Secondary Education – Mathematics

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. Some courses also satisfy Liberal Arts Core and/or University requirements. Some coursework fulfills teaching licensure requirements as specified by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • ED 200 Foundations of Teaching and Learning
  • ED 254 Technology for the K-12 Classroom
  • ED 309 Special Education Foundations and Characteristics of Exceptional Learners
  • ED 337 Literacy in the Content Areas
  • ED 338 Secondary Education: Curriculum and Methods
  • ED 351 Assessment to Support Learning in K-12
  • ED 460S Student Teaching: Secondary
  • ED 461 Classroom Management in the PK-12 Classroom
  • MA 124 History of Mathematics
  • MA 181 Calculus** or MA 171 Calculus with Precalculus A and MA 172 Calculus with Precalculus B
  • MA 200 Calculus of the Infinite**
  • MA 210 Seminar with Introduction to Proofs through Discrete Math***
  • MA 215 Linear Algebra and Proof Techniques
  • MA 218 Probability and Statistics
  • MA 221 Multivariable Calculus
  • MA 230 Scientific Computing
  • MA 257 Introduction to Number Theory and Proof Techniques
  • MA 309 Mathematics Seminar***
  • MA 325 Differential Equations
  • MA 409 Mathematics Seminar***
  • MA 420 Abstract Algebra
  • MA 425 Introduction to Real Analysis
  • MA 427 Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometries
  • PHYS 271 General Physics I
  • PHYS 271L General Physics I Lab+
  • PHYS 272 General Physics II
  • PHYS 272L General Physics II Lab
  • PSY 110 Human Growth and Development

**Students may complete either MA 181 or the MA 171 and MA 172 sequence, which is the equivalent of MA 181, during the first year. Also, MA 181 and MA 200 can be waived with appropriate AP credit. Students should take noted courses in a sequence specified by an advisor and, upon successful completion, may not subsequently register for a lower-numbered course in the Calculus sequence.

***Transfer students or new majors who join the program after their sophomore year will take Mathematics Seminar classes every Fall  semester, starting with MA 210. Such students may need to make up the credit hours to meet the 120-credit minimum requirement toward graduation.

+ Requirement for the major and/or teaching licensure. Fulfills Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements. See University Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core and Course Descriptions for further information.