# Mathematics/Secondary School Mathematics Minor, Teacher Certification - Rock Studies

## Requirements for the Certification

Secondary teacher certification in some fields is earned through the master of education degree at Slippery Rock University. Students seeking secondary school teaching certification in mathematics must earn a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and contact the Department of Secondary Education/Foundations of Education concerning its graduate program in education. Information about this program, including prerequisites for admission, may be obtained from the secondary education/foundations of education office in 114 McKay Education Building.

## Program Learning Outcomes

- Students graduating with a degree in Mathematics will:
- Use mathematics knowledge to solve theoretical and applied problems.
- Apply rigorous deductive reasoning to prove mathematics results.
- Use technology to perform and interpret mathematics analyses.
- Communicate mathematics knowledge to both expert and non-technical audiences.
- Demonstrate professional integrity and accountability in the use and communication of mathematics

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## Curriculum Guide

### GPA Requirement

Major GPA: 2.0 or higher

Overall GPA: 2.0 or higher

### Summary*

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

Rock Studies Requirements | 45 | |

Other Basic Requirements | 0-3 | |

Computer Competency | 0-3 | |

Major Requirements | 60 | |

Natural Science & Math College-Wide Requirements | 12 | |

Electives | 14 |

**Rock Studies Requirements**

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

The Rock | ||

SUBJ 139 | University Seminar ^{1} | 3 |

ENGL 102 | Critical Writing | 3 |

ENGL 104 | Critical Reading | 3 |

MATH 225 | Calculus I | 4 |

Select one of the following: | 3 | |

Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice | ||

Ethics and Civil Discourse | ||

Civil Discourse and Democracy | ||

Subtotal | 16 | |

Integrated Inquiry | ||

Creative and Aesthetic Inquiry | ||

Select 3 Credits | 3 | |

Humanities Inquiry | ||

Select 3 Credits | 3 | |

Social Science Inquiry | ||

Select 3 Credits | 3 | |

Natural Sciences Inquiry | ||

CHEM 107 & CHEM 111 | General Chemistry I and General Chemistry I Lab | 4 |

Physical Sciences Inquiry | ||

PHYS 211 | General Physics I with Lab | 4 |

Subtotal | 17 | |

Thematic Thread | ||

Select 12 Credits ^{2} | 12 | |

Total Hours | 45 |

^{1} | Course offered in multiple subjects; cannot take course in first major subject. |

^{2} | From at least 3 categories; no more than 6 credits from one department; 6 credits must be 300-level or above. |

### Basic Math Requirement

Check with your adviser or a current degree audit report to see if you have been exempted from this course. The credit earned in this course will not be counted toward the 120 credit hour minimum needed to earn a degree.

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

Complete one of the following: | 0-3 | |

Meet required minimum SAT or ACT math score OR | ||

Beginning Algebra | ||

Total Hours | 0-3 |

### Computer Competency

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

Demonstrate "computer competency" by one of the following: | 0-3 | |

Pass Computer Competency Exam OR | ||

Select one of the following at SRU or another post-secondary institution: | ||

Introduction to Computing for Liberal Arts | ||

Computer Concepts | ||

Introduction to Computing and Programming | ||

Technology for Wellness | ||

Total Hours | 0-3 |

**Major Requirements**

- 30 major credits must be taken at SRU or PASSHE
- 30 major credits must be taken at the 300 level or above
- 12 math credits must be taken at the 300-400 level at SRU

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

Mathematics Core Courses | ||

MATH 131 | Discrete Mathematics ^{1,2} | 3 |

MATH 230 | Calculus II ^{1,2} | 4 |

MATH 235 | Foundations of Mathematical Proof ^{1,2} | 3 |

MATH 231 | Calculus III ^{1} | 4 |

MATH 301 | Differential Equations I ^{1} | 3 |

MATH 309 | Linear Algebra ^{1} | 3 |

MATH 313 | Introductory Analysis I ^{1} | 3 |

MATH 325 | Abstract Algebra I ^{1} | 3 |

STAT 352 | Mathematical Statistics I ^{1} | 3 |

MATH 491 | Mathematics Seminar ^{1} | 1 |

Subtotal | 30 | |

Required Electives | ||

Choose five additional courses required ^{3} | 15 | |

Subtotal | 15 | |

Mathematics Sequences | ||

Two sequences are required - credits earned from these courses will be applied to above requirements. | ||

Select one of the following: | 0 | |

Differential Equations I and Differential Equations II ^{1} | ||

Differential Equations I and Partial Differential Equations ^{1} | ||

Deterministic Models of Operations Research and Stochastic Models of Operations Research ^{1} | ||

Abstract Algebra I and Abstract Algebra II ^{1} | ||

Select one of the following: | 0 | |

Introductory Analysis I and Introductory Analysis II ^{1} | ||

Mathematical Statistics I and Mathematical Statistics II ^{1} | ||

Subtotal | 0 | |

Approved Minors | ||

Select at least one of the following minors: ^{4} | 15 | |

Actuarial Science | ||

Biology | ||

Chemistry | ||

Computing | ||

Environmental Science | ||

Geology | ||

Geophysics | ||

Meteorology | ||

Philosophy | ||

Physics | ||

Psychology | ||

Public Health | ||

Secondary School Mathematics | ||

Statistics | ||

Total Hours | 60 |

^{1} | Course counts for 50% of Major requirements and Major GPA |

^{2} | Minimum grade of C required to register for 300-400 level math |

^{3} | At most one at 200 level, other 300 level or above (except MATH 210, MATH 225, MATH 310) |

^{4} | Must compete at least 15 credits distinct from courses selected above (MATH 225 will not count as a distinct course). |

* | Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course. |

### Secondary School Mathematics Minor Requirements

- At least six credits must be 300-level or higher. At least nine credit hours of mathematics courses used for the minor must be taken at Slippery Rock University.
- BS-Mathematics majors must choose at least 15 credits distinct from those being counted toward major.

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

Required Mathematics Courses | ||

MATH 235 | Foundations of Mathematical Proof | 3 |

MATH 304 | Geometric Structures | 3 |

MATH 320 | Theory of Numbers | 3 |

SPED 121 | Overview of Special Education | 3 |

SEFE 338 | Standards-Based Instruction & Assessment in the Inclusionary Classroom | 3 |

Additional Courses | ||

Select three of the following: | 9 | |

Calculus II | ||

Calculus III | ||

Elementary Statistics II | ||

Introduction to Statistical Modeling | ||

Production and Utilization of Instructional Technology | ||

Middle Level Learning Theory | ||

Pre, Early, & Adolescent Development | ||

Middle Level Cognitive Development | ||

Teaching of Mathematics in the Middle School | ||

ELL Strategies and Practice | ||

Educational Measurements, Assessment and Evaluation | ||

History and Philosophy of Education | ||

Symbolic Logic | ||

Philosophy of Natural Science | ||

Total Hours | 24 |

* | Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course. |

**Natural Science and Math College-Wide Requirements**

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

CHEM 107 | General Chemistry I | 3 |

CHEM 111 | General Chemistry I Lab | 1 |

MATH 225 | Calculus I | 4 |

PHYS 211 | General Physics I with Lab | 4 |

Total Hours | 12 |

### Computer Programming Language

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

Competency in an approved Computer Programming Language is Required - See Advisor Approval | ||

CPSC |

### Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. *The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University*.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

MATHEMATICS w/ SECONDARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS MINOR - BS (6152 AND 52G)

This program is effective as of Fall 2019.

Revised 11-2019

UCC 10.15.2019