Mathematics Major — B.A. with Teaching Option

This program prepares students for initial New York State certification to teach at the secondary school (7-12) level.

Policy on prerequisites: A grade of C- or better is required for a course in mathematics to fulfill a prerequisite for another mathematics course. A student must receive the permission of the mathematics department to take a mathematics course that is a prerequisite for a mathematics course for which he or she has previously received credit.

Summary

Mathematics with Teaching Option B.A. Content Area Requirements44
Core Education Requirements41-47
Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements 117-29
Electives0-18
Total Credits120
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 See Integrative Core Curriculum requirements, with information about the H&S CLA requirement.

 

 Degree Requirements

An overall average of B (3.00) or above is required in mathematics courses that are being used to fulfill the minimum course requirements for the mathematics major. Also, no more than one passing grade below C- in mathematics courses may be used.

REQUIRED MATHEMATICS COURSES
MATH 11100Calculus I4
MATH 11200Calculus II4
MATH 18500Math Experimentation3
MATH 21100Calculus III4
MATH 21600Statistical Analysis3
MATH 23100Linear Algebra3
MATH 27000Mathematical Reasoning with Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 29100World of Mathematics1
MATH 30300Abstract Algebra4
MATH 30500Introduction to Analysis4
MATH 36200Modern Geometry4
MATH 39700Junior Seminar1
MATH 3xxxx-MATH 4xxxxOf the 6 MATH upper-level credits, at least 3 must be at level 4; MATH 39100 cannot be used as an elective. 6
CORE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
EDUC 10200Reading Foundations2
EDUC 20200Literacy Education for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher2
EDUC 20100Technology for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher2
EDUC 21010Educational Psychology3
EDUC 21800Introduction to Pedagogy and Practice3
EDUC 21910Early Field Experience: Theory and Practice3
EDUC 22900Second Language Acquisition: Its Nature and Meaning for Educators2
EDUC 23900Educating Students with Special Needs in Diverse Classrooms3
EDUC 34000Social and Cultural Foundations of Education3
EDUC 40800Professional Development Seminar0
EDUC 40510Pedagogy and Practice for the Mathematics Teacher3
EDUC 41210Seminar in Reflective Practice3
EDUC 49810Professional Semester in Education12
EDUC 19210Child Abuse Identification and Prevention0
EDUC 19220Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Identification and Prevention0
EDUC 19230School Violence Prevention0
EDUC 19240Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention0
Foreign Language Proficiency0-6
Total Credits85-91

Additional Education Requirements

  1. All teaching-option students must successfully complete a year of college-level study in a language other than English or demonstrate equivalent proficiency.
  2. All teaching-option students must successfully complete a writing course numbered WRTG 10600 or above.
  3. All teaching-option students must maintain a minimum overall G.P.A. of 3.0 as well as a G.P.A. of 3.0 in their subject area coursework.
  4. Students must earn a grade of B or better in all EDUC courses in the Education Core to qualify for student teaching. A grade of B- does not qualify.
  5. EDUC 49810 and EDUC 41210 constitute a full course load during the student-teaching semester. No additional courses may be taken nor can teacher candidates participate in extra-curricular activities that have the potential to affect time for teaching and preparation.
  6. During the semester of student teaching, the student may not play a college sport.
  7. All candidates for initial certification must successfully complete all New York State Certification tests or performance assessments required by the state for the applicant's intended teaching certificate (type, grade levels, and subject areas).
  8. The mathematics department chair and the coordinator of teacher education must approve any exceptions to the above requirements.
  9. The All-College Teacher Education Unit at Ithaca College requires teacher education students, regardless of program area, to be reviewed at four programmatic transition points during their course of study. Continuation in a teacher education major is contingent upon the student successfully meeting the requirements of each transition point review; therefore, admission into one of the Ithaca College Teacher Education Program majors at admission or upon transfer to the College does not guarantee that a student will be allowed to complete the program required for teaching certification. Further information can be found in the Unit-Wide Assessment Systems section of the main Department of Education catalog page.