Mathematics B.A. - Mathematics Education

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Bachelor of Arts - Mathematics; Mathematics Education Concentration

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 67-68

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Note:

  1. The number of degree specific credits required is significantly higher if one also counts the additional course work required by the Teacher Education Program.

  2. Note that the Teacher Education Program requires in addition an overall cumulative GPA of at least 2.75.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.

Summary

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Mathematical Sciences Courses Required for the Mathematics Education Concentration

41-42

Core Courses

Elective Course

Mathematics Teaching Methods Course

Student Teaching Requirement for the Mathematics Education Concentration

14

Science Requirement for the Mathematics Education Concentration

12

Secondary Teaching Licensure

Total Hours

67-68


Mathematical Sciences Courses Required for the Mathematics Education Concentration

Rule: The courses in this category must be completed with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75.

Core Courses

Note:

  1. Residency Requirement: At least 4 of the upper-division courses in this category must be taken at UM Missoula (only 3 if the Elective Course is an upper-division course taken at UM-Missoula).

  2. Note that taking M 429 satisfies the Advanced College Writing Requirement for this degree.

  3. STAT 451 can be substituted for STAT 341, if STAT 451 is not selected as the elective course.

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

M 171

Calculus I

4

or M 181

Honors Calculus I

M 172

Calculus II

4

or M 182

Honors Calculus II

M 221

Introduction to Linear Algebra

4

M 301

Teaching Mathematics with Technology

3

M 307

Introduction to Abstract Mathematics

3

M 326

Number Theory

3

M 429

History of Mathematics

3

M 431

Abstract Algebra I

4

M 439

Euclidean and NonEuclidean Geometry

3

STAT 341

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

3

or STAT 451

Statistical Methods I

Total Hours

34

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Elective Course

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3-4

M 273

Multivariable Calculus

M 311

Ordinary Differential Equations and Systems

M 325

Discrete Mathematics

M 361

Discrete Optimization

M 362

Linear Optimization

M 381

Advanced Calculus I

M 412

Partial Differential Equations

M 414

Deterministic Models

M 432

Abstract Algebra II

M 440

Numerical Analysis

M 445

Statistical, Dynamical, and Computational Modeling

M 461

Data Science Analytics

M 462

Theoretical Basics of Big Data Analytics and Real Time Computation Algorithms

M 472

Introduction to Complex Analysis

M 473

Introduction to Real Analysis

M 485

Graph Theory

STAT 421

Probability Theory

STAT 422

Mathematical Statistics

STAT 451

Statistical Methods I

STAT 452

Statistical Methods II

Total Hours

3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Mathematics Teaching Methods Course

Note: The course number EDU 497 covers many different teaching methods courses. The section of EDU 497 entitled "Methods: 5 - 12 Mathematics" is required for the Mathematics Education concentration.

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

EDU 497

Teaching and Assessing

4

Total Hours

4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Student Teaching Requirement for the Mathematics Education Concentration

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

14

EDU 495

Student Teaching

Total Hours

14

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Science Requirement for the Mathematics Education Concentration

Rule: Complete 12 credits in at most two areas selected from astronomy (ASTR), biology (BIO*), chemistry (CHMY), computer science (CSCI, except CSCI TR*), economics (ECNS), forestry (FORS, WILD), geosciences (GEO), management information systems (BMIS), and physics (PHSX).

Note:

  1. Students completing a teaching minor (in another subject) or a second major are exempt from this requirement.

  2. Transfer courses listed on the transcript as CSCI TR* may include course work in other areas such as Computer Applications (CAPP) and therefore do not count towards this requirement unless a student successfully petitions the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach mathematics, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department.