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College of Education


Department of Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology Education


Richard R. Eakins, Interim Chairperson, Flanagan 342

BS in Mathematics, Secondary Education

Credit toward a mathematics major will not be given in any MATH course with a grade less than C. 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: (Note: These degree requirements are subject to change beginning Fall 2010 pending NC State Board of Education approval of revised licensure program requirements. Students should consult their departmental advisor for specific program information.)

  1. Foundations curriculum plus special requirements for licensure (See Section 4, Foundations Curriculum Requirements for all Baccalaureate Degree Programs), including those listed below - 42 s.h.
    PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    PSYC 3206. Developmental Psychology (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
    Choose a history course (FC:SO)
    Choose a literature course (FC:HU)
  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) (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 2172)
    MATH 5322. Foundations of Mathematics (3) (WI) (P: MATH 3233, 3263; or equivalent)
  3. Professional courses - 25 s.h.
    EDUC 3200. Introduction to 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) (P: Admission to upper division) or PSYC 4305. Educational Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (P: PSYC 2201 or 3240 or 3206 or 3240 or equivalent)
    MATE 2123. Early Experiences for the Prospective Teacher (1) (F,S) (P: MATH 2171)
    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. Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom (2) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division; 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: (Note: These degree requirements are subject to change beginning Fall 2010 pending NC State Board of Education approval of revised licensure program requirements. Students should consult their departmental advisor for specific program information.)

  1. Foundations curriculum and special requirements for certification (See Section 4, Foundations Curriculum Requirements for all Baccalaureate Degree programs), 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)
    CHEM 1150, 1151. General Chemistry and Laboratory I (3,1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P: Chemistry placement test or passing grade in CHEM 0150; P/C: MATH 1065)
    MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test)
    PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    PSYC 3206. Developmental Psychology (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
    Choose a history course (FC:SO)
    Choose a literature course (FC:HU)
  2. Common core - 38-39 s.h.
    BIOL 1200, 1201. Principles of Biology and Laboratory II (3,1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P/C for 1201: BIOL 1200)
    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)
    GEOL 1500. Dynamic Earth (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC)
    GEOL 1501. Dynamic Earth Laboratory (1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (C: GEOL 1500)
    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 2360)
    SCIE 3323. Introduction to Teaching in the High School Science Classroom (3) (S) (P: SCIE 2123)
    SCIE 3350, 3351. Descriptive Astronomy (4,0) (S) or SCIE 3360, 3361. Physical Meteorology (4,0) (S) (P: CHEM 1150; MATH 1085; PHYS 1250, 1260)
    SCIE 3602. Investigations in Physical and Earth Science (4) (F,S,SS)
    SCIE 3604. Investigations in Life and Environmental Science (4) (F,S,SS)
    SCIE 4323. The Teaching of Science in High School (3) (WI) (F) (P: Admission to upper division)
    Choose 5-6 s.h. mathematics from one area as follows:
    Biology and Earth Science:
    MATH 1085. Pre-Calculus Mathematics (5) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: MATH 1065 with a minimum grade of C)
    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) and MATH 2122. Calculus for the Life Sciences II (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 2121)
    Chemistry and Physics:
    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)
  3. Teaching area concentration (Choose one from the following.) - 20-23 s.h.
    Biology (20 s.h.):
    BIOL 2100, 2101. Basic Laboratory Methods for Biotechnology (3,0) (F,SS) Formerly BIOL 3100, 3101. 1 lecture and 4 lab hours per week. P for 2110: 7 s.h. in CHEM; RP for 2110; BIOL 1050, 1051 or 1100, 1101.
    BIOL 2110, 2111. Fundamentals of Microbiology (4,0) (F,S) (P: 4 s.h. in BIOL; 8 s.h. in CHEM)
    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: 2 BIOL courses)
    PHYS 1250, 1260. General Physics (3,3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P for 1250: MATH 1065 or 1066; P for 1260: PHYS 1250)
    Chemistry (23 s.h.):
    CHEM 2250, 2251. Quantitative and Instrumental Analysis (3,2) (WI) (F,S) (P: CHEM 1160, 1161; 1 organic CHEM course)
    CHEM 2750. Organic Chemistry I (3) (F,S,SS) (P: CHEM 1160, 1161; C: CHEM 2753)
    CHEM 3450. Elementary Inorganic Chemistry (3) (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) (P: CHEM 1160, 1161; MATH 2122 or 2172; PHYS 1260)
    PHYS 1250, 1260. General Physics (3,3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P for 1250: MATH 1065 or 1066; P for 1260: PHYS 1250)
    Earth Science (22 s.h.):
    GEOL 1550. Oceanography (4) (S) (FC:SC)
    GEOL 1600. Earth and Life Through Time (4) (S) (FC:SC)
    GEOL 1700. Environmental Geology (4) (F,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.
    PHYS 1250, 1260. General Physics (3,3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P for 1250: MATH 1065 or 1066; P for 1260: PHYS 1250)
    Physics (20 s.h.):
    PHYS 2350, 2360. University Physics (4,4) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (C: MATH 2121 or 2171; P for PHYS 2360: PHYS 2350)
    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)
  4. Professional studies - 24-25 s.h.
    EDTC 4001. Technology in Education (2) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division)
    EDUC 3200. Introduction to 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) 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 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. Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom (2) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division; 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: Chemistry placement test or passing grade in CHEM 0150; P/C: MATH 1065)
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)