TPEP
Program: Mathematics Teacher Education
Required Courses

Description 
ENG 180 
College Writing I. (3) Introduction to college writing, with an emphasis on the writing process, reflective writing, and critical thinking. All sections taught with word processors. Graded A, A, B+, B, B, C+, C, U, F. 
ENG 280 
College Writing II. (3) (General Education/ Communication Skills) A second course in college writing, to be taken during sophomore year. Emphasis on the interaction between writer and reader. Prerequisites: ENG 180 and at least 24 s.h. earned. Designated sections taught with word processors. Graded A, A, B+, B, B, C+, C, U, F. 
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COMM 241 
Introduction to Public Speaking (3) Preparation and delivery of informative and persuasive speeches. Students apply concepts of critical listening, audience adaptation, organization/support of ideas, appropriate style, and effective delivery. Not open to students with credit for COMM 242. 
COMM 242 
Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3) Preparation and delivery of informative and persuasive speeches. Students apply concepts of critical listening, audience adaptation, organization/support of ideas, appropriate style, and effective delivery completed in an online format. Not open to students with credit for COMM 241. 
Humanities and Fine Arts – 9 s.h. 

Human WellBeing – 3 s.h. 

Science – 8 s.h. 

Social Sciences – 9 s.h. 

Multicultural Studies – 3 s.h. 

General Ed. Math: Choose one course 

Math 101 
Concepts of Mathematics (3) An introduction to sets, logic, counting and probability and statistics to provide students with an insight into mathematical reasoning and its applications. 
Math 102 
Mathematics for General Education (3) Three or four topics chosen from mathematics of social choice and game theory, management science and graph theory, linear programming, mathematics of finance, geometry and symmetry, emphasizing applications. 
Math 123 
Modeling with Mathematical Functions (3) The application of numeric, geometric, algebraic, and trigonometric models to analyze situations and solve problems from natural, social, and applied sciences, with integrated use of technology. Not open to students with credit in MATH 128. 
Math 133 
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4) Derivatives and integrals of elementary functions with applications and analytic geometry. 
Math 134 
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4) Further techniques of integration with applications, additional topics in analytic geometry, infinite series. 
Math 137 
Applied Calculus I (3) Introduction to differential and integral calculus with applications to business and social science. Not open to students who have credit for MATH 133. 
Math 138 
Applied Calculus II (3) Extension of basic operations to new functions including functions of several variables with appropriate applications. 
Math 139 
Applied Linear Algebra and Finite Mathematics (3) Matrix algebra with applications. Topics from finite mathematics. Not open to students with credit in MATH 311. 
Statistics 171 
General Elementary Statistics (3) Principles and applications of sampling, estimation, and hypothesis testing. 


STATS 276 
Introduction to Probability & Statistics (3) Probability laws, random variables, probability distribution functions, population parameters, counting rules, statistics and sampling, estimating, testing hypotheses, regression, and correlation. Not open to students with credit in STAT 471. 
Math 133 
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4) (General Education/Mathematics) Derivatives and integrals of elementary functions with applications and analytic geometry. 
Math 134 
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4) (General Education/Mathematics) Further techniques of integration with applications, additional topics in analytic geometry, infinite series. 
Math 231 
Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (4) Vectors, three dimensional analytic geometry, partial differentation, and multiple integration. 
Math 211 
Euclidean Geometry (3) Euclidean geometry through constructions and proofs. Topics inlcude angles, triangles, circles, quadrilaterals, congruence and similarity, area, threedimensional objects, volume and surface area, and Euclidean transformations. 
Math 280 
Topics in ComputerAssisted Mathematics (3) Computer tools in service to mathematical experimentation and investigation in various subjects; tools include a Computer Algebra System, such as Mathematica, and other mathematical software; subjects include calculus, number theory, algebra, geometry, and other areas. 
Math 311 
Linear Algebra (3) Systems of linear equations, matrix algebra, vector spaces, linear transformations, and related topics. 
Math 341 
Sets and Logic (3) Elementary logic, sets and their properties, relations and functions, Boolean algebras, and finite and infinite sets. 
Math 355 
Applied Combinatorics (4) Applications of enumerations (counting) and graph theory (networks, circuits, trees) are covered. Combinatorial problems including applications in computer science and operations research are solved through a careful logical analysis of possibilities. 
Math 383 
An Introduction to Mathematical Modeling (3) Modeling using graphs, proportionality, and the derivative; the modeling process; model fitting; optimization; dimensional analysis. 
Math 389 
Teaching of Algebra Seminar (1) A course for students concurrently assigned to assist in laboratory sections of MATH 099N. The course will provide students with a weekly forum to reflect upon and discuss experiences from the algebra classroom. Graded S/U only. 
Math 411 
Geometry (3) A rigorous study of Euclidean and nonEuclidean geometries. The necessary axioms are introduced and several models including the hyperbolic geometry are examined. 
Math 421 
Abstract Algebra (3) An introduction to the basic properties of groups, rings, and fields. 
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Math 433 
Complex Variables and Applications (3) Functions of a complex variable including differentiation, integration, series, residues, and conformal mappings. Applications to evaluation of real integrals and boundary value problems. 
Math 435 
Introduction to Real Variables I (3) Topology of the real line, sequences, limits, and series. Rigorous introduction to the study of onevariable functions, continuity, differentiability, and integrability based on the epsilondelta method. 


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Math 391 
Writing in the Mathematical Sciences (1) Issues of technical writing and the effective presentation of Mathematics in formal and informal formats. Instruction and practice in writing. Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID) course. 
Math 444 
Undergraduate Research Project (12) Dedicated, individual pursuit of a mathematical topic/application from an area of research that is represented within the department culminating in a final paper or presentation to peers and faculty. Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID) course. 


PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSEWORK AND FIELD/CLINICAL EXPERIENCES 

EIS 202 
Multicultural and Social Foundations of Education. (3) A study of the social, linguistic, and cultural factors that affect the educational experiences, practices, and environments in America. This course broadens students’ understanding of the diverse pluralistic nature of the contexts that either enhance or negate one’s educational experience. Field experience—10 hours required. A grade of C or above must be earned for teacher licensure. 
SPED 210 
The Exceptional Learner (2) A survey of the characteristics of individuals with diverse mental, physical, behavioral, learning, or communication needs. This course emphasizes the identification and education of exceptional learners. For nonmajors only. A minimum grade of C is required of Teacher Education majors. 
EIS 301 
Cognition, Development, and Motivation in Academic Settings (3) An introduction to the state of knowledge in contemporary educational and developmental psychology as related to academic settings. Topics include cognitive processing, motivation, and physical, social, and emotional development. A grade of C or above must be achieved in EIS 301 for teacher licensure. 
EIS 305 
Measurement and Assessment of Learning in Academic Settings. (2) An introduction to the language and principles of assessment, measurement theory, and assessmentrelated issues (reliability, validity, etc.) within education grounded in a cognitive theoretical framework that views assessment as the integration of observation, interpretation, and cognition. A grade of C or above must be achieved in EIS 305 for teacher licensure. Prerequisites: C or better in EIS 202, SPED 210, and EIS 301. 
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ENG 366 
Reading Instruction in Secondary Schools (2) This course addresses instructional reading strategies for secondary school content area classrooms. It focuses on reading and literacy instruction, design and selection of contentspecific reading materials, creating course content to meet learner needs, and formal and informal reading assessment. 
RDG 387 
Literacy Instruction in Content Areas (2) This course develops an understanding of principles of reading, writing, and oral communication instruction needed to scaffold comprehension of content area texts. It includes a focus on academic language and the identification of language demands embedded in instruction. Not open to Elementary, Early Childhood, Bilingual/Bicultural, or Special Education majors. A minimum grade of C is required of Teacher Education majors. 


SPED 390 
Differentiating Instruction for Learners with Special Needs (2) Introduces and provides practice in using various strategies, including Universal Design for Learning, collaboration, Response to Intervention, and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, to help general educators serve learners with special needs in their classrooms. Not open to Special Education majors. A minimum grade of C is required of Teacher Education majors. 
Math 304 
Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Reading in Secondary School Mathematics (4) Study of the secondary Mathematics curriculum for purposes of representing knowledge meaningfully for all students. Focus is on conceptual content knowledge, methods of inquiry, appropriate use of technology in the classroom, creation of learning experiences, and instruction in reading Mathematics. 
EIS 303 
Classroom Management and Field Work in Academic Settings. (2) Introduction to understanding and analyzing the learning environment as it relates to classroom and behavior management. Students will participate in supervised practicum in offcampus educational settings (public, private, or title programs) as part of professional preparation in Teacher Education. C grade or above is required. Transportation not provided. Prerequisite: 2.50 cumulative and major GPAs; EIS 301 with a grade of C or better; and satisfactory compliance of a fingerprint background investigation prior to the start of the field experience. (See EIS 301 above for additional prerequisites.) Minimum Required Field Experience Contact Hours: 40 
EIS 304 
Field Work in Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies. (1) The second supervised practicum in offcampus PK–12 educational settings as part of professional preparation in Teacher Education. C grade or above is required. Prerequisites: Full acceptance into the Teacher Education Program (TEP) and must have completed EIS 303 with a grade of C or better. Candidates are required to have already completed a methods course or be concurrently enrolled in a methods course at the time of enrollment in EIS 304. Minimum Required Field Experience Contact Hours: 40 
Math 439 
Teaching and Assessment in Secondary School Mathematics (4) A study of teaching strategies and current trends in secondary mathematics education. Students will focus on curriculum, lessonplanning, and assessment, and will learn to effectively incorporate technology into the teaching and learning of mathematics. Open to Teacher Education majors only. 
EIS 401 
Educational Law and Policy (2) An analysis of formal legal and ethical problems that will allow students to critique contemporary debates in educational policy, law, and ethics. The course will examine the tension between competing philosophical theories and the construction and function of educational policy. A grade of C or above must be earned for teacher education. 
STCH 480 
Student Teaching—Secondary. (12) Student teaching in grades 7–12. Required Clinical Student Teaching Hours: 16 weeks, Fulltime 
Mathematics candidates take content courses each semester prior to student teaching. The professional education courses are taken beginning the sophomore year or the first semester of the junior year.
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