Eight-Semester Plan for B.S.Ed. in Mathematics - starting on odd year

Major Program Guide For: B.S. in Mathematics or B.S.Ed. in Secondary Mathematics
Concentration: Mathematics Education
Suggested Course Sequence

For Students beginning in Fall of an ODD Year

  • Total Hours for Degree: 120
  • This sequence assumes that students begin in Calculus I in an odd-numbered year.
  • Students may finish earlier if they attend summer school at WCU or another approved institution.
Freshman Year
Fall
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
First-Year Seminar 19X 3 ENGL 101 Writing and Rhetoric 3
MATH 153 Calculus I 4 COMM 201 Foundations of Communication 3
Liberal Studies 3 MATH 255 Calculus II 4
Liberal Studies 3 Liberal Studies 3
Liberal Studies 3 Liberal Studies 3

If a student is not beginning in Calculus I, see the department for a revised course sequence. This course sequence supposes that the first year begins Fall of an odd year.

Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
EDCI 201 Teacher Leadership in a Diverse Society 3 ENGL 202 Writing and Critical Inquiry 3
MATH 250 Intro to Logic & Proof 3 MATH

340

Intro to Scientific Computing 3
MATH 256 Calculus III 4 MATH

400

History of Math 3
MATH 270 Stat. Methods 3 Liberal Studies 3
Liberal Studies 3 Liberal Studies 3

Students should apply for admission to Teacher Education after completing EDCI 201.

Upper Level Perspective (ULP): An approved Upper Level Liberal Studies Perspectives course is required in one of the Liberal Studies Perspectives categories.

Junior Year
Fall
Spring
Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
PSY 323

Psychology Applied to Learning and Teaching

3 SPED 339

Designing Classrooms in Responsive Learning Communities

3
MATH 362 Linear Algebra I 3 MATH 361 Intro to Abstract Algebra 3
MATH 411 Foundations in Geometry 3 MATH 310 Discrete Structures 3
MATH Elective 3 MATH 414 Introduction to Secondary Mathematics Teaching Methods 3
Liberal Studies 3 MATH Elective 3

In the first semester of the senior year, students should apply for graduation.

Upper Level Perspective (ULP): An approved Upper Level Liberal Studies Perspectives course is required in one of the Liberal Studies Perspectives categories.

Senior Year
Fall
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
MATH 300 Problem Solving 3 EDSE 490 or 485 Supervised Student Teaching or Internship II 6
MATH 415

Secondary Mathematics Teaching Methods

3 EDSE 495 Seminar 3
MATH 479 Capstone 2 MATH 491 Student Teaching Math 3
EDSE or General Elective 484 Internship I 1-3
General Elective 4-6

NOTES:

  • Total Hours for Degree: 120
  • This sequence requires that students begin in Calculus I.
  • Students may finish earlier if they attend summer school at WCU or another approved institution.
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