The Mathematics for Secondary Education option gives high-quality academic preparation to students who wish to become Colorado licensed grades 7-12 math teachers. This option is extremely demanding and requires careful planning and advising. Students choosing this option should consult a Math Department advisor as early as possible in their careers, and should read the Teacher Education Licensure Program section of this catalog, for the steps and requirements for applying to the Teacher Education Licensure Program and requirements for completing the program. Students should be advised that the minimum hour requirement shown here to complete this option assumes that the student is ready to begin with Math 221 and Comp 150 in their Freshman year. An incoming placement into courses that are prerequisites for either of these courses will likely result in completing the program in more than four years.
REQUIREMENTS FOR A BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN MATHEMATICS - MATHEMATICS FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION OPTION:
Note: Admission to Teacher Education Licensure Program required for all 400-level education courses.
Free Electives (variable)
TOTAL REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION - CREDITS: 120-126**
Note: Among the minimum 120 credits required for the degree, 45 credits must be upper-division (300- and 400-level) courses.
** Students may complete this degree within the 126-credit maximum, but to do so they must use courses from the major to complete certain General Education requirements (e.g., ED 222 and MATH 201). Using these courses to meet both major and Gen Ed requirements enables the student to complete within the 126-credit limit.
1All specified prerequisites for all math courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better.