This degree track is designed to meet the needs of individuals interested in teaching mathematics at the middle-school level and to increase the number of middle-school teachers with a strong mathematics background.
Note: Colorado does not grant licensure for the middle-school grades separate from high school, and furthermore defines the term “highly qualified” (used in the No Child Left Behind Act) as 24 credits in a content area. This degree track exceeds the 24 credit “highly qualified” definition; it follows the suggestions set forth by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) for prospective middle-school teachers (grades 6-8) and provides appropriate background for someone to meet the Colorado Model Content Standards for mathematics at the middle-school level. However, the coursework in this degree track does NOT provide sufficient background in several areas as described in the guidelines set forth by the MAA for preparing high school teachers (grades 9-12), nor does it meet the requirements for secondary licensure (mathematics) in all states (i.e., a traditional B.A. degree in mathematics). In summary, this degree track is designed to meet the needs of middle school teachers, provides adequate preparation for a high school teacher in a rural environment, and exceeds the 24 credit hours of content benchmark set by the state for secondary licensure in a content area.
Completion of requirements for a bachelor’s degree, including general education requirements, 120 credits of acceptable coursework, and at least 42 upper-division credits.
- A minimum of 120 academic (non-PE) semester hours of credit.
- At least 42 academic credits must be upper division (300- to 400-level).
- A cumulative scholastic average of 2.0.
- General education courses must be completed with an average GPA of at least 2.0.
- All general education, major, minor, area of concentration, or teacher licensure requirements must be satisfied.
- All students must demonstrate writing proficiency by the end of the sophomore year.
- No D grade may apply to a major or minor field.
Completion of the secondary teacher licensure requirements.
Bachelor of Arts with Secondary Education Licensure
ED 340: Methods/Teaching Math-Sec (3 hours)
Completion of the following required courses:
- MATH 120: Calculus I GT-MA1 (5 hours)
- MATH 121: Calculus II GT-MA1 (5 hours)
- MATH 150: Librl Arts Mathematics GT-MA1 (3 hours)
- MATH 205: Intro to Statistical Methods (3 hours)
- MATH 250: Intro to Mathematical Thought (3 hours)
- MATH 331: Modern Geometry (3 hours)
- MATH 335: History of Mathematics (3 hours)
- MATH 471: Senior Capstone I (1 hours)
- MATH 472: Senior Capstone II (1 hours)
Plus a minimum of six credits selected from the following list, of which not more than three credits can be a computer programming course:
- CSCI 101: Introduction to Programming (3 hours)
- CSCI 205: Computer Science I (5 hours)
- MATH 140: Geometry Using Technology (3 hours)
- CSCI 202: Progrmg/Science/Math/Enginrg (3 hours)
- MATH 220: Multivariable Calculus (4 hours)
- MATH 321: Linear Algebra (3 hours)
- MATH 322: Algebraic Structures I (3 hours)
- MATH 327: Differential Equations (3 hours)
- MATH 330: Numerical Analysis (3 hours)
- MATH 340: Probability & Statistics (3 hours)
- MATH 420: Advanced Analysis I (3 hours)
- MATH 430: Complex Analysis (3 hours)
Completion of required support courses:
- ENG 226: Basic Grammar & Hist:English (3 hours)
- ENG 357: Introduction to Linguistics (3 hours) OR ENG 363: Advanced Composition (3 hours)
- One year of foreign language