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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 Fall 2015
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 121
  • Required credits within the major: 99
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
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 secondary and K-12 licensure programs are bound by the policies in effect at the time of application; admission is based on criteria established by the Dept of Education, consistent with MN policies, as established by the National Council for Accreditation in Teacher Education. Students must 1)complete EDUC 1101; 2)GPA of at least 2.50 cumulative including transfer work & in major courses completed at time of application; 3)take the MTLE Basic Skills Test for licensure; 4)passing scores on a nationally recognized standardized test (MTLE Basic Skills Test, ACT, SAT); 5)minimum 30 documented hours working with students in grades 5-12; 6)receive a C- or better in all required courses for the major. Students must submit a letter of application, resume, letters of recommendation, and their APAS report. There are alternatives to the admission procedures to encourage the participation of individuals from underrepresented groups and students as determined by the dept.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Introductory Course (1 cr)
This course will be waived for transfer students or students who change colleges from a college where it is not required. Register course for one credit.
UST 1000 - UMD Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Lower Division (18 cr)
Computer Science
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)
or MATH 1596 - Honors: Calculus I [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
Calculus II
MATH 1297 - Calculus II [LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or MATH 1597 - Honors: Calculus II [LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
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. Students are required to review their degree status in the CEHSP Advising & Academic Services Office early in their senior year. 2. Make satisfactory academic progress and demonstrate acceptable professional performance in field experiences. 3. Program completers must pass all tests required by the Minnesota Board of Teaching to be recommended for licensure. 4. Students are expected to: a) make satisfactory progress each semester, including grades of C- or better in all courses required in the major; b) demonstrate acceptable professional performance in applied learning settings (e.g., laboratory, field experiences, clinical experiences); and c) obtain an approved background check before being placed in clinical, field, intern, or student teaching experiences. Students who do not meet program expectations can be dismissed from the major. Details on these requirements are available from the department office.
Upper Division (80 cr)
Students must take EDUC 3412 for 4 credits. Application for admission to the blocks can only be completed fall semester for spring semester admission. Application for admission to the blocks must be submitted by the 6th Friday of the semester. Applications are available from the Department of Education website.
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 1
All courses must be taken concurrently. 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
All courses must be taken concurrently. Application for student teaching must be made by the 4th Friday of the semester before student teaching. Applications are available from the Department of Education website. Consult advisor for additional upper division math course.
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
All courses must be taken concurrently. Students must take EDSE 4600 for 12 credits. Registration for student teaching in the senior year requires: grades of C- or better in all courses in the teaching major(s) and minor(s); completion (graded) of all education block courses; and completion of at least 85 percent of teaching major courses. Students must have personal liability insurance while they are working in field placement settings.
EDSE 4600 - Student Teaching (3.0-12.0 cr)
EDUC 4500 - Professional Issues and Ethics (1.0 cr)
Diversity Immersion Experience
Candidates must spend a minimum of 40 hours at a formal or non-formal educational setting that has a high percentage (greater than 50 percent) of children, young adults, or families from diverse communities. The format of this experience allows candidates to observe, interact, and reflect in an educational setting guided by focus questions and recommended readings.
Students must meet this requirement after they take EDUC 1101 and before they complete their education program. Registration for credit is not required for this experience; however, candidates who wish to earn credit may register for EDUC 4991.
 
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UST 1000 - UMD Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD.
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
Introduction to the discipline of computer science. Emphasis on problem analysis, design, and development using event-driven programming in a graphical user interface environment. Programming concepts include control structures, arrays, recursion, pointers, classes and introduction to the object-oriented approach. 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 1596 - Honors: 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
First part of standard introduction to calculus of functions of single variable. Limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, and their applications, indeterminate forms. Same as Math 1296, but with more depth, rigor, more challenging assignments. For high-ability students with excellent preparation. prereq: 1250 or 3 1/2 years high school mathematics including trigonometry, department consent, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses
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
MATH 1597 - Honors: 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 Spring
Same as Math 1297, but with more depth, rigor, and challenging assignments. Techniques of integration, transcendental functions, exponentials and logarithms, infinite sequences and series, vectors, partial differentiation, and applications. Intended for high-ability students with excellent preparation. prereq: 1596 or a grade of A in 1290 or 1296, department consent
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. prereq: Pre education or education majors or candidates
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 & Summer
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 1141 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 1141 or 1296
EDUC 4228 - Teaching Mathematics with Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Using mathematics-based technology such as computer software, calculators, and Internet applets to examine the teaching and learning of mathematics. prereq: Math 1141 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. prereq: 45 credits, for students seeking and admitted to the STEP (Secondary Teaching Education program), major in health education, public health education and promotion, physical education, exercise science and communication sciences and disorders 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, cannot be used for math major elective; 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. prereq: 1120 or equivalent, min 60 cr; credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 3140
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: 1120 or equivalent, min 60 cr; credit will not be granted if already received for COMP 3150
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 & Summer
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, 3204 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 -12.0 [max 12.0]
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. 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