# 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

Code | Title | Hours | Counts towards |
---|---|---|---|

Orientation Course | |||

ED 100 | Intro to Education ^{2} | 2 | |

Statistics | |||

ST 311 | Introduction to Statistics ^{2} | 3 | |

ST 312 | Introduction to Statistics II ^{2} | 3 | |

ST 307 | Introduction to Statistical Programming- SAS ^{2} | 1 | |

Mathematics | |||

MA 141 | Calculus I ^{2} | 4 | |

MA 241 | Calculus II ^{2} | 4 | |

MA 242 | Calculus III ^{2} | 4 | |

MA 225 | Foundations of Advanced Mathematics ^{2} | 3 | |

MA 403 | Introduction to Modern Algebra ^{2} | 3 | |

MA 405 | Introduction to Linear Algebra ^{2} | 3 | |

MA 408 | Foundations of Euclidean Geometry ^{2} | 3 | |

Computer Science | |||

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} | 4 | |

CSC 226 | Discrete Mathematics for Computer Scientists ^{2} | 3 | |

Sciences | |||

Lab-Based Course ^{1} | 8 | ||

GEP Natural Sciences ^{1} | 3 | ||

Communication | |||

COM 112 | Interpersonal Communication | 3 | |

Professional Education | |||

EMS 204 | Introduction to Mathematics Education ^{3} | 2 | |

ED 204 | Introduction to Teaching in Today's Schools ^{2} | 2 | |

EDP 304 | Educational Psychology ^{2} | 3 | |

ELP 344 | School and Society ^{2} | 3 | |

ECI 305 | Equity and Education | 3 | |

EMS 480 | Teaching Mathematics with Technology ^{2} | 3 | |

ED 311 | Classroom Assessment Principles and Practices ^{2} | 2 | |

ED 312 | Classroom Assessment Principles and Practices Professional Learning Lab ^{2} | 1 | |

EMS 472 | Teaching Mathematics Topics in Senior High School ^{2} | 3 | |

EMS 470 | Methods and Materials for Teaching Mathematics ^{2} | 3 | |

EMS 471 | Student Teaching in Mathematics ^{2} | 10 | |

EMS 495 | Senior Seminar in Mathematics and Science Education ^{2} | 2 | |

EMS 490 | School Mathematics from an Advanced Perspective ^{2} | 3 | |

ECI 416 | Teaching Exceptional Students in the Mainstreamed Classroom ^{2} | 3 | |

GEP Courses | |||

ENG 101 | Academic Writing and Research ^{1} | 4 | |

GEP Humanities | 6 | ||

GEP Health and Exercise Studies | 2 | ||

GEP Additional Breadth (Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts) | 3 | ||

GEP U.S. Diversity (verify requirement) | |||

GEP Global Knowledge (verify requirement) | |||

Foreign Language Proficiency (verify requirement) | |||

Free Electives | |||

Free Electives ^{4} | 1 | ||

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. |

### Lab-Based Science Courses

Code | Title | Hours | Counts towards |
---|---|---|---|

Chemistry Sequence | |||

CH 101 & CH 102 | Chemistry - A Molecular Science and General Chemistry Laboratory | 4 | |

CH 201 & CH 202 | Chemistry - A Quantitative Science and Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory | 4 | |

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 & PY 206 | Physics for Engineers and Scientists I and Physics for Engineers and Scientists I Laboratory | 4 | |

PY 208 & PY 209 | Physics for Engineers and Scientists II and Physics for Engineers and Scientists II Laboratory | 4 | |

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 |

## Semester Sequence

This is a sample.

First Year | ||
---|---|---|

Fall Semester | Hours | |

MA 141 | Calculus I ^{2} | 4 |

CSC 110 | Computer Science Principles - The Beauty and Joy of Computing ^{2} | 3 |

ENG 101 | Academic Writing and Research | 4 |

E 115 | Introduction to Computing Environments ^{2} | 1 |

ED 100 | Intro to Education ^{3} | 2 |

GEP Health and Exercise Studies | 1 | |

Hours | 15 | |

Spring Semester | ||

MA 241 | Calculus II ^{2} | 4 |

Science ^{1} | 4 | |

CSC 116 | Introduction to Computing - Java ^{2} | 3 |

COM 112 | Interpersonal Communication | 3 |

GEP Health and Exercise Studies | 1 | |

Hours | 15 | |

Second Year | ||

Fall Semester | ||

MA 242 | Calculus III ^{2} | 4 |

ST 311 | Introduction to Statistics ^{2} | 3 |

EMS 204 | Introduction to Mathematics Education ^{3} | 2 |

ED 204 | Introduction to Teaching in Today's Schools | 2 |

Science ^{1} | 4 | |

GEP Humanities Requirement | 3 | |

Hours | 18 | |

Spring Semester | ||

CSC 216 | Software Development Fundamentals ^{2} | 3 |

CSC 217 | Software Development Fundamentals Lab ^{2} | 1 |

CSC 226 | Discrete Mathematics for Computer Scientists ^{2} | 3 |

MA 225 | Foundations of Advanced Mathematics ^{3} | 3 |

ST 312 | Introduction to Statistics II ^{2} | 3 |

ST 307 | Introduction to Statistical Programming- SAS ^{2} | 1 |

ECI 305 | Equity and Education ^{3} | 3 |

Hours | 17 | |

Third Year | ||

Fall Semester | ||

MA 405 | Introduction to Linear Algebra ^{3} | 3 |

MA 403 | Introduction to Modern Algebra ^{3} | 3 |

ED 311 | Classroom Assessment Principles and Practices | 2 |

ED 312 | Classroom Assessment Principles and Practices Professional Learning Lab ^{3} | 1 |

ELP 344 | School and Society | 3 |

EDP 304 | Educational Psychology ^{3} | 3 |

Hours | 15 | |

Spring Semester | ||

EMS 472 | Teaching Mathematics Topics in Senior High School ^{3} | 3 |

EMS 480 | Teaching Mathematics with Technology ^{3} | 3 |

ECI 416 | Teaching Exceptional Students in the Mainstreamed Classroom ^{3} | 3 |

GEP Natural Sciences | 3 | |

GEP Additional Breadth (Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts) | 3 | |

Hours | 15 | |

Fourth Year | ||

Fall Semester | ||

MA 408 | Foundations of Euclidean Geometry ^{2} | 3 |

EMS 490 | School Mathematics from an Advanced Perspective ^{3} | 3 |

EMS 470 | Methods and Materials for Teaching Mathematics ^{3} | 3 |

GEP Humanities | 3 | |

Free Elective | 1 | |

Hours | 13 | |

Spring Semester | ||

EMS 471 | Student Teaching in Mathematics ^{3} | 10 |

EMS 495 | Senior Seminar in Mathematics and Science Education ^{3} | 2 |

Hours | 12 | |

Total Hours | 120 |

**Major/Program Footnotes:**

^{1} | At most one grade below a C- is permitted in the courses satisfying the science requirement. |

^{2} | At most one grade below a C is permitted in the mathematics, statistics, and computer science courses. |

^{3} | 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. |