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College of Education


Department of Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology Education


Susan Ganter, Chair, 342-A Flanagan Building

BS in Mathematics, Secondary Education

Credit toward a mathematics major will not be given in any MATH course with a grade less than C (2.0). See Section 8, Academic Programs, College of Education, Licensure, for NC teacher licensure requirements. Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum plus special requirements for licensure (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum.) including those listed below - 42 s.h.
    PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
  2. Core - 36 s.h.
    MATE 2700. Applications in Statistics and Probability (3) (S) (P: MATH 1065 or equivalent)
    MATE 2800. Discrete Mathematics: Explorations and Applications (3) (F) (P: MATH 1065 or equivalent)
    MATE 3300. Geometry for High School Teachers (3) (F) P: MATH 2171.
    MATH 2171, 2172, 2173. Calculus I, II, III (4,4,4) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P for 2171: minimum grade of C in any of MATH 1083, 1085, or 2122; P for 2172: MATH 2171 with a minimum grade of C or 2122 with consent of instructor; P for 2173: MATH 2172 with a minimum grade of C)
    MATH 2300. Transition to Advanced Mathematics (3) (WI) (P: MATH 2171)
    MATH 3256. Linear Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 2172)
    MATH 3263. Introduction to Modern Algebra (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 2300, 3256)
    MATH 3301. Foundations of Geometry (3) (F) (P: MATH 2300)
    MATH 3307. Mathematical Statistics I (3) (F,S) (P: MATH 2152 or MATH 2172)
    MATH 5322. Foundations of Mathematics (3) (WI) (P: MATH 3233, 3263; or equivalent)
  3. Professional courses - 28 s.h.
    Council for Teacher Education approved diversity course
    EDUC 3200. Foundations of American Education (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (P: Early experience course or consent of instructor)
    EDUC 4400. Foundations of School Learning, Motivation, and Assessment (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division; C: Senior I semester) or PSYC 4305. Educational Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (P: PSYC 2201 or 2240 or 3206 or 3240 or equivalent)
    MATE 4001. Technology in Secondary Mathematics Education (3) (F) (P: Admission to upper division; MATE or MATH 2700, 2800; C: MATE 4323)
    MATE 4324. Internship in Mathematics (10) (S) (P: Admission to upper division; MATE 4323; C: MATE 4325; READ 3990)
    MATE 4325. Internship Seminar: Issues in Mathematics Education (1) (S) (P: Admission to upper division; MATE 4323; C: MATH 4324)
    READ 3990. Teaching Reading in the Content Areas in the Secondary School (2) (F,S,SS)
    SPED 4010. Effective Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms (2) (F,S) (RP: SPED 2000)
  4. Specialty Area - 6 s.h.
    MATE 3523. Teaching Topics in High School Mathematics (3) (S) (P: MATE 2123)
    MATE 4323. The Teaching of Mathematics in High School (3) (F) (P: Admission to upper division; MATE 2123)
  5. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.

BS in Science Education

The science education degree prepares and develops professionals in science education by offering classroom instruction and research opportunities in programs for students whose career goals are teaching science in the elementary, middle, and secondary schools, and in higher education. Undergraduate areas of preparation include the methods and processes of teaching the biological, physical, and earth sciences. Minimum degree requirement is 128 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum and special requirements for certification (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum) including those listed below - 42 s.h.
    BIOL 1100, 1101. Principles of Biology and Laboratory I (3,1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P/C for 1101: BIOL 1100)
    GEOL 1500. Dynamic Earth (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC)
    GEOL 1501. Dynamic Earth Laboratory (1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (C: GEOL 1500)
    MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on math placement test or math section of the SAT/ACT)
    PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    Council for Teacher Education Approved Diversity Course
    Choose a literature course (FC:HU)
  2. Teaching area concentration (Choose one from the following.) - 55 s.h.
    Biology
    BIOL 1200, 1201. Principles of Biology and Laboratory II (3,1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P/C for 1201: BIOL 1200)
    BIOL 2100, 2101. Basic Laboratory Methods for Biotechnology (3,0) (F,SS) (FC:SC) (Formerly BIOL 3100, 3101) (P: BIOL 1100, 1101; MATH 1065; CHEM 1020, 1021 or 1120, 1121 or 1150, 1151)
    BIOL 2110, 2111. Fundamentals of Microbiology and Laboratory (3,1) (F,S) (FC:SC) (P: for 2110: CHEM 1120, 1130 or CHEM 1150, 1160; RP for 2110: BIOL 1050, 1051 or 1100, 1101; P/C for 2111: BIOL 2110)
    BIOL 2130. Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy (4) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P: BIOL 1050, 1051; or 1100, 1101) and BIOL 2131. Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy Laboratory (1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P/C: BIOL 2130) or BIOL 4050, 4051. Comparative Anatomy (4,0) (F) (P: 6 s.h. in BIOL)
    BIOL 2250. Ecology (3) (F,S,SS) (P: BIOL 1100, 1101, 1200, 1201)
    BIOL 2251. Ecology Laboratory (1) (F,S,SS) (P: BIOL 1100, 1101, 1200, 1201; C: BIOL 2250)
    BIOL 2300. Principles of Genetics (3) (F,S,SS) (P: BIOL 1100, 1200)
    BIOL 3230, 3231. Field Botany (4,0) (F,S,SS) (P: 3 s.h. of general BIOL with a lab) or BIOL 3150. Plant Biology (3) (S) (P: 2000-level BIOL course or consent of instructor)
    BIOL 3310, 3311. Cellular Physiology (4,0) (F,S,SS) (P: Organic chemistry or biochemistry course)
    BIOL 3620. Biological Evolution (3) (F) (P: MATH 1065 or equivalent; BIOL 2300 or consent of instructor)
    CHEM 1120. Introduction to Chemistry for the Allied Health Sciences (3,0) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC)
    CHEM 1121. Basic General, Organic, and Biochemistry Laboratory I (1) (F,S) (FC:SC) (C: CHEM 1120)
    CHEM 1130. Organic and Biochemistry for the Allied Health Sciences (4,0) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P: CHEM 1120)
    MATH 2121. Calculus for the Life Sciences I (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: MATH 1065 or 1077 with a minimum grade of C)
    MATH 2122. Calculus for the Life Sciences II (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 2121)
    PHYS 1250, 1260. General Physics (3,3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P for 1250: MATH 1065 or 1066; P for 1260: PHYS 1250)
    PHYS 1251. General Physics Laboratory (1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (C for 1251: PHYS 1250 or 2350)
    SCIE 3604. Investigations in Life and Environmental Science (4) (F,S,SS)
    Chemistry
    BIOL 1200, 1201. Principles of Biology and Laboratory II (3,1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P/C for 1201: BIOL 1200)
    CHEM 1150, 1151. General Chemistry and Laboratory I (3,1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P/C: MATH 1065; C for 1150: CHEM 1151; C for 1151: CHEM 1150)
    CHEM 1160, 1161. General Chemistry and Laboratory II (3,1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P: CHEM 1150, 1151; C for 1160: CHEM 1161; C for 1161: CHEM 1160; RC: MATH 1083 or 1085)
    CHEM 2250, 2251. Quantitative and Instrumental Analysis (3,2) (WI) (F,S) (P: CHEM 1160, 1161; CHEM 2650 or 2750)
    CHEM 2750. Organic Chemistry I (3) (F,S,SS) (P: CHEM 1160, 1161; C: CHEM 2753)
    CHEM 2753. Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1) (F,S,SS) (C: CHEM 2750)
    CHEM 2760. Organic Chemistry II (3) (F,S,SS) (P: CHEM 2750; C: CHEM 2763)
    CHEM 2763. Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1) (F,S,SS) (P: CHEM 2750, 2753; C: CHEM 2760)
    CHEM 3450. Elementary Inorganic Chemistry (3) (F,S) (P: CHEM 2250, 2251; C: CHEM 3451)
    CHEM 3451. Elementary Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1) (WI) (F,S) (P: CHEM 2250, 2251; C: CHEM 3450 or 5550)
    CHEM 3850, 3851. Introduction to Physical Chemistry (4,1) (WI) (F,S) (P: CHEM 1160, 1161; MATH 2122 or 2172; PHYS 1260)
    MATH 2171. Calculus I (4) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Minimum grade of C in any of MATH 1083, 1085, or 2122)
    MATH 2172. Calculus II (4) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: MATH 2171 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 2122 with consent of instructor)
    PHYS 1250, 1260. General Physics (3,3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P for 1250: MATH 1065 or 1066; P for 1260: PHYS 1250)
    SCIE 3350, 3351. Descriptive Astronomy (4,0) (S) or SCIE 3360, 3361. Physical Meteorology (4,0) (S)
    SCIE 3602. Investigations in Physical and Earth Science (4) (F,S,SS)
    Earth Science
    BIOL 1200. Principles of Biology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P/C for 1201: BIOL 1200)
    CHEM 1150, 1151. General Chemistry and Laboratory I (3,1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P/C: MATH 1065; C for 1150: CHEM 1151; C for 1151: CHEM 1150)
    CHEM 1160. General Chemistry (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P: CHEM 1150, 1151; C for 1160: CHEM 1161; C for 1161: CHEM 1160; RC: MATH 1083 or 1085)
    GEOL 1550. Oceanography (4) (S) (FC:SC) GEOL 1700. Environmental Geology (4) (F,S) (FC:SC)
    GEOL 1600. Earth and Life Through Time (4) (S) (FC:SC)
    GEOL 3050, 3051. Mineralogy and Petrology I (4,0) (F) (P: A 1000-level GEOL course) 3 lecture and 3 lab hours per week.
    GEOL 3200. Introduction to Field Methods (2,0) (P: GEOL 1600)
    GEOL 3250, 3251, Geomorphology (3,0) (F-OY) (P: GEOL 1600)
    GEOL Elective over 3000 (3)
    MATH 2121. Calculus for the Life Sciences I (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: MATH 1065 or 1077 with a minimum grade of C)
    MATH 2122. Calculus for the Life Sciences II (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 2121)
    PHYS 1250, 1260. General Physics (3,3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P for 1250: MATH 1065 or 1066; P for 1260: PHYS 1250)
    PHYS 1251. General Physics Laboratory (1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (C for 1251: PHYS 1250 or 2350)
    SCIE 3350, 3351. Descriptive Astronomy (4,0) (S)
    SCIE 3360, 3361. Physical Meteorology (4,0) (S)
    SCIE 3602. Investigations in Physical and Earth Science (4) (F,S,SS)
    Physics
    BIOL 1200, 1201. Principles of Biology and Laboratory II (3,1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P/C for 1201: BIOL 1200)
    CHEM 1150, 1151. General Chemistry and Laboratory I (3,1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P/C: MATH 1065; C for 1150: CHEM 1151; C for 1151: CHEM 1150)
    CHEM 1160, 1161. General Chemistry and Laboratory II (3,1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P: CHEM 1150, 1151; C for 1160: CHEM 1161; C for 1161: CHEM 1160; RC: MATH 1083 or 1085)
    MATH 2171. Calculus I (4) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Minimum grade of C in any of MATH 1083, 1085, or 2122)
    MATH 2172. Calculus II (4) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: MATH 2171 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 2122 with consent of instructor)
    PHYS 1251, 1261. General Physics Laboratory (1,1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (C for 1251: PHYS 1250 or 2350; C for 1261: 1260 or 2360)
    PHYS 2350, 2360. University Physics (4,4) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P for 2350: MATH 2121, 2151, 2171; P for PHYS 2360: PHYS 2350)
    PHYS 3716. Advanced Physics Laboratory (1) P: Consent of instructor and dept chair.
    PHYS 4120. Thermodynamics (3) (S-OY) (P: PHYS 2360)
    PHYS 4310. Modern Optics (3) (F-EY) (P: PHYS 2360)
    PHYS 4416. Modern Physics I (3) (F) (P: PHYS 2360)
    PHYS 4417. Modern Physics II (3) (S) (P: PHYS 4416)
    SCIE 3350, 3351. Descriptive Astronomy (4,0) (S)
    SCIE 3360, 3361. Physical Meteorology (4,0) (S)
    SCIE 3602. Investigations in Physical and Earth Science (4) (F,S,SS)
  3. Specialty Area - 6 s.h.
    SCIE 3323. Introduction to Teaching in the High School Science Classroom (3) (S) (P: SCIE 2123)
    SCIE 4323. The Teaching of Science in High School (3) (WI) (F) (P: Admission to upper division)
  4. Professional studies - 24-25 s.h.
    EDUC 3200. Foundations of American Education (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (P: Early experience course or consent of instructor)
    EDUC 4400. Foundations of School Learning, Motivation, and Assessment (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division; C: Senior I semester) or PSYC 4305. Educational Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (P: PSYC 2201 or 2240 or 3206 or 3240 or equivalent)
    READ 3990. Teaching Reading in the Content Areas in the Secondary School (2) (F,S,SS) or READ 5317. Reading in the Junior and Senior High School (3)
    SCIE 2123. Early Experiences for the Prospective Teacher (1) (F,S)
    SCIE 4030. Technology in Science Teaching (3) (F) (P: Admission to upper division; SCIE 3323)
    SCIE 4324. Internship in Science Education (10) (S) (P: Admission to upper division; SCIE 4323; C: SCIE 4325)
    SCIE 4325. Internship Seminar: Issues in Science Education (1) (S) (P: Admission to upper division; C: SCIE 4324)
    SPED 4010. Effective Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms (2) (F,S) (RP: SPED 2000)
  5. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.

Science Minor

Minimum requirement for the science minor is 24 s.h. of credit as follows:

BIOL 1100, 1101. Principles of Biology and Laboratory I (3,1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P/C for 1101: BIOL 1100)
BIOL 1200, 1201. Principles of Biology and Laboratory II (3,1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P/C for 1201: BIOL 1200)
CHEM 1150, 1151. General Chemistry and Laboratory I (3,1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P/C: MATH 1065; C for 1150: CHEM 1151; C for 1151: CHEM 1150)
CHEM 1160, 1161. General Chemistry and Laboratory I (3,1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P: CHEM 1150, 1151; C for 1160: CHEM 1161; C for 1161: CHEM 1160; RC: MATH 1083 or 1085)
PHYS 1250, 1260. General Physics (3,3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P for 1250: MATH 1065 or 1066; P for 1260: PHYS 1250)
PHYS 1251, 1261. General Physics Laboratory (1,1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (C for 1251: PHYS 1250 or 2350; C for 1261: PHYS 1260 or 2260)