Sep 20, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics Teaching, BS


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Program Description


The program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics Teaching is designed for students planning to teach mathematics on the secondary school level (grades 9-12). (Note: The program leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education with a Teaching Area of Mathematics is also designed for students planning to teach mathematics on the secondary school level.) To be recommended for licensure, students must earn a grade of C or higher in all required mathematics content and education courses.

Program Requirements


Freshman Year


Credit Hours: 16

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 14

Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Senior Year


Total Credits: 123


Footnotes


1 See General Education Requirements . Cross-Cultural Awareness Requirement must be in an area other than history.

2 Select from courses in ASTR, BIOL, CH, GEOL, PHYS

3 ENGL 2120 , ENGL 2130 , ENGL 2140 , ENGL 2150  

4 Select from ECON 2000 , ECON 2110 , or ECON 2120  

5 Select from HIST 1010 , HIST 1020 , HIST 1720 , HIST 1730 , or HIST 1930  

6 EDSC 4260  and EDLT 4980  must be taken concurrently prior to the teaching internship. Offered fall semester only.

7 Completion of one of the following emphasis areas is required:

(1) Teacher Certification Emphasis Area - Students completing the coursework for the Teacher Certification Emphasis Area must complete the following coursework and meet all requirements for enrollment in professional courses, apply for directed teaching/teaching internship, and meet all requirements for recommendation for initial licensure as stated in the Undergraduate Catalog under Teacher Education Programs. The following courses must be taken the spring semester of the senior year.

(2) Non-Certification Emphasis Area - Individual students who have a minimum of 90 semester credit hours, have senior status in the degree program, and do not complete student teaching/internship and capstone requirements may be recommended by the faculty for the Non-Certification option. Students in the Non-Certification Emphasis Area will not meet the South Carolina Department of Education requirements for initial teacher certification. The Non-Certification option allows 12 credits of elective coursework to be substituted in lieu of the nine credits of student teaching/internship and three-credit capstone course. In consultation with and based on the recommendation of their faculty advisor, students may initiate the formal change for the Non-Certification Emphasis Area through the Change of Academic Program Form approved by the faculty advisor and department chair. It is recommended that students consult with their faculty advisor to select courses to meet the 12-credit elective requirement.

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