Mathematics Education (BS): Mathematics Specialization
The Mathematics Education: Mathematics 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 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 choose from a range of mathematics 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
502J Poe Hall
919.515.1754
cpedging@ncsu.edu
Plan Requirements
Code | Title | Hours | Counts towards |
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Orientation Course | |||
ED 100 | Intro to Education ^{1} | 2 | |
Computer Science | |||
E 115 | Introduction to Computing Environments | 1 | |
or COS 100 | Science of Change | ||
Introductory Programming (Choose one): ^{1} | 3 | ||
Introduction to Computing-FORTRAN | |||
Introduction to Computing - Java | |||
Introduction to Scientific Programming (Math) | |||
Communication | |||
COM 112 | Interpersonal Communication | 3 | |
Mathematical Sciences ^{4} | |||
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 351 | Introduction to Discrete Mathematical Models ^{1} | 3 | |
or MA 341 | Applied Differential Equations I | ||
MA 403 | Introduction to Modern Algebra ^{1} | 3 | |
MA 405 | Introduction to Linear Algebra ^{1} | 3 | |
MA 408 | Foundations of Euclidean Geometry ^{1} | 3 | |
Math Electives | 9 | ||
Statistics ^{4} | |||
ST 307 | Introduction to Statistical Programming- SAS | 1 | |
ST 311 | Introduction to Statistics | 3 | |
ST 312 | Introduction to Statistics II | 3 | |
Natural Sciences | |||
Natural Science Lab Course ^{2} | 8 | ||
GEP Natural Sciences ^{2} | 3 | ||
Professional Education | |||
EMS 204 | Introduction to Mathematics Education ^{3} | 2 | |
ED 204 | Introduction to Teaching in Today's Schools ^{1} | 2 | |
EDP 304 | Educational Psychology ^{1} | 3 | |
ELP 344 | School and Society ^{1} | 3 | |
ECI 305 | Equity and Education ^{1} | 3 | |
EMS 480 | Teaching Mathematics with Technology ^{1} | 3 | |
ED 311 | Classroom Assessment Principles and Practices ^{1} | 2 | |
ED 312 | Classroom Assessment Principles and Practices Professional Learning Lab ^{1} | 1 | |
EMS 472 | Teaching Mathematics Topics in Senior High School ^{1} | 3 | |
EMS 470 | Methods and Materials for Teaching Mathematics ^{1} | 3 | |
EMS 471 | Student Teaching in Mathematics ^{1} | 10 | |
EMS 490 | School Mathematics from an Advanced Perspective ^{1} | 3 | |
EMS 495 | Senior Seminar in Mathematics and Science Education ^{1} | 2 | |
ECI 416 | Teaching Exceptional Students in the Mainstreamed Classroom ^{1} | 3 | |
GEP Courses | |||
ENG 101 | Academic Writing and Research ^{2} | 4 | |
GEP Humanities | 6 | ||
GEP Health and Exercise Studies | 2 | ||
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives | 2 | ||
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.
- ^{ 4 }
At most one grade below a C is permitted in required and elective math, statistics, and computer science courses
Natural Sciences Lab Course Electives
Code | Title | Hours | Counts towards |
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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 |
Math Electives
Code | Title | Hours | Counts towards |
---|---|---|---|
MA 105 | Mathematics of Finance | 3 | |
or MA 114 | Introduction to Finite Mathematics with Applications | ||
MA 325 | Introduction to Applied Mathematics | 3 | |
MA 335 | Symbolic Logic | 3 | |
MA 341 | Applied Differential Equations I | 3 | |
MA 402 | Mathematics of Scientific Computing | 3 | |
MA 410 | Theory of Numbers | 3 | |
MA 421 | Introduction to Probability | 3 | |
MA 425 | Mathematical Analysis I | 3 | |
MA 427 | Introduction to Numerical Analysis I | 3 | |
MA 430 | Mathematical Models in the Physical Sciences | 3 | |
MA 432 | Mathematical Models in Life Sciences | 3 | |
MA 437 | Applications of Algebra | 3 | |
LOG 435 | Advanced Logic & Metamathematics | 3 |
Semester Sequence
This is a sample.
First Year | ||
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Fall Semester | Hours | |
MA 141 | Calculus I ^{2} | 4 |
Science ^{1} | 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 ^{2} | 4 |
Science ^{1} | 4 | |
ST 311 | Introduction to Statistics ^{2} | 3 |
GEP Humanities | 3 | |
GEP Health and Exercise Studies | 1 | |
Hours | 15 | |
Second Year | ||
Fall Semester | ||
MA 242 | Calculus III ^{2} | 4 |
Intro to Programming ^{2} | 3 | |
MA 351 | Introduction to Discrete Mathematical Models ^{2} | 3 |
EMS 204 | Introduction to Mathematics Education ^{3} | 2 |
ED 204 | Introduction to Teaching in Today's Schools ^{3} | 2 |
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives | 2-3 | |
Hours | 16 | |
Spring Semester | ||
MA 225 | Foundations of Advanced Mathematics ^{2} | 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 |
COM 112 | Interpersonal Communication | 3 |
Science ^{1} | 3 | |
Hours | 16 | |
Third Year | ||
Fall Semester | ||
MA 405 | Introduction to Linear Algebra ^{2} | 3 |
MA 403 | Introduction to Modern Algebra ^{2} | 3 |
ELP 344 | School and Society ^{3} | 3 |
EDP 304 | Educational Psychology ^{3} | 3 |
ED 311 | Classroom Assessment Principles and Practices ^{3} | 2 |
ED 312 | Classroom Assessment Principles and Practices Professional Learning Lab ^{3} | 1 |
GEP Health and Exercise Studies | 1 | |
Hours | 16 | |
Spring Semester | ||
EMS 472 | Teaching Mathematics Topics in Senior High School ^{3} | 3 |
EMS 480 | Teaching Mathematics with Technology ^{3} | 3 |
Math Elective ^{2} | 6 | |
ECI 416 | Teaching Exceptional Students in the Mainstreamed Classroom ^{3} | 3 |
Hours | 15 | |
Fourth Year | ||
Fall Semester | ||
Math Elective ^{2} | 3 | |
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 | |
Hours | 15 | |
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 |
- ^{ 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.