Mathematics Education

Teacher Education Degree Program

Secondary Education Emphasis: Mathematics Education


Course Descriptions

Required Courses

MATH 1533 FOUNDATIONS OF GEOMETRY AND MEASUREMENT 3 hours 
This is a course designed to enhance the student's abilities to analyze and solve problems. Topics included are plane geometry, transformations, and topology. It also includes a study and practice of systems of measurement and an introduction to trigonometry. Prerequisite: one year of high school algebra and one year of high school geometry or MATH 1503.

MATH 1613 TRIGONOMETRY 3 hours 
This course presents the development and use of circular and trigonometric functions: relations between the functions, solutions of triangles, and applications to practical problems. Prerequisite: high school geometry and MATH 1513.

MATH 1714 CALCULUS I: CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY 4 hours 
Topics include differentiation and integration of elementary functions, limits, continuity, and applications of the definite integral. Prerequisite: MATH 1513, MATH 1523 or permission of the instructor.

MATH 2703 APPLIED CALCULUS 3 hours 
This course is a study of topics that include differentiation and integration of elementary functions, limits, continuity, and applications of the definite integral for solving theoretical and applied problems in business, life sciences, and social sciences. Prerequisite: MATH 1513, MATH 1523 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of ‘C’ or permission of instructor.

MATH 2724 CALCULUS II: CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY 4 hours 
Topics covered include calculus of transcendental functions, techniques of integration, series, conic sections, polar coordinates, and parametric equations. Prerequisite: MATH 1715 or permission of the instructor.

MATH 3013 LINEAR ALGEBRA 3 hours 
This course is an introductory course in vector spaces, matrices, determinants, characteristic roots, and applications. Prerequisite: MATH 2725 or permission of the instructor.

MATH 3601 TECHNOLOGY AND MEDIA IN MATH 1 hour
This course will be an introduction to computer software and calculators used for students of mathematics. Topics will be selected from uses of the internet for the study of mathematics, graphing calculators, and computer software for solving mathematical problems. Permission of instructor is required.

MATH 4543 CAPSTONE: THE NATURE OF MODERN MATHEMATICS 3 hours
This capstone course for Mathematics Education majors examines the connections between the mathematics disciplines required for the Mathematics Education Program. Connections between the disciplines in modern uses of mathematics and the historical development of each of the disciplines are studied. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of the instructor.

STAT 3003 STATISTICS 3 hours 
This is an introductory applied statistics course focusing on descriptive and inferential statistical methods. Topics include measures of central tendency and variability, the normal distribution, correlation, regression, and ANOVA. Prerequisite: MATH 1513, MATH 1523, MATH 1503 or permission of the instructor.

 

Elective Courses

Choose nine (9) hours from the following courses:

MATH 2734 CALCULUS III: CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY 4 hours 
Topics covered include vector calculus, functions of several variables, partial derivatives, and multiple integrals. Prerequisite: MATH 2725 or permission of the instructor.

MATH 2802 MATHEMATICS SEMINAR 2 hours 
This seminar is designed as an intensive study of various topics or methodologies. A writing project is required. The course may be repeated with change of subject matter for a maximum of four hours. Permission of Program Director is required.

MATH 2903 SPECIAL TOPICS 3 hours 
Various subjects in the area of study will be presented through research and writing or through visiting professors and lecturers that complement the curriculum and take advantage of the educational background, experience, and expertise of the instructor. Emphasis is given to the creative approaches, research, and/or collaborative learning to enrich the understanding of the student. Permission of instructor is required. This course may be repeated with change of subject matter for a maximum of nine credit hours.

MATH 3123 ELEMENTARY NUMBER THEORY 3 hours 
This is a course designed to present theoretical studies in mathematics including primes and composites, number theoretic functions, Diophantine equations, congruence classes, and mathematical induction. Prerequisite: MATH 2725.

MATH 3802 MATHEMATICS SEMINAR 2 hours 
This seminar is designed as an intensive study of various topics or methodologies. A writing project is required. The course may be repeated with change of subject matter for a maximum of four hours. Permission of Program Director is required.

MATH 4023 MODERN ALGEBRA 3 hours 
This course is an introduction to group, ring, and field theory. Emphasis is on real and complex number fields with supportive problem sets and applications. Prerequisite: MATH 2734.

MATH 4103 HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS 3 hours 
This is a survey course on the historical development of mathematics, including a look at famous problems and their development over time.

MATH 4903 SPECIAL TOPICS 3 hours 
Various subjects in the area of study will be presented through research and writing or through visiting professors and lecturers that complement the curriculum and take advantage of the educational background, experience, and expertise of the instructor. Emphasis is given to the creative approaches, research, and/or collaborative learning to enrich the understanding of the student. Permission of instructor is required. This course may be repeated with change of subject matter for a maximum of nine credit hours.