Mathematics Education (BS): Computer Specialization
The Mathematics Education: Computer Specialization (BS) degree is one of four undergraduate degree options in the Mathematics Education program in the Department of STEM Education.
This degree program prepares teacher-leaders to have a deep understanding of the mathematics and computer science they will teach and knowledge about different pedagogical strategies they can apply in the classroom. Students take five courses focused on mathematics education, beginning in their sophomore year and take five computer science courses in lieu of math electives. Our professional courses in the junior and senior year offer relevant pedagogical experiences, emphasize teaching mathematics with technology, and provide rich field experiences in math classrooms. Graduates are recommended for an initial North Carolina teaching license in mathematics grades 9-12 and are also poised to teach computer science courses at the secondary level. They will be able to seek employment opportunities in education and make a positive difference in their communities.
Students in this program also have the opportunity to participate in:
- Undergraduate research
- Kappa student chapter of the NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and other high impact experiences such as Passport to Success, SAY Village, and study abroad
- Tutoring in local schools
For more information about this program, visit our website.
Program Coordinator:
Dr. Cyndi Edgington
Email: cpedging@ncsu.edu
502J Poe Hall
919-515-1754
Plan Requirements
Mathematics Education (BS): Computer Specialization: 120 Total Units
Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|
English and Communication | ||
ENG 101 | Academic Writing and Research ^{1} | 4 |
COM 112 | Interpersonal Communication | 3 |
Mathematical Sciences | ||
MA 141 | Calculus I ^{2} | 4 |
MA 241 | Calculus II ^{2} | 4 |
MA 242 | Calculus III ^{2} | 4 |
MA 405 | Introduction to Linear Algebra ^{2} | 3 |
MA 403 | Introduction to Modern Algebra ^{2} | 3 |
MA 408 | Foundations of Euclidean Geometry ^{2} | 3 |
ST 311 | Introduction to Statistics ^{2} | 3 |
ST 312 | Introduction to Statistics II ^{2} | 3 |
ST 307 | Introduction to Statistical Programming- SAS ^{2} | 1 |
Computer Science Specialization | ||
E 115 | Introduction to Computing Environments | 1 |
CSC 110 | Computer Science Principles - The Beauty and Joy of Computing ^{2} | 3 |
CSC 116 | Introduction to Computing - Java ^{2} | 3 |
CSC 216 | Software Development Fundamentals ^{2} | 3 |
CSC 226 | Discrete Mathematics for Computer Scientists ^{2} | 3 |
CSC 316 | Data Structures and Algorithms ^{2} | 3 |
Natural Sciences | ||
Natural Science Lab Course Elective ^{1} | 8 | |
GEP Natural Sciences ^{1} | 3 | |
Professional Education | ||
ED 100 | Intro to Education ^{2} | 2 |
EDP 304 | Educational Psychology ^{2} | 3 |
ELP 344 | School and Society ^{2} | 3 |
ECI 416 | Teaching Exceptional Students in the Mainstreamed Classroom ^{2} | 3 |
EMS 204 | Introduction to Mathematics Education ^{3} | 2 |
ED 204 | Introduction to Teaching in Today's Schools ^{2} | 2 |
ED 311 | Classroom Assessment Principles and Practices ^{2} | 2 |
ED 312 | Classroom Assessment Principles and Practices Professional Learning Lab ^{2} | 1 |
EMS 480 | Teaching Mathematics with Technology ^{2} | 3 |
EMS 470 | Methods and Materials for Teaching Mathematics ^{2} | 3 |
EMS 471 | Student Teaching in Mathematics ^{2} | 10 |
EMS 472 | Teaching Mathematics Topics in Senior High School ^{2} | 3 |
EMS 490 | School Mathematics from an Advanced Perspective ^{2} | 3 |
EMS 495 | Senior Seminar in Mathematics and Science Education ^{2} | 2 |
GEP Courses | ||
GEP Humanities | 6 | |
GEP Health and Exercise Studies | 2 | |
GEP Additional Breadth (Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts) | 3 | |
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives | 2 | |
GEP U.S. Diversity (verify requirement) | ||
GEP Global Knowledge (verify requirement) | ||
Foreign Language Proficiency (verify requirement) | ||
Free Electives | ||
Free Electives ^{4} | 3 | |
Total Hours | 120 |
^{1} | A grade of C- or higher is required. |
^{2} | A grade of C or higher is required. |
^{3} | A grade of B- or better is required. |
^{4} | Students should consult their academic advisors to determine which courses fill this requirement. |
Natural Sciences Lab Course Electives
Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|
Chemistry Sequence | ||
CH 101 | Chemistry - A Molecular Science | 3 |
CH 102 | General Chemistry Laboratory | 1 |
CH 201 | Chemistry - A Quantitative Science | 3 |
CH 202 | Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory | 1 |
Biology Sequence | ||
BIO 181 | Introductory Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity | 4 |
BIO 183 | Introductory Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology | 4 |
Physics Sequence A | ||
PY 205 | Physics for Engineers and Scientists I | 3 |
PY 206 | Physics for Engineers and Scientists I Laboratory | 1 |
PY 208 | Physics for Engineers and Scientists II | 3 |
PY 209 | Physics for Engineers and Scientists II Laboratory | 1 |
Physics Sequence B | ||
PY 201 | University Physics I | 4 |
PY 202 | University Physics II | 4 |
Physics Sequence C | ||
PY 211 | College Physics I | 4 |
PY 212 | College Physics II | 4 |
Major Field of Study Requirements
Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|
Mathematical Sciences | ||
Statistics: | ||
ST 311 | Introduction to Statistics | 3 |
ST 312 | Introduction to Statistics II | 3 |
ST 307 | Introduction to Statistical Programming- SAS | 1 |
Mathematics: | ||
MA 141 | Calculus I | 4 |
MA 241 | Calculus II | 4 |
MA 242 | Calculus III | 4 |
MA 225 | Foundations of Advanced Mathematics | 3 |
MA 403 | Introduction to Modern Algebra | 3 |
MA 405 | Introduction to Linear Algebra | 3 |
MA 408 | Foundations of Euclidean Geometry | 3 |
Computer Science: | ||
E115 | ||
CSC 110 | Computer Science Principles - The Beauty and Joy of Computing | 3 |
CSC 116 | Introduction to Computing - Java | 3 |
CSC 216 | Software Development Fundamentals | 3 |
CSC 226 | Discrete Mathematics for Computer Scientists | 3 |
Sciences: | ||
(To satisfy the science requirement, a sequence of two lab-based science courses must be taken. The third science may be selected from the GEP list of approved science courses) Choose from CH 101/102 and CH 201/202 OR BIO 181 and BIO 183 OR PY 201 and PY 202 OR PY 204 and PY 208 OR PY 211 and PY 212 Science elective | ||
Communication: | ||
COM 112 | Interpersonal Communication | 3 |
Professional Education: | ||
EMS 204 | Introduction to Mathematics Education | 2 |
ED 204 | Introduction to Teaching in Today's Schools | 2 |
EDP 304 | Educational Psychology | 3 |
ELP 344 | School and Society | 3 |
ECI 305 | Equity and Education | 3 |
EMS 480 | Teaching Mathematics with Technology | 3 |
ED 311 | Classroom Assessment Principles and Practices | 2 |
ED 312 | Classroom Assessment Principles and Practices Professional Learning Lab | 1 |
EMS 472 | Teaching Mathematics Topics in Senior High School | 3 |
EMS 470 | Methods and Materials for Teaching Mathematics | 3 |
EMS 471 | Student Teaching in Mathematics | 1-12 |
EMS 495 | Senior Seminar in Mathematics and Science Education | 1-3 |
EMS 490 | School Mathematics from an Advanced Perspective | 3 |
ECI 416 | Teaching Exceptional Students in the Mainstreamed Classroom | 3 |
Semester Sequence
This is a sample.
First Year | ||
---|---|---|
Fall Semester | Hours | |
MA 141 | Calculus I ^{A, 3} | 4 |
CSC 110 | Computer Science Principles - The Beauty and Joy of Computing ^{3, G} | 3 |
ENG 101 | Academic Writing and Research | 4 |
E 115 | Introduction to Computing Environments ^{3} | 1 |
ED 100 | Intro to Education ^{4} | 2 |
GEP Health and Exercise Studies ^{E} | 1 | |
Hours | 15 | |
Spring Semester | ||
MA 241 | Calculus II ^{A, 3} | 4 |
Science ^{1, B, 2} | 4 | |
CSC 116 | Introduction to Computing - Java ^{3} | 3 |
COM 112 | Interpersonal Communication | 3 |
GEP Health and Exercise Studies ^{E} | 1 | |
Hours | 15 | |
Second Year | ||
Fall Semester | ||
MA 242 | Calculus III ^{3} | 4 |
ST 311 | Introduction to Statistics ^{3} | 3 |
EMS 204 | Introduction to Mathematics Education ^{4} | 2 |
ED 204 | Introduction to Teaching in Today's Schools ^{5} | 2 |
Science ^{1, B, 2} | 4 | |
GEP Humanities Requirement ^{C, I, J} | 3 | |
Hours | 18 | |
Spring Semester | ||
CSC 216 | Software Development Fundamentals ^{3} | 3 |
CSC 217 | Software Development Fundamentals Lab ^{3} | 1 |
CSC 226 | Discrete Mathematics for Computer Scientists ^{3} | 3 |
MA 225 | Foundations of Advanced Mathematics ^{4} | 3 |
ST 312 | Introduction to Statistics II ^{3} | 3 |
ST 307 | Introduction to Statistical Programming- SAS ^{3} | 1 |
ECI 305 | Equity and Education ^{4, G} | 3 |
Hours | 17 | |
Third Year | ||
Fall Semester | ||
MA 405 | Introduction to Linear Algebra ^{4} | 3 |
MA 403 | Introduction to Modern Algebra ^{4} | 3 |
ED 311 | Classroom Assessment Principles and Practices | 2 |
ED 312 | Classroom Assessment Principles and Practices Professional Learning Lab ^{4} | 1 |
ELP 344 | School and Society | 3 |
EDP 304 | Educational Psychology ^{D, 4} | 3 |
Hours | 15 | |
Spring Semester | ||
EMS 472 | Teaching Mathematics Topics in Senior High School ^{4} | 3 |
EMS 480 | Teaching Mathematics with Technology ^{4} | 3 |
ECI 416 | Teaching Exceptional Students in the Mainstreamed Classroom ^{4} | 3 |
Science ^{1, B, 7} | 3 | |
GEP Additional Breadth (Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts) ^{F, I, J} | 3 | |
Hours | 15 | |
Fourth Year | ||
Fall Semester | ||
MA 408 | Foundations of Euclidean Geometry ^{3} | 3 |
EMS 490 | School Mathematics from an Advanced Perspective ^{4} | 3 |
EMS 470 | Methods and Materials for Teaching Mathematics ^{4} | 3 |
GEP Humanities Requirement ^{C, I, J} | 3 | |
Free Elective | 1 | |
^{C, I, J} | 3 | |
Hours | 16 | |
Spring Semester | ||
EMS 471 | Student Teaching in Mathematics ^{4} | 10 |
EMS 495 | Senior Seminar in Mathematics and Science Education ^{4} | 2 |
Hours | 12 | |
Total Hours | 123 |
Major/Program Footnotes:
^{1} | To satisfy the science requirement a sequence of two lab-based science courses (CH 101/CH 102 and CH 201/CH 202, or BIO 181 and BIO 183, or PY 205 and PY 208, or PY 201 and PY 202, or PY 211 and PY 212) must be taken. The third science may be selected from the GEP list of approved science courses. |
^{2} | At most one grade below a C- is permitted in the courses satisfying the science requirement. |
^{3} | At most one grade below a C is permitted in the mathematics, statistics, and computer science courses. |
^{4} | A grade below a B- is not permitted in EMS 204. A grade below a C is not permitted in all other EMS, EDP, ECI, ELP, and ED courses. |
*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes:
A | Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix) |
B | Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab) Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: CH 101/102 and CH 201/202; or BIO 181/183; or PY 201/202 or PY 205/208 or PY 211/212 |
C | Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes) |
D | Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes) |
E | Physical Education/Healthy Living (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course) |
F | Additional Breadth - (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists) |
G | Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours) Major/College course requirements satisfies 3 credit hours of this requirement. Remaining hours must be chosen from the University Approved GEP course list for the category: ECI 305 |
H | Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better ) |
The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements: | |
I | U.S. Diversity (USD) |
J | Global Knowledge (GK) |
K | Foreign Language proficiency - Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation. |