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.
|Mathematics with Teaching Option B.A. Content Area Requirements||40|
|Core Education Requirements||41-47|
|Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements 1||17-29|
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 11100||Calculus I||4|
|MATH 11200||Calculus II||4|
|MATH 18500||Math Experimentation||3|
|MATH 19100||World of Mathematics||1|
|MATH 21100||Calculus III||4|
|MATH 21600||Statistical Analysis||3|
|or MATH 24600||Intermediate Statistics|
|MATH 23100||Linear Algebra||3|
|MATH 27000||Mathematical Reasoning with Discrete Mathematics||3|
|MATH 30300||Abstract Algebra||4|
|MATH 36200||Modern Geometry||4|
|MATH 39700||Junior Seminar||1|
|MATH 3xxxx-MATH 4xxxx||Of the 6 MATH upper-level credits, at least 3 credits at level 4; MATH 39100 cannot be used as an elective.||6|
|CORE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS|
|EDUC 10200||Reading Foundations||2|
|EDUC 20200||Literacy Education for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher||2|
|EDUC 20100||Technology for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher||2|
|EDUC 21010||Educational Psychology||3|
|EDUC 21800||Introduction to Pedagogy and Practice||3|
|EDUC 21910||Early Field Experience: Theory and Practice||3|
|EDUC 22900||Second Language Acquisition: Its Nature and Meaning for Educators||2|
|EDUC 23900||Educating Students with Special Needs in Diverse Classrooms||3|
|EDUC 34000||Social and Cultural Foundations of Education||3|
|EDUC 40800||Professional Development Seminar||0|
|EDUC 40510||Pedagogy and Practice for the Mathematics Teacher||3|
|EDUC 41210||Seminar in Reflective Practice||3|
|EDUC 49810||Professional Semester in Education||12|
|EDUC 19210||Child Abuse Identification and Prevention||0|
|EDUC 19220||Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Identification and Prevention||0|
|EDUC 19230||School Violence Prevention||0|
|EDUC 19240||Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention||0|
|Foreign Language Proficiency||0-6|
Additional Education Requirements
- All teaching-option students must successfully complete a year of college-level study in a language other than English or demonstrate equivalent proficiency.
- All teaching-option students must successfully complete a writing course numbered WRTG 10600 or above.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- During the semester of student teaching, the student may not play a college sport.
- 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).
- The mathematics department chair and the coordinator of teacher education must approve any exceptions to the above requirements.
- 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.