B.S.Ed. Mathematics Education Degree Plan

GENERAL EDUCATION

Courses that are required are in bold type.

Courses that are recommended are in italics.

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION HOURS - 40

REQUIRED CORE COURSES - 31-35

Written Communication - 6

  • ENGL 1113 English Composition I
  • ENGL 1213 English Composition II

Mathematics - 0

Waived due to major requirement

U. S. History - 3

Select one course.

  • HIST 1043 U.S. History to 1877
  • HIST 1053 U.S. History since 1877

American Government - 3

  • POLSC 1103 American Government & Politics

Science - 7-8

Select one course from Life Science and one course from Physical Science. One Science course must be a lab science.

Life Science - 3-4

  • BIOL 1004 Biological Concepts w/Lab
  • BIOL 1054 Principles of Biology I w/Lab
  • BIOL 1013 Current Issues in Biology

Physical Science - 3-4

  • ASTRO 1904 Astronomy
  • CHEM 1004 General Chemistry w/Lab
  • GEOL 1934 Physical Geology w/Lab
  • SCI 1513 Conc of Phy. Science (may also take w/lab)
  • SCI 1501 Concepts of Phy. Science Lab
  • PHY 1044 Basic Physics I
  • PHY 1063 General Physics or a higher numbered chemistry or physics course

Humanities - 6

  • HUM 1103 Introduction to Humanities OR HIST 1033 World History

AND one of the following:

  • ART 1223 Art Survey
  • COMM 1263 Introduction to Theatre
  • LIT 2333 Introduction to Film
  • LIT 2413 Introduction to Literature
  • MUSIC 1013 Introduction to Music I
  • MUSIC 1103 Music and Culture
  • PHILO 1453 Introduction to Philosophy

Human, Cultural, & Social Diversity - 3-4

  • COMM 1313 Introduction to Public Speaking

Computer Proficiency - 0-3

Students must demonstrate computer proficiency (high school Computer Science course, SWOSU computer proficiency exam, or COMSC 1023 Computer & Info Access).

GE electives (from at least two different categories) - 40

  • PSYCH 1003 General Psychology

Mathematics Education Major

Required Courses - 26-27

  • MATH 1513 College Algebra AND MATH 1613 College Trigonometry OR MATH 1715 College Algebra & Trigonometry
  • MATH 1834 Calculus I
  • MATH 2834 Calculus II
  • MATH 3653 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 3713 College Geometry
  • MATH 3834 Calculus III
  • MATH 4653 Modern Algebra

Electives in Math (Chosen from 3000-4000 level courses) - 6

MATH 4933 may NOT count as MATH elective.

Computer Application/Computer Science - 3

  • MATH 3533 Tech and Programming in Mathematics

Statistics - 3

  • MATH 3413 Statistical Methods I OR MATH 3433 Statistics I

Professional Education Requirements - 36

Certificate/Foundations Courses

  • †EDPSY 3433 Adolescent Psychology
  •  EDUC 2113 Foundations of Education
  •  †SPCED 3132 Exceptional Children

Foreign Language Proficiency (Required)

Pre-Professional Semester

  • EDPSY 3653 Educational Psychology (Sec)
  • LIBED 3423 Media & Technology
  • MATH 4101 Mathematics Capstone Course
  • MATH 4933 Teaching Secondary Math
  • SECED 4813 Educational Tests & Meas (Sec)
  • SECED 4823 Principles of Teaching Secondary

Professional Semester

  • EDUC 3321 Multicultural/Special Populations
  • EDUC 4021 Contemp Issues in Education
  • EDUC 4041 Classroom Management
  • SECED 4865 Student Teaching in the Sec School
  • SECED 4965 Student Teaching in the Sec School

Electives to bring total to 120 - 5-6

TOTAL HOURS - 120

†    SDE Guidelines and Procedures Handbook for Certification, page 3, and OK Regents for Higher Education Rule 11-2-24 state that courses classified as professional teacher education must be acquired from a four-year accredited program.

REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO GRADUATION

Minimum credit hours for graduation - 120

Minimum credit hours in the liberal arts & sciences - 80

Minimum credit hours (3000/4000 courses) in major completed at SWOSU - 8

Minimum credit hours at SWOSU (15 of the last 30) - 30

Minimum Grade Point Average in Mathematics coursework - 2.50

Minimum Grade Point Average in all coursework - 2.50

Students should work closely with their advisor to ensure that they take mathematics courses in the appropriate sequence. For example, taking a 1000 level mathematics course after successfully completing Calculus I is usually not recommended. Deviations from the appropriate sequence require departmental approval

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. Michael M. Dougherty, Chair

Department of Mathematics

Phone: (580) 774-3057

E-mail: math@swosu.edu