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2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education (6-12), Mathematics

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Program of Study - Secondary Math

Freshman and Sophomore Years (6 credits)

EDUC 301 Educational Psychology (3)  

EDUC 310 Social, Philosophical, Cultural & Historical Foundations of American Education (3)  +

If EDUC 301 and EDUC 310 are not taken during freshman and sophomore years, they must be taken during the junior year.

Fall (15 credits)

EDUC 331 Technology for STEM Integration (3)  

EDUC 312 Characteristics of Exceptional Student Populations (Secondary) (3)  +

EDUC 323 Clinical Experiences in Secondary Schools (Math) (3)  

EDUC 460 Content Reading and Writing (3)   

EDUC 443 Curriculum and Instructional Methods (Mathematics) (3)  

Spring (12 credits)

EDUC 311 Classroom Organization, Management, and Discipline (3)  +

EDUC 439 Curriculum Planning and Assessment in Secondary Mathematics (3)  

EDUC 497 Internship in Supervised Teaching (Mathematics) (6)  

Total Credit Hours: 33

+If exempted from this course for any reason, the student must notify the Office of Teacher Education and complete a state mandated training module that is linked to this course.

Additional Graduation Requirements

Students are required to achieve passing scores on assessments prescribed by the Virginia Board of Education, both for program completion and for licensure. Virginia’s mandated licensure assessments are graduation requirements.

CPR/AED/First Aid Training - Candidates seeking initial license in Virginia are required to complete training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the use of an automated external defibrillator, and first aid. Training courses are available through national emergency care organizations such as the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross. CPR training must include “hands-on” training. Evidence of certification must be presented when applying to the VDOE for licensure.

Endorsement Courses for Secondary Math

Those students preparing to teach mathematics must fulfill the major requirements in the mathematics department. Within the major requirements, students need to complete 36 semester hours of coursework distributed in each of the following areas.

  • Algebra, including linear algebra (matrices, vectors, and linear transformations) and abstract algebra (ring, group, and field theory)
  • Geometry, including Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries
  • Analytic geometry
  • Probability and statistics
  • Discrete mathematics, including the study of mathematical properties of finite sets and systems and linear programming
  • Calculus, including multivariable calculus
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Computer science, including two programming languages