Secondary Mathematics Education Program

Professional Standards Contract

**B**.**A./B.S. in Mathematics-Education Option**

The Education Option of the College of Science B.A. or B.S. Degree in Mathematics is intended to prepare students to be secondary school mathematics teachers. This option is administered by the * Secondary Mathematics Education Program. *Students who complete the Education Option will be certified by the Arizona Department of Education as having fulfilled a teacher preparation degree program.

The Education Option has two components, a set of courses in Mathematics and a set of courses in Teaching and Learning Mathematics in secondary schools. The courses in these two separate but related areas are listed below. The courses in Teaching and Learning Mathematics replace the requirement for the minor.

**General Requirements:**

- Overall 2.0 grade point average
- A minimum 2.5 grade point average in the lower division mathematics courses: MATH 122A and 122B, 129, 223
- Successful completion of coursework

** **__Courses in Mathematics __

**CSC 127A**: Intro. to Computer Science or **ISTA 130**: Computaional Thinking and Doing **MATH 122A and 122B** or **MATH 124** or **MATH 125** Calculus I**MATH 129** Calculus II**MATH 223** Vector Calculus**MATH 313** Introduction to Linear Algebra**MATH 355** Analysis of Ordinary Diff. Equations**MATH 361** Statistics for Teaching**MATH 330** Topics in Geometry

**MATH 315** Intro. to Number Theory and Modern Algebra**MATH 323** Formal Mathematical Reasoning and Writing**MATH 404** History of Mathematics**MATH 407** Synthesis of Mathematical Concepts

__Courses in Teaching and Learning Mathematics __

**MATH 205** Teaching Mathematics**EDP 301** Adolescent Development and Learning**TLS 435** Content Area Literacy in a Multicultural School**SERP 301B** Mainstreaming – Secondary**TLS 416** Structured English Immersion**MATH 406A** Curriculum and Assessment in Secondary School Mathematics**MATH 406B** Methods of Teaching Mathematics in Secondary Schools

**MATH 494C** Student Teaching

__Additional Coursework (or Exams) for Fulfilling AZ Certification Requirements __

U.S. and Arizona Constitutions (choose **ONE **option):

1. UA Coursework: Political Science 210 (3 units) (US & AZ Constitution)

2. Passing scores on the two AEPA AZ State examinations (U.S. and Arizona Constitutions)

3. Pima Community College Course: Political Science 210 (3 units) (U.S. and AZ Constitutions)

4. Other Community College equivalent courses