The department of mathematics offers a B.S. degree in mathematics with a focus on mathematics education and a STEM Teach minor. This is a degree designed for students interested in pursuing teaching and teaching-related careers. Below are the math and education requirements for the track as of Fall 2016. Feel free to ask any of the math department faculty about pursuing mathematics education.

B.S. STEM Teach Mathematics Education | ||||

Core Courses (21 hours) | ||||

Course No | Course | Credit Hrs | Prerequisite | Semester Offered |

MATH 1496 | Calculus I | 4 | C or better in MATH 1390 and MATH 1392; or C or better in MATH 1580; or equivalent |
Fall, Spring, & Summer |

MATH 1497 | Calculus II | 4 | C or better in MATH 1496. | Fall, Spring, & Summer |

MATH 2335 | Transition to Advanced Math | 3 | MATH 1497 | Fall & Spring |

MATH 2471 | Calculus III | 4 | C or better in MATH 1497 | Fall, Spring, & Summer |

MATH 3320 | Linear Algebra [Upper Core : I] |
3 | MATH 1497 or MATH 2330 | Fall, Spring, & Summer |

MATH 4371 | Intro to Probability [Upper Core : R] |
3 | MATH 1497 | Fall |

Required Courses (12 hours) | ||||

MATH 2441 | Mathematical Computation | 4 | MATH 1497 | Fall |

MATH 3360 | Introduction to Rings and Fields | 3 | MATH 2335 | Fall |

MATH 3370 | Math in the Secondary Schools | 3 | Admission to Secondary Teacher Education or the intent to register for MATH 4301 in the subsequent semester | Spring |

MATH 4301 | Secondary Math Methods [Upper Core : C] |
3 | MATH 2471 and MATH 3370 | Fall |

MATH 4313 | Functions and Modeling | 3 | Fall | |

MATH 4345 | College Geometry | 3 | MATH 1496 | Spring |

MATH 2330 or MATH 3354 |
Discrete Structures I – Concepts of Discrete Mathematics |
3 | CSCI 1470 and MATH 1491 or MATH 1496 – MATH 1390 or consent of instructor |
Fall – Spring |

MATH 4372 or MATH 3311 |
Introduction to Statistical Inference – Statistical Methods |
3 | MATH 4371 and MATH 2441 – MATH 2441 or (equivalent and consent of instructor) |
Spring – Spring |

MATH X3XX | Upper Division Math Elective | 3 | ||

STEM Teach Minor | ||||

EDUC 1100 | Inquiry Approaches to Teaching | 1 | Fall & Spring | |

EDUC 1101 | Inquiry Based Lesson Design | 1 | EDUC 1100 | Fall & Spring |

EDUC 1301 | Knowing and Learning | 3 | EDUC 1100 | Fall & Spring |

EDUC 2301 | Classroom Interactions | 3 | EDUC 1301 OR or consent of instructor | Fall & Spring |

EDUC 3300 | Project-Based Instruction | 3 | Consent of instructor and admission to teacher ed program | Fall & Spring |

STEM 3305 | Perspectives on Mathematics & Science | 3 | EDUC 1301 or consent of instructor | Fall & Spring |

STEM 3310 | Research Methods in Mathematics & Science | 3 | EDUC 1301 or consent of instructor | Fall & Spring |

STEM 4305 | Apprentice Teaching Seminar | 3 | Completion of all other courses Co-requisite: 4600 Apprentice Teaching |
Fall & Spring |

STEM 4600 | Apprentice Teaching | 6 | Completion of all other courses Co-requisite: 4305 Apprentice Teaching Seminar |
Fall & Spring |

Other Requirements | ||||

• Must complete 120 semester hours including 38 hours of General Education. • GPA of 2.50 or better in each of the major and minor fields • Must have 40 hours of upper level (3000 or 4000) courses. • Praxis II content exams must be passed before enrolling in STEM 4600. • At least 15 hours of the major must be earned in residence. • Completion of all university requirements including the UCA Core. |

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## Faculty in Mathematics Education

The faculty in the mathematics department have a wide variety of interests. Those that have an expressed interest in mathematics education are: