Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education

Overview

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The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education provides a strong background in mathematics while introducing undergraduate students to the field of education. Upon completion of this degree students are prepared to enter a graduate licensure program to earn their teaching credentials.

The program includes a wide array of courses meant to expand student’s mathematical content knowledge from calculus to upper level mathematics. Students also take two courses that allow them a deeper understanding of familiar mathematical topics, as well as a capstone course in which they study high school mathematics from an advanced viewpoint.

In addition, students take other courses with accompanying field experiences designed to provide them with a foundation in the educational process. During each practicum, (i.e., field experience), each student spends time in a middle or high school math classroom observing teachers, interacting with students, and learning how students think about and understand mathematics.

Thus, students who earn the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education graduate with a solid understanding of mathematics and are ready to delve into preparing themselves for classroom teaching.

Degree Requirements

Important: The list of degree requirements should be used only with consultation with your department advisor to ensure that you meet all requirements for graduation.

I. Wright State Core (42 Credit hours)

Element 1: Communications

  • ENG 1100 Academic Writing and Reading
  • ENG 2100 Research and Argument

Element 2: Mathematics

  • MTH 2300 Calculus I

Element 3: Global Traditions

Choose one Interdisciplinary course:

  • AFS 2000 (IW, MC)
  • ATH 2500
  • CS 1000
  • CST 2210 (IW, MC)
  • CST 2310  (IW, MC)
  • CST 2320(IW, MC)
  • CST 2410 (MC)
  • CST 2420 (IW, MC)
  • CST 2430 (IW, MC)
  • CST 2510 (IW, MC)
  • EC 2100
  • EC 2500 (IW, MC)
  • EC 2900 (IW, MC)
  • ED 2100 (MC)
  • ML 2030
  • RST 2610 (IW, MC)
  • RST 2620 (IW, MC)
  • RST 2710 (IW, MC)
  • RST 2810 (IW, MC)
  • RST 2910 (IW, MC)
  • RST 2920 (IW, MC)
  • URS 2000 (IW, MC)

Choose one History course:

  • CLS 1500
  • HST 1100
  • HST 1200

Element 4: Arts/Humanities

Choose one course:

  • ART 2140
  • CLS 2040 (IW)
  • CST 2310 (IW)
  • CST 2420 (IW)
  • ENG 2040 (IW)
  • ENG 2050 (IW,MC)
  • ED 2650
  • ED 2750
  • MP 1310
  • MUS 1210
  • MUS 2140
  • MUS 2900 (IW, MC)
  • PHL 2040 (IW)
  • REL 2040 (IW)
  • UH 2010 (IW)

Element 5: Social Science

Choose two courses from different disciplines:

  • ATH 2200
  • EC 2000 (IW)
  • EC 2100
  • EC 2040
  • EC 2050
  • EC 2500 (IW, MC)
  • EC 2900 (IW, MC)
  • FIN 2050
  • PLS 2000
  • PSY 1010
  • SOC 2000 (IW)
  • SW 2720 (IW,MC)
  • UH 2020 (IW)
  • WMS 2000 (IW, MC)

Element 6: Natural Science

  • PHY 2400/2400L General Physics I/Lab
  • PHY 2410/2410L General Physics II/Lab

Additional Core Courses

  • MTH 2310 Calculus II
  • One additional approved Wright State Core course from any of the Elements

Multicultural Competence

Two Multicultural Competence (MC) courses from the Wright State Core, Study Abroad or Service Learning courses.


Writing Across the Curriculum

Two Integrated Writing (IW) courses from the Wright State Core

II. Departmental Requirements (46 credit hours)

Required Courses (19 - 20 credit hours)

  • MTH 2320 Calculus III (4 credits)
  • MTH 2330 Differential Equations (3 credits) OR MTH 2350 Differential Equations with Matrix Algebra (4 credits)
  • MTH 2530 Elementary Linear Algebra (3 credits)
  • MTH 2800 Writing Mathematical Proofs (3 credits)
  • MTH 4310 Real Variables I (3 credits)
  • MTH 4510 Modern Algebra I (3 credits)

Elective Courses (27 credit hours)

  • MTH 3100 Mathematical Modeling in the Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)
  • MTH 3450 Geometry for Middle School Teachers (3 credits)
  • MTH 4400 History of Mathematics (3 credits)
  • MTH 4710 Geometry (3 credits)
  • MTH 4910 High School Mathematics from an Advanced Perspective (3 credits)
  • STT 3420 Probability and Statistics for Middle School Teachers (3 credits)
  • STT 3600 Applied Statistics I (3 credits)
  • Two additional Department Approved Electives (6 credits) from the list below.

IV. General Electives (21 credit hours)

Choose from the Wright State Undergraduate Catalog.

List of Department Approved Elective Courses

  • MTH 3060 Math Modeling (3 credits)
  • MTH 3260 Numerical Methods (3 credits)
  • MTH 3320 Complex Variables (3 credits)
  • MTH 3330 Partial Differential Equations (3 credits)
  • MTH 4070 Optimization Techniques (3 credits)
  • MTH 4150 Introduction to Scientific Computation (3 credits)
  • MTH 4240 Coding Theory (3 credits)
  • MTH 4260 Matrix Computations (3 credits)
  • MTH 4290 Cryptography & Data Security (3 credits)
  • MTH 4320 Real Variables II (3 credits)
  • MTH 4520 Modern Algebra II (3 hours)
  • MTH 4550 Advanced Linear Algebra (3 credits)
  • MTH 4570 Combinatorics & Graph Theory (4 credits)
  • ​MTH 4810 Methods of Applied Math I (3 credits)
  • MTH 4820 Methods of Applied Math II (3 credits)
  • MTH 4920 Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar (3 credits)
  • STT 3610 Applied Statistics II (3 credits)
  • STT 4610 Theory of Statistics I (3 credits)
  • STT 4620 Theory of Statistics II (3 credits)
  • STT 4660 Statistical Methods I (3 credits)
  • STT 4670 Statistical Methods II (3 credits)

Total Credit Hours Required: 122 Hours

Download: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education Degree Requirements Checklist (PDF)

Download: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education Sample 4-year Semester Plan (PDF)

Advisor

Michelle Reed, Ph.D.

238 Mathematical and Microbiological Sciences Building

(937) 775-2701

michelle.reed@wright.edu