH 1450 Calculus I, 4 hours
HIST 1112 World Civilization II, Area E elective, 3 hours
Fine Arts or Philosophy elective, Area C, 3 hours
Science 1 (3 hours) and Lab (1 hour)
Spring Semester - 17 hours
MATH 2460 Calculus II, 4 hours
CSCI 1301 Computer Science I, 3 hours
EDUC 2110 Critical/Contemporary Issues in Education, 3 hours
Science 2 (3 hours) and Lab (1 hour)
Why this student is on track
Area A of the core is complete (MATH 1450, ENGL 1101 and 1102) as is Area D (MATH 2460 and Lab Science ). A lab science sequence is required in Area D. Student has begun Education Foundations courses.
Mathematics secondary 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 secondary majors should ensure that it is completed no later than fall semester of the third year. Otherwise, graduation and student teaching experiences may be delayed. The student should apply to the Teacher Education Program during Spring of Year 2
Fall Semester - 16 hours
MATH 2470 Calculus III, 4 hours
MATH 2400 Introductory Statistics, 3 hours
MATH 3500 Discrete Mathematics, offered Fall only
ENGL 21xx Literature elective, Area C, 3 hours
EDUC 2120 Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives in Diversity, 3 hours
Spring Semester - 16 hours
MATH 2800 Intro to Proofs, 3 hours
MATH 3000 Differential Equations, 3 hours
MATH 4700 History of Math, 3 hours, offered Spring only
CSCI 2100 Computer Science I, 3 hours
ECON 2105 Area E Behavioral Science elective, 3 hours
EDUC 2130 Exploring Teaching and Learning, 3 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 2110, 2120 and 2130) are complete.
By the end of Year 3, students should have completed the entire core curriculum and have most of their 3000- and 4000-level mathematics content complete. The MAED 3000 block should be taken in Spring of Year 3.
Fall Semester - 15 hours
MATH 3350 Probability and Statistics, 3 hours
MATH 3650 Linear Algebra, 3 hours
POLS 1101 Global Issues, Area E US History/Gov't Elective, 3 hours
POLS 2401 Global Issues, Area E social science elective, 3 hours
Foreign Language (3 hours)
Spring Semester - 15 hours
MATH 3600 Abstract Algebra, 3 hours, offered Spring only
MAED 3002 Assessment, 2 hours, offered Spring only
MAED 3003 Classroom Management, 2 hours, offered Spring only
MAED 3003L Classroom Management Lab, 1 hour, offered Spring only
MATH 3120 Geometry, 3 hours, offered Spring onlyWhy 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.
In Year 4, the student must complete all required courses for the major 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.
Fall Semester - 12 hours
MATH 4000 Curriculum for Secondary Mathematics, 3 hours, offered Fall only
MATH 4101 Methods and Materials, 3 hours, offered Fall only
MATH 4201 Mathematics Education Seminar, 3 hours, offered Fall only
MATH 3xxx Mathematics Elective, 3 hours
Spring Semester - 12 hours
SCED 3540 Applied Classroom Data Analysis, 3 hours
SCED 4403 Secondary Education Internship Planning
SCED 4404 Secondary Education Internship Performance
SCED 4405 Secondary Education Internship Professionalism
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.