# Mathematics Education (BS): Statistics Specialization

The Mathematics Education: Statistics 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 statistics 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 two statistics 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. 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): Statistics Specialization: 120 Total Unit**

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Introduction to Computing | ||

E 115 | Introduction to Computing Environments | 1 |

or COS 100 | Science of Change | |

Select one of the following: ^{1} | 3 | |

Introduction to Computing-FORTRAN | ||

Introduction to Computing - Java | ||

Introduction to Scientific Programming (Math) | ||

English and Communication | ||

ENG 101 | Academic Writing and Research ^{2} | 4 |

COM 112 | Interpersonal Communication | 3 |

Mathematical Sciences | ||

MA 141 | Calculus I ^{1} | 4 |

MA 241 | Calculus II ^{1} | 4 |

MA 242 | Calculus III ^{1} | 4 |

MA 225 | Foundations of Advanced Mathematics ^{1} | 3 |

MA 405 | Introduction to Linear Algebra ^{1} | 3 |

MA 403 | Introduction to Modern Algebra ^{1} | 3 |

MA 408 | Foundations of Euclidean Geometry ^{1} | 3 |

MA 351 | Introduction to Discrete Mathematical Models ^{1} | 3 |

Statistics Specialization | ||

ST 311 | Introduction to Statistics ^{1} | 3 |

ST 312 | Introduction to Statistics II ^{1} | 3 |

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

ST 421 | Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I ^{1} | 3 |

ST 422 | Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II ^{1} | 3 |

Natural Sciences | ||

Natural Science Lab Course Elective ^{2} | 8 | |

GEP Natural Sciences ^{2} | 3 | |

Professional Education Requirements | ||

ED 100 | Intro to Education ^{1} | 2 |

EDP 304 | Educational Psychology ^{1} | 3 |

ELP 344 | School and Society ^{1} | 3 |

ECI 416 | Teaching Exceptional Students in the Mainstreamed Classroom ^{1} | 3 |

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

ED 204 | Introduction to Teaching in Today's Schools ^{1} | 2 |

ED 311 | Classroom Assessment Principles and Practices ^{1} | 2 |

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

EMS 480 | Teaching Mathematics with Technology ^{1} | 3 |

EMS 470 | Methods and Materials for Teaching Mathematics ^{1} | 3 |

EMS 471 | Student Teaching in Mathematics ^{1} | 10 |

EMS 472 | Teaching Mathematics Topics in Senior High School ^{1} | 3 |

EMS 490 | School Mathematics from an Advanced Perspective ^{1} | 3 |

EMS 495 | Senior Seminar in Mathematics and Science Education ^{1} | 2 |

General Education Program (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 | 5 | |

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

GEP Global Knowledge (verify requirement) | ||

Foreign Language Proficiency (verify requirement) | ||

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 higher is required. |

### Natural Science Lab Course Elective

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 |

## Semester Sequence

This is a sample.

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

Fall Semester | Hours | |

MA 141 | Calculus I ^{1} |
4 |

Science ^{2} |
4 | |

ENG 101 | Academic Writing and Research | 4 |

E 115 or COS 100 |
Introduction to Computing Environments or Science of Change |
1 |

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

Hours | 15 | |

Spring Semester | ||

MA 241 | Calculus II ^{1} |
4 |

Science ^{2} |
4 | |

COM 112 | Interpersonal Communication | 3 |

ST 311 | Introduction to Statistics ^{1} |
3 |

GEP Health and Exercise Studies | 1 | |

Hours | 15 | |

Second Year | ||

Fall Semester | ||

MA 242 | Calculus III ^{1} |
4 |

MA 225 | Foundations of Advanced Mathematics ^{1} |
3 |

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

ED 204 | Introduction to Teaching in Today's Schools ^{3} |
2 |

GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives | 2 | |

Introduction to Programming ^{1} |
3 | |

Introduction to Computing-FORTRAN | ||

Hours | 16 | |

Spring Semester | ||

MA 403 | Introduction to Modern Algebra ^{1} |
3 |

MA 405 | Introduction to Linear Algebra ^{1} |
3 |

GEP Humanities | 3 | |

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

ST 312 | Introduction to Statistics II ^{1} |
3 |

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

Hours | 16 | |

Third Year | ||

Fall Semester | ||

ST 421 | Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I ^{1} |
3 |

MA 351 | Introduction to Discrete Mathematical Models ^{1} |
3 |

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

GEP Humanities | 3 | |

GEP Health and Exercise Studies | 1 | |

Science ^{2} |
3 | |

Hours | 16 | |

Spring Semester | ||

ST 422 | Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II ^{1} |
3 |

MA 408 | Foundations of Euclidean Geometry ^{1} |
3 |

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

ED 311 | Classroom Assessment Principles and Practices ^{3} |
2 |

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

GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives | 3 | |

Hours | 15 | |

Fourth Year | ||

Fall Semester | ||

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

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

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

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

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

Hours | 15 | |

Spring Semester | ||

EMS 471 | Student Teaching in Mathematics | 10 |

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

Hours | 12 | |

Total Hours | 120 |

^{1} | At most one grade below a |

^{2} | At most one grade below a |

^{3} | A grade below a B- is not permitted. |