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Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

W.C. Morris Building, Room 222
Warrensburg, MO 64093
P:660-543-4930 F:660-543-8013
Dr. Xiaodong Yue, Department Chair





Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

BSE in Mathematics

Certification to teach mathematics in grades 9 - 12

A graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Mathematics will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of major mathematical concepts, algorithms, procedures, connections, and applications within and among mathematical domains.
  • Demonstrate the mathematical practices of problem solving, reasoning and proof, modeling, attending to precision, identifying elements of structure, generalizing, communicating, and making connections.
  • Apply knowledge of curriculum standards for mathematics and their relationship to student learning within and across mathematical domains.
  • Exhibit in-depth knowledge of adolescent development and behavior and use this knowledge to plan and create sequential learning opportunities grounded in mathematics education research.
  • Provide instruction that supports the continual development of a productive disposition toward mathematics, conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, strategic competence, and application of major mathematics concepts.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and recognize that learning is often collaborative.
  • Demonstrate a broad experiential base of knowledge, skills, effective approaches to mathematics teaching and learning and professional behaviors.

Required Courses for the major - 37.5 credit hours

Course
Title
Credit
Math 1151 Calculus I
5
Math 1152 Calculus II
5
Math 1850 Orientation Seminar
0.5
Math 2221 Foundations of Geometry
3
Math 2410 Discrete Mathematics
3
Math 3710    Linear Algebra
3
Math 3850 Strategies in Teaching Secondary Mathematics
3
Math 4710   Algebraic Structures
3
Math 4851   Prob. & Stat. for Mid/HS Math
3
Math 4861   Adv. Perspectives on HS Math
3
CS 1100 Computer Programming I  
3
ICAP 4233 The Scientific, Historical, and Sociological Impact of Mathematics
3

Required University Studies - 42 credit hours
Course
Title
Credit
HIST 1350 or HIST 1351 Div. II B 
3
POLS 1510 Div. II B 
3
PSY 4230 Div. III
3


PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
- 28 credit hours

FREE ELECTIVES - 12.5 credit hours

MINIMUM TOTAL - 120 credit hours