Program Information

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