Undergraduate Degree: STEM Teach Pure Math

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The department of mathematics offers a B.S. degree in pure mathematics with 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 Pure Mathematics
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 (21 hours)
MATH 3331 Ordinary Differential Equations I
[Upper Core : C]
3 MATH 1497 Fall, Spring
MATH 3360 Introduction to Rings and Fields 3 MATH 2335 Fall
MATH 3362 Introduction to Group Theory 3 MATH 2335 or Consent of Instructor Spring
MATH 4313 Functions and Modeling 3 Fall
MATH 4345 College Geometry 3 MATH 1496 Spring
MATH 4362 Advanced Calculus I
[Upper Core: Z]
3 MATH 2471 Fall
 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
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
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.

Version 8/23/16

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: