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Course Requirements

Teaching programs require additional courses in educational methods.  The professional education courses are included in this listing.  See the Department of Educational Studies and Teachers College for the descriptions of these courses and other professional requirements of the teacher education program.

Teaching Major in Mathematics:  Concentration 1; 47-48 Credit Hours.

MATH 165 - Calculus 1 (4)
MATH 166 - Calculus 2 (4)
MATH 215 - Discrete Systems (4)
MATH 217 - Linear Algebra (4)
MATH 221 - Probability and Statistics (3)
MATH 250 - Pre-College Mathematics from an Advanced Viewpoint (3)
MATH 496 - Capstone Course for Mathematics Teaching Majors (3)
MATH 201 - Number, Algebra and Probability for the Elementary Teacher (4)
MATH 202 - Data  Analysis, Geometry and Measurement for the Elementary Teacher (3)
MATH 310 - Topics in Algebra for the Elementary and Middle School Teacher (3)
MATH 316 - Topics in Number Theory for the Elementary and Middle School Teacher (3)
MATH 360 - Topics in Geometry for the Elementary and Middle School Teacher (3)

At least 6 hours from (as approved by advisor)

MATH 251 - Introduction to Mathematics of Finance (2)
MATH 267 - Calculus 3 (4)
MATH 311 - Algebraic Structures (3)
MATH 335 - Mathematics Models (3)
MATH 345 - Survey of Geometries (4)
MATH 416 - Theory of Numbers (3)
MATH 460 - History of Mathematics (3)
MATH 470 - Intermediate Analysis (3)

Students are encouraged to take CS 120 and PHYC 120.  PHYC 120 satisfies the TIER 1 natural science requirement in the University Core Curriculum.  All students will be required to take a comprehensive exam designated by the department.

Professional Education Sequence, 45 Hours

EDFO 420 - Social, Historical, and Philosophical Foundations of Education (3)
EDJH 385 - Principles of Teaching in the Middle School (3)
EDMU 205 - Introduction to Multicultural Education (3)
EDPS 251 - Human Growth and Development for Secondary Education (3)
EDPS 390 - Educational Psychology (3)
EDSE 320 - Read Div Sec Cont Class (3)
EDSE 380 - Principles of Teaching in the Secondary School (3)
MATH 150 - Introduction to Secondary Mathematics Education (3)
MATH 331 - Technology in the Teaching of Secondary Mathematics (3)
MATH 393 - Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the Middle School (3)
MATH 395 - Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the Secondary School (3)

Student Teaching (12)


For course descriptions and prerequisites, please see the Mathematical Sciences section of the current Undergraduate Course Catalog.

Mathematical Sciences
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Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

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