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W.C. Morris Building, Room 222

Warrensburg, MO 64093

P:660-543-4930 F:660-543-8013

Dr. Xiaodong Yue, Department Chair

** 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 |
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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 **