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Teaching Mathematics B.A.Sc.

Education
Mathematics & Statistics
College of Education and Human Service Professions
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2020
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 123 to 125
  • Required credits within the major: 98 to 100
  • Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
The Bachelors of Applied Sciences (B.A.Sc.) degree in Teaching Mathematics prepares students to teach Mathematics (Grades 5 - 12). The major aligns to the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) standards for Mathematics in grades 5 - 12 in Minnesota. The B.A.Sc. in teaching mathematics is offered by the Department of Education in conjunction with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. This major is for students who plan to teach mathematics in grades 5-12.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 45 credits before admission to the program.
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
Students entering the STEP (5-12 & K-12) licensure programs are bound by the policies in effect at the time of application; admission is based on criteria established by the UMD Dept. of Educ, consistent with MN policies as established by the MN Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB). Students must meet the admission requirements to the blocks. They can be found online at: https://z.umn.edu/stepapplication. Applications are due the 6th Friday of the semester. Application for admission can be completed FALL ONLY for SPRING SEMESTER ENTRY INTO BLOCK I.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
1. Compliance with general regulations governing granting of degrees. 2. Students are expected to: * Make satisfactory progress each semester, including grades of C- or better in all courses required in the major and successfully achieve all standards aligned with assignments in each course. * Maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative and major GPA. * Demonstrate acceptable professional performance, including dispositions and teaching skills, in field placement; candidate proficiency is assessed throughout the teacher preparation courses by University faculty, University supervisors, and the cooperating teachers in all field experiences. The field experience assessment forms include knowledge, skills, and dispositions that are aligned to institutional and standards for all field experiences. * Abide by the MN PELSB and UMD Dept. of Education Code of Ethics. * Obtain an approved background check before being placed practicum, volunteering, or student teaching in schools and agencies * Obtain personal liability insurance before being placed practicum, volunteering, or student teaching in schools and agencies. * Seek out advising each term with assigned advisor throughout college career to ensure you are on track for program completion. * Adhere to university policies regarding attendance. 3. In addition to the above expectations, students must abide by all university policies (http://d.umn.edu/academic-affairs/academic-policies). 4. Students are required to complete a program clearance process as part of the student teaching application to review their degree status with their advisor and the Accreditation office. Student teaching applications are due the 4th Friday of the semester. Learn more online at: https://z.umn.edu/studentteach . Students must have grades of C- or better in all required courses, and meet the required GPA in the major to be eligible for student teaching. 5. Recommendation for licensure are based on successful completion of all program-related courses; demonstration of satisfactory outcomes required by the program; acceptable performance in field experiences, including student teaching (including final student teaching assessments); submission of the edTPA, completion of UMD Dept. of Education graduate exit survey, and successful completion of all tests required by PELSB. 6. Background Checks: students are required to obtain an approved background check every two years prior to placement in practicum, volunteering, or student teaching in schools and agencies. Proof of complete background check is required prior to any experience in public school and agency settings. Students are required to keep a printed copy of the background check to provide to the school or agency, if necessary. 7. Liability Insurance: students are required to have professional liability insurance purchased through the Education Minnesota Student Membership annually while they are completing field placement. Students can purchase the liability insurance online at: https://z.umn.edu/edmnstudentmembership. A paper copy of the liability insurance MUST be provided to the UMD Department of Education when signing the placement contract each term.
Introductory Course (1 cr)
This course will be waived for transfer students with 24 credits taken post high school or students who change to CEHSP from a collegiate unit where it is not required. Register course for one credit.
UST 1000 - UMD Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
Lower Division (16 - 18 cr)
Computer Science
Double majors in Mathematics and Teaching Mathematics must take either CS 1511 or CS 1581
CS 1121 - Introduction to Programming in Visual BASIC.NET [LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
or CS 1511 - Computer Science I [LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or CS 1581 - Honors: Computer Science I [LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
Education
EDUC 1101 - Education in Modern Society [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
Calculus I
MATH 1296 - Calculus I [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
Calculus II
MATH 1297 - Calculus II [LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
Upper Division (42 cr)
EDUC 3412 - The Computer in Education (4.0 cr)
EDUC 4226 - Geometry for Teachers in Grades 5-8 (3.0 cr)
EDUC 4227 - Number Theory for Teachers in Grades 5-8 (3.0 cr)
EDUC 4228 - Teaching Mathematics with Technology (3.0 cr)
HLTH 3202 - Drug Education (2.0 cr)
MATH 3110 - Foundations of Mathematics and Geometry (4.0 cr)
MATH 3280 - Differential Equations with Linear Algebra (4.0 cr)
MATH 3355 - Discrete Mathematics (4.0 cr)
MATH 3941 - Undergraduate Colloquium (1.0 cr)
MATH 4201 - Elementary Real Analysis (4.0 cr)
MATH 4370 - Introduction to Abstract Algebra for Teaching Majors (3.0 cr)
STAT 3611 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4.0 cr)
Advanced Writing
WRIT 3140 - Advanced Writing: Human Services (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3150 - Advanced Writing: Science (3.0 cr)
Block Requirements (39 cr)
Application for admission to the blocks must be submitted by the 6th Friday of the fall and spring semester. Applications are available online at: https://z.umn.edu/stepapplication. Application for admission can be completed FALL ONLY for SPRING SEMSETER ENTRY INTO BLOCK 1. Application must be completed the semester prior to starting the blocks.
Block 1 (12 cr)
Typically, all courses must be taken concurrently (alternate schedules by program consent). Students must have personal liability insurance and approved background check while in field placement settings. Consult advisor for additional upper division math course.
EDSE 4204 - Designing Learning Environments and Lessons (3.0 cr)
EDSE 4100 - Teaching in a Diverse Society (3.0 cr)
EDSE 4501 - Adolescent/Adult Development and Learning Theory (3.0 cr)
SPED 3415 - Special Education in the Secondary School (3.0 cr)
Block 2 (14 cr)
Typically, all courses must be taken concurrently (alternate schedules by program consent). Liability insurance and approved background check must be complete. Application for student teaching due 4th Friday of this semester. Course deficiencies on Program Clearance Summary form must be addressed with academic advisor. Take MTLE Content Exams Block 2 and take MTLE Pedagogy exams immediately after Block 2. Consult advisor for additional upper division math course. EDSE 4222 Fall Only.
EDSE 3206 - Apprenticeship: Secondary School (2.0 cr)
EDSE 4214 - Teaching Content-Area Reading (2.0 cr)
EDSE 4222 - Teaching Mathematics: Grades 5-12 (4.0 cr)
EDSE 4525 - Assessment for Secondary Education (3.0 cr)
EDUC 4381 - Teaching Indigenous Students (3.0 cr)
Block 3 (13 cr)
All courses must be taken concurrently. Liability insurance and approved background check must be complete. Students must have grades of C- or better in all required courses, meet the required GPA in the major, and complete at least 85% of teaching major courses to be eligible for student teaching. Students must register for EDSE 4600 for 12 credits. Students must complete and submit the edTPA for scoring as outlined in the course requirements of EDSE 4600.
EDSE 4600 - Student Teaching (3.0-24.0 cr)
EDUC 4500 - Professional Issues and Ethics (1.0 cr)
 
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UST 1000 - UMD Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02403 - EHS 1000/UST 1000
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD. Credit will not be granted if already received for EHS 1000.
CS 1121 - Introduction to Programming in Visual BASIC.NET (LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01394 - FMIS 2225/CS 1121
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to programming in the modern Visual BASIC language. Projects are developed in a .NET environment using the Visual Studio. Includes GUI interface development and expert-driven Windows programming. Major topics include variables, datatype, arithmetic expressions, control structures, arrays and database file processing. For students with no prior programming experience. prereq: 1 yr high school algebra or instructor consent
CS 1511 - Computer Science I (LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01383 - CS 1211/1511/1581
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
A comprehensive introduction to computer programming using the C++ language. The course covers program design, C++ programming basics, control structures, functions and parameter passing. Students write and implement programs with data structures (arrays), pointers and files. Object-oriented programming is also introduced, along with concepts of abstraction, ADTs, encapsulation and data hiding. prereq: 3 1/2 yrs high school math or instructor consent
CS 1581 - Honors: Computer Science I (LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01383 - CS 1211/1511/1581
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Similar to 1511, but in greater depth and with more challenging assignments. For high-ability students. prereq: Honors student, 3 1/2 yrs high school math
EDUC 1101 - Education in Modern Society (LE CAT7, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Survey of educational institutions and practices used in different sectors of society. Historical and philosophical foundations of American education.
MATH 1296 - Calculus I (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01420 - Math1290/1296/1596
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
First part of a standard introduction to calculus of functions of a single variable. Limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, and their applications. prereq: Math ACT 27 or higher or a grade of at least C- in Math 1250 or department consent
MATH 1297 - Calculus II (LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01421 - Math 1597/1297
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Second part of a standard introduction to calculus. Vectors, applications of integrals, transcendental functions, series, and multivariable functions and partial derivatives. prereq: A grade of at least C- in 1290 or 1296 or 1596
EDUC 3412 - The Computer in Education
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to computer use in instructional settings. PC and Mac platforms. Develops basic skills using software commonly used by educators. Teaching strategies using computer-based instruction.
EDUC 4226 - Geometry for Teachers in Grades 5-8
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
The development of geometry concepts through investigations of geometric relationships and informal properties provides the basis for examining the teaching and learning of geometry in grades 5-8. prereq: Math 1140 or 1296
EDUC 4227 - Number Theory for Teachers in Grades 5-8
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The development of number concepts and theories through investigations and applications of discrete mathematics strategies provides the basis for examining the teaching and learning of number theory in grades 5-8. prereq: Math 1140 or 1296
EDUC 4228 - Teaching Mathematics with Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Using mathematics-based technology such as computer software, calculators, and Internet applets to examine the teaching and learning of mathematics. prereq: Math 1140 or 1296
HLTH 3202 - Drug Education
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Physiological and psychological effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Survey of societal causes and effects of drug use and abuse. Reasons and pressures for drug use by students. Appraisal and assessment of teacher's role in education, intervention, and treatment of drug abuse. Minimum 30 credits, for students seeking and admitted to the STEP (Secondary Teaching Education program), Public Health or Pre-Public Health or Physical Education or Exercise Science or Communication Sciences and Disorders major, or Public Health minor, or instructor consent.
MATH 3110 - Foundations of Mathematics and Geometry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to foundations of mathematics. Non-Euclidean geometries, postulational systems, and models. History of mathematics. Importance and use of mathematics in modern society. prereq: 1290, or 1296 or 1596, teaching math major, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses
MATH 3280 - Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
First, second, and higher order equations; series methods; Laplace transforms; systems; software; modeling applications; introduction to vectors; matrix algebra, eigenvalues. prereq: A grade of at least C- in 1297 or 1597
MATH 3355 - Discrete Mathematics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to mathematical logic, predicates and quantifiers, sets, proof techniques, recursion and mathematical induction, recursive algorithms, analysis of algorithms, assertions and loop invariants, complexity measures of algorithms, combinatorial counting techniques, relations, graph theory. prereq: 1297 or 1597 or instructor consent, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses
MATH 3941 - Undergraduate Colloquium
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Exposure to UMD mathematics-related colloquia. Sixteen points required: one for attending a colloquium; one for writing an acceptable report on a colloquium (at least four must be earned through writing); up to eight for giving a colloquium. prereq: Math major or minor, department consent; must register during semester of 16th point
MATH 4201 - Elementary Real Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In-depth study of concepts fundamental to the theory of single-variable calculus, including topology of the real numbers, convergence of sequences and series, function continuity, the derivative, and the Riemann integral. prereq: 3280, 3355, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses, no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for 3299
MATH 4370 - Introduction to Abstract Algebra for Teaching Majors
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to groups and rings appropriate for students majoring in teaching mathematics. prereq: 3355, 4326 or 3280, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses, teaching math major; credit will not be granted if already received for Math 4371; no grad cr
STAT 3611 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic probability, including combinatorial methods, random variables, mathematical expectation. Binomial, normal, and other standard distributions. Moment-generating functions. Basic statistics, including descriptive statistics and sampling distributions. Estimation and statistical hypothesis testing. prereq: A grade of at least C- in Math 1290 or Math 1296
WRIT 3140 - Advanced Writing: Human Services
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study and practice of writing tasks in education as well as other fields related to the human service professions. Designed to prepare students to master their use of Edited Standard Written English while producing professional documents, including a major research project with an oral presentation. Assignments focus on audience, purpose, and the process of writing as they relate to the workplace. pre-req: 1) WRIT 1120 or MNTC completed 2) minimum 60 credits earned
WRIT 3150 - Advanced Writing: Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study and practice of writing tasks in science, including oral presentations. Exploration of rhetorical situations in professional practice, including research methods, document design, editing, effective collaboration, and ethical issues in the production of professional documents, such as instructions, lab reports, proposals, short and long reports, and career documents. prereq: 1) WRIT 1120 or MNTC completed 2) minimum 60 credits earned
EDSE 4204 - Designing Learning Environments and Lessons
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The characteristics of effective teachers, various developmentally appropriate teaching strategies, design of lessons using Universal Backward Design framework, designing effective learning environments, goals and action plans, site data, collaboratively review of student work, collaborative planning, integrated and exploratory curriculum, content standards, teaching with technology, observation skills and teacher readiness will be presented with integration and analysis of materials. prereq: Admission to EdSe program; no grad credit
EDSE 4100 - Teaching in a Diverse Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examination of cultural differences; planning instruction to accommodate individual differences in race, gender, ethnic background, cultural background, and physical and mental development; Including the diverse needs of learners in middle school and secondary school settings; integrated and exploratory curriculum, utilization of technology, community resources, structured service learning and humanizing classroom environments and classroom management procedures. prereq: Admission to EdSe program
EDSE 4501 - Adolescent/Adult Development and Learning Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles of psychology applied to teaching; examination of adolescent growth and development; classroom management. prereq: Admission to EdSe program; no grad credit
SPED 3415 - Special Education in the Secondary School
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Exploration of topics in exceptionality for pre-service secondary education majors. Topics include universal design, instructional strategies, characteristics of students, special education law, and differentiated instruction.
EDSE 3206 - Apprenticeship: Secondary School
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fifty hours of experience in a high school, including observing, teaching, tutoring, working with individual students and small groups. Focuses on classroom management, multicultural education, and students with special needs. Weekly seminar. prereq: Admission to EdSe program, must be taken either after or concurrently with EDSE 3204
EDSE 4214 - Teaching Content-Area Reading
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00331 - EdSe 5215/4214/4212/4215
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Teaching reading within 5-12 content-area courses as pedagogy for improving literacy. Developing an understanding of the brain, cognition, and reading. Exploration of stages of literacy, methods for promoting reading, and strategies for improving comprehension. Lesson planning for content-area reading. Diverse learners and critical literacy in the content-area classroom.
EDSE 4222 - Teaching Mathematics: Grades 5-12
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Standards for secondary mathematics as they apply to learning, teaching, curriculum, and integration of technologies in mathematics grades 5-12; emphasis on use of problematic approach to mathematical sense-making. prereq: Admission to EdSe program, 4204 or instructor consent, no grad credit
EDSE 4525 - Assessment for Secondary Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An exploration of topics in responsive and responsible assessment of student learning. Topics include types and appropriate uses of classroom assessment strategies, large-scale and high stakes testing, backwards design, rubrics, checklists, and other evaluative tools and techniques. prereq: instructor consent; no grad credit
EDUC 4381 - Teaching Indigenous Students
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: EDSE 4100; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for EDUC 5381.
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of contemporary and historical Indian education; evaluation of attitudes toward Indian students: direct interaction with Indian parents and students; development of culturally sensitive teaching plans; specific cultural characteristics of indigenous groups; examination of American Indian outcomes. prereq: EDSE 4100; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for EDUC 5381.
EDSE 4600 - Student Teaching
Credits: 3.0 -24.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Supervised practicum in secondary or middle school under direction of licensed teacher. Demonstration of subject matter, teaching competence, and potential for future improvement. Maximum number of 12 credits per semester. prereq: 4100, 4501, appropriate methods course; no grad credit
EDUC 4500 - Professional Issues and Ethics
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Provides an overview of several topics affecting practicing teachers including: employment preparation (resume, cover letter, interviewing skills), licensure application, professional organizations, professional codes of ethics, and district procedures. Offered concurrent with student teaching in order to provide options for discussion during practica. prereq: Admission to the elementary education program, successful completion of courses in block one and block two, no grad credit