Mathematics Education (BS) and Mathematics (BS) (Double Major)

The double degree in Mathematics Education (BS) and Mathematics (BS) is one of two double 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 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. 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. They will be able to seek employment opportunities in education and make a positive difference in their communities. 

In addition, students earn a degree in Mathematics. Upper level mathematics electives help prepare students for a variety of math-related fields in addition to teaching at the secondary level and graduate study in mathematics or related fields. 

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

Computer Science 5
E 115Introduction to Computing Environments1
or COS 100 Science of Change
Introduction to Computing (Choose one): 13
Introduction to Computing-FORTRAN
Introduction to Computing - Java
Introduction to Scientific Programming (Math)
Communications
COM 112Interpersonal Communication3
Sciences 5
CH 101
CH 102
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
and General Chemistry Laboratory 2
4
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
Mathematics 5
MA 141Calculus I 14
MA 241Calculus II 14
MA 242Calculus III 14
MA 225Foundations of Advanced Mathematics 13
MA 341Applied Differential Equations I 13
or MA 351 Introduction to Discrete Mathematical Models
MA 405Introduction to Linear Algebra 13
MA 407Introduction to Modern Algebra for Mathematics Majors 13
MA 408Foundations of Euclidean Geometry 13
MA 421Introduction to Probability 13
MA 425Mathematical Analysis I 13
Math Electives 112
Statistics 4,53
Probability and Statistics for Engineers
Introduction to Statistical Inference and Regression
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II
Professional Education
ECI 416Teaching Exceptional Students in the Mainstreamed Classroom 13
ED 100Intro to Education 12
ED 204Introduction to Teaching in Today's Schools 12
ED 311Classroom Assessment Principles and Practices 12
ED 312Classroom Assessment Principles and Practices Professional Learning Lab 11
EDP 304Educational Psychology 13
ELP 344School and Society 13
EMS 204Introduction to Mathematics Education 32
EMS 480Teaching Mathematics with Technology 13
EMS 470Methods and Materials for Teaching Mathematics 13
EMS 471Student Teaching in Mathematics 112
EMS 472Teaching Mathematics Topics in Senior High School 13
EMS 490School Mathematics from an Advanced Perspective 13
EMS 495Senior Seminar in Mathematics and Science Education 13
General Education Program (GEP) Courses
ENG 101Academic Writing and Research 24
GEP Humanities6
GEP Health and Exercise Studies2
GEP Additional Breadth (Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts)3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives2
GEP U.S. Diversity (verify requirement)
GEP Global Knowledge (verify requirement)
Foreign Language Proficiency (verify requirement)
Total Hours129

Math Electives

Math Electives <400
MA 325Introduction to Applied Mathematics3
MA/LOG 335Symbolic Logic3
MA 341Applied Differential Equations I3
MA 351Introduction to Discrete Mathematical Models3
Math Electives >400
MA 401Applied Differential Equations II3
MA 402Mathematics of Scientific Computing3
MA 405Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MA 407Introduction to Modern Algebra for Mathematics Majors3
MA 408Foundations of Euclidean Geometry3
MA 410Theory of Numbers3
MA 412Long-Term Actuarial Models3
MA 413Short-Term Actuarial Models3
MA 416Introduction to Combinatorics3
MA 421Introduction to Probability3
MA 425Mathematical Analysis I3
MA 426Mathematical Analysis II3
MA 427Introduction to Numerical Analysis I3
MA 428Introduction to Numerical Analysis II3
MA 430Mathematical Models in the Physical Sciences3
MA 432Mathematical Models in Life Sciences3
MA 437Applications of Algebra3
MA 440Game Theory3
MA 444Problem Solving Strategies for Competitions1
MA 450Methods of Applied Mathematics I3
MA 451Methods of Applied Mathematics II3
MA 491Reading in Honors Mathematics1-6
MA 493Special Topics in Mathematics1-6
MA 494Major Paper in Math1
MA 499Independent Research in Mathematics1-6
MA 501Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists I3
MA 502Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists II3
MA 504Introduction to Mathematical Programming3
MA 505Linear Programming3
MA 512Advanced Calculus3
MA 513Introduction To Complex Variables3
MA 515Analysis I3
MA 518Geometry of Curves and Surfaces3
MA 520Linear Algebra3
MA 521Abstract Algebra I3
MA 522Computer Algebra3
MA 523Linear Transformations and Matrix Theory3
MA 524Combinatorics I3
MA 526Mathematical Analysis II3
MA 531Dynamic Systems and Multivariable Control I3
MA 532Ordinary Differential Equations I3
MA 534Introduction To Partial Differential Equations3
MA 537Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos3
MA 540Uncertainty Quantification for Physical and Biological Models3
MA 544Computer Experiments In Mathematical Probability3
MA 546Probability and Stochastic Processes I3
MA 547Stochastic Calculus for Finance3
MA 548Monte Carlo Methods for Financial Math3
MA 549Financial Risk Analysis3
MA 551Introduction to Topology3
MA 555Introduction to Manifold Theory3
MA 561Set Theory and Foundations Of Mathematics3
MA 565Graph Theory3
MA 573Mathematical Modeling of Physical and Biological Processes I3
MA 574Mathematical Modeling of Physical and Biological Processes II3
MA 583Introduction to Parallel Computing3
MA 584Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations--Finite Difference Methods3
MA 587Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations--Finite Element Method3
MA 591Special Topics1-6

Semester Sequence

This is a sample.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
MA 141 Calculus I 1 4
CH 101
CH 102
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
and General Chemistry Laboratory 2
4
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research 4
E 115
Introduction to Computing Environments
or Science of Change
1
ED 100 Intro to Education 4 2
 Hours15
Spring Semester
MA 241 Calculus II 1 4
PY 205
PY 206
Physics for Engineers and Scientists I 2
or University Physics I and University Physics II
4
Introduction to Programming 3 3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
COM 112 Interpersonal Communication 3
 Hours15
Second Year
Fall Semester
MA 242 Calculus III 1 4
MA 225 Foundations of Advanced Mathematics 1 3
PY 208
PY 209
Physics for Engineers and Scientists II
and Physics for Engineers and Scientists II Laboratory 2
4
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives 2
GEP Humanities 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
MA 341
Applied Differential Equations I 1
or Introduction to Discrete Mathematical Models
3
MA 405 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3 3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
EMS 204 Introduction to Mathematics Education 4 2
ED 204 Introduction to Teaching in Today's Schools 4 2
GEP Additional Breadth (Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts) 3
EDP 304 Educational Psychology 4 3
 Hours17
Third Year
Fall Semester
MA 407 Introduction to Modern Algebra for Mathematics Majors 3 3
MA 408 Foundations of Euclidean Geometry 3 3
ELP 344 School and Society 4 3
ED 311 Classroom Assessment Principles and Practices 4 2
ED 312 Classroom Assessment Principles and Practices Professional Learning Lab 4 1
ST Elective 8 2
ECI 305 Equity and Education 3
 Hours17
Spring Semester
MA 425 Mathematical Analysis I 3 3
Math Elective 1, 3 3
Math Elective 1, 3 3
EMS 472 Teaching Mathematics Topics in Senior High School 4 3
EMS 480 Teaching Mathematics with Technology 4 3
MA 421 Introduction to Probability 3 3
 Hours18
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
MA 426
Mathematical Analysis II (Or other MA elective) 1, 3
or Advanced Calculus
3
Math Elective 1, 3 3
EMS 490 School Mathematics from an Advanced Perspective 4 3
ECI 416 Teaching Exceptional Students in the Mainstreamed Classroom 4 3
EMS 470 Methods and Materials for Teaching Mathematics 3
GEP Humanities 3
 Hours18
Spring Semester
EMS 471 Student Teaching in Mathematics 4 10
EMS 495 Senior Seminar in Mathematics and Science Education 4 2
 Hours12
 Total Hours128

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