B.S.Ed. in Mathematics

College of the Sciences and Mathematics
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirement6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements 9
Major Requirements
MAT 161Calculus I 14
MAT 162Calculus II4
MAT 200The Nature of Mathematics3
MAT 261Calculus III4
MAT 311Linear Algebra3
MAT 331Foundations of Geometry3
MAT 350Techniques of Teaching Middle School Mathematics (credited to professional education)3
MAT 354Techniques of Teaching Secondary School Mathematics3
MAT 360Field Experiences in Middle School Mathematics 21
MAT 364Field Experiences in Secondary School Mathematics 31
MAT 401History of Mathematics3
MAT 411Algebra I3
MAT 414Theory of Numbers3
MAT 421Mathematical Statistics I3
MAT 441Real Analysis I3
Education Requirements
EDA 103Foundations of Special Education3
EDA 304Special Ed Processes/Procedures for Secondary Educators3
EDR 347Literacy Development and Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms3
EDP 250Educational Psychology3
EDS 411Student Teaching Sec - 1st Half6
EDS 412Student Teaching Sec - 2nd Half6
HIS 444History of American Education 13
LAN/ENG 382Teaching English Language Learners PK-12 13
Related/Cognate Requirements
CSC 141Computer Science I 13
PHY 170Physics I 14
PHY 180Physics II4
Electives in Mathematics
Selected from upper-division (300 level or higher mathematics courses; at least one course in both applied mathematics and analysis9
Total Minimum Credits Required124

Satisfies general education requirement. 


 To be taken concurrently with MAT 350.


 To be taken concurrently with MAT 354.

All math major courses must be passed with C or better.

All students seeking a B.S.Ed. must formally apply for admission to teacher education. (See Educator Preparation Programs in this catalog.) Only those students formally admitted to teacher education will be eligible to enroll in MAT 354.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
MAT 121 Introduction to Statistics I 3
MAT 161 Calculus I 4
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
SPK 208
Public Speaking
or Business and Professional Speech Communication
Gen Ed Humanities LIT 3
MAT 162 Calculus II 4
MAT 200 The Nature of Mathematics 3
WRT 200
Critical Writing and Research
or Critical Writing: Approaches to Pop Culture
or Critical Writing: Investigating Experience
or Critical Writing: Multidisciplinary Imagination
or Critical Writing: Entering Public Sphere
or Critical Writing: Special Topics
CSC 141 Computer Science I 3
Gen Ed Behavioral/Social Science 3
Year Two
MAT 261 Calculus III 4
MAT 311 Linear Algebra 3
PHY 170 Physics I 4
EDA 103 Foundations of Special Education 3
EDP 250 Educational Psychology 3
MAT 441 Real Analysis I 3
MAT Analysis Elective (MAT 343 recommended) 3
PHY 180 Physics II 4
EDA 304 Special Ed Processes/Procedures for Secondary Educators 3
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
Year Three
MAT 411 Algebra I 3
MAT 421 Mathematical Statistics I 3
MAT 350 Techniques of Teaching Middle School Mathematics ("W" Required) 3
MAT 360 Field Experiences in Middle School Mathematics (Required) 1
HIS 444 History of American Education 3
Gen Ed Elective  
MAT 331 Foundations of Geometry 3
MAT 414 Theory of Numbers 3
MAT 354 Techniques of Teaching Secondary School Mathematics ("W" Required) 3
MAT 364 Field Experiences in Secondary School Mathematics (Required) 1
LAN 382
Teaching English Language Learners PK-12 ("J")
or Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
EDR 347 Literacy Development and Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms 3
Year Four
EDS 411 Student Teaching Sec - 1st Half 6
EDS 412 Student Teaching Sec - 2nd Half 6
MAT 401 History of Mathematics ("W") 3
MAT Applied Mathematics Elective 3
MAT Elective 3
Gen Ed Interdisciplinary ("I") 3
Gen Ed Arts 3
 Total Credits121