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  Dec 15, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

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Mathematics (B.S.) - Teaching Specialization



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Program Contact/Coordinator

Kurt Cogswell, Department Head
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Architecture, Mathematics, and Engineering 209
605-688-6196
e-mail: kurt.cogswell@sdstate.edu
www.sdstate.edu/mathematics-statistics
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Program Information

Secondary school mathematics educators need to be mathematicians as well as skilled educators, so the Mathematics Education Specialists take the same challenging core upper level mathematics courses as those math majors pursuing other professional goals. In addition to this rigorous mathematics curriculum, Mathematics Education Specialists take the full block of education courses.  This program allows graduates to find meaningful careers in secondary education, as well as preparing students for graduate study.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the mathematics major with teaching specialization, students should be able to:

  • Outcome #1: Demonstrate competence in all core areas of undergraduate mathematics.
  • Outcome #2: Develop a career as a mathematics educator.
  • Outcome #3: Use contemporary mathematical and presentation software and technology.
  • Outcome #4: Apply pedagogical knowledge to allow them to grow as a teacher.
  • Outcome #5: Communicate clearly and succinctly in writing in the discipline.
  • Outcome #6: Articulate complex ideas to an audience.

Academic Requirements

A grade of “C” or above is required in all Math courses.

Accreditation, Certification, and Licensure

Accreditation

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs (NCATE)
South Dakota Department of Education

Certification and Licensure

With this major and the accompanying teacher education coursework required for teaching licensure, candidates are eligible to take the Praxis content tests, and apply for a teaching license in South Dakota. Students are required to take the mathematics content test, as well as the PRAXIS II Principles of Learning and Teaching test. The minimum score for the content and Praxis II PLT must be obtained for teaching licensure and varies by state.

Course Delivery Format

Program courses are delivered on campus, in classroom and laboratory settings, and online.

Requirements for Mathematics Major - Teaching Specialization: 120 Credits


Bachelor of Science

System General Education Requirements


Teaching Specialization Requirements


Additional Requirements


  • Students must also receive a “C” grade or better in  ,  , and   or higher.
  • There are GPA requirements for entry into and continuation within the teacher education program. For additional information please consult the Secondary Education Handbook.

Electives


Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Total Required Credits: 120


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