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2012 - 2013

BS in Mathematics Education
(74 hours*, including licensure hours)


This major is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. In order to graduate with this major, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to http://education.byu.edu/ess/licensing.html or contact Education Student Services, 120 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.

Program Requirements    |    View MAP

  1. Grades below C- in professional education courses or content courses will not be accepted in the teaching major or teaching minor. Teacher candidates must have a cumulative 2.85 GPA in teaching major and teaching minor courses to qualify for student teaching.
  2. Complete the following core requirements:
      MTHED 177 : Critical Review of School Mathematics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MTHED 177 : Critical Review of School Mathematics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: MATH 113
      DESCRIPTION: Strengthen understanding of high-school mathematics; gain awareness as mathematics learners in learning communities; learn how to support collaborative communities as teachers.

      Course Outcomes


      MTHED 277 : Task Design and Assessment of Student Understanding. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MTHED 277 : Task Design and Assessment of Student Understanding. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: MATH 113 & MATH 290 & MATH 313 & MTHED 177 & MTHED 276; or MATH 113 & MATH 290 & MATH 313 & MTHED 117 & MTHED 276
      DESCRIPTION: Building tasks that elicit important mathematical ideas. Reflecting on and assessing the success of tasks through questioning and other methods of formative assessment.

      Course Outcomes


      MTHED 308 : Mathematics Teaching with Technology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MTHED 308 : Mathematics Teaching with Technology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: MATH 313 & MATH 362
      DESCRIPTION: Using technology to teach and understand mathematics. Math-specific software and calculators used to investigate Euclidean geometry, non-Euclidean geometry, algorithms, probabilities, etc., research regarding effectiveness.

      Course Outcomes


      MTHED 377 : Mathematics Teaching in the Public Schools. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MTHED 377 : Mathematics Teaching in the Public Schools. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: MTHED 277; Departmental consent.
      DESCRIPTION: Mathematics teaching practice in grades 7-12, including lesson/task design, curriculum evaluation, and classroom management in context of practice teaching.

      Course Outcomes


      MTHED 378 : Practicum in Mathematics Education. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MTHED 378 : Practicum in Mathematics Education. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in MthEd 377.
      DESCRIPTION: Implementing meaningful and engaging instruction for secondary students; developing critical thinking, problem solving, literacy, and democratic character; assessing learner performance.

      Course Outcomes


      Note: Prerequisites for all mathematics education courses will be strictly adhered to.

  3. Complete the following:
  4. Complete one course from the following:

  5. A teaching minor is not needed for licensure. However, students interested in teaching an academic subject in addition to mathematics should consider pursuing a teaching minor in that discipline.
  6. Complete the Professional Education Component:
    • Complete the following:
        CPSE 402 : Educating Students with Disabilities in Secondary Classrooms. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CPSE 402 : Educating Students with Disabilities in Secondary Classrooms. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 350 or concurrent enrollment; Sc Ed 276R or comparable major course; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Issues, policies, and methods in teaching secondary students with disabilities in general education classrooms. Lab.

        Course Outcomes


        MTHED 276 : Exploration of Mathematics Teaching. (4:2:4)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        MTHED 276 : Exploration of Mathematics Teaching. (4:2:4)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: MATH 112 & MATH 113 & MATH 290 & MATH 313 & MTHED 117; or MATH 112 & MATH 113 & MATH 290 & MATH 313 & MTHED 177; FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Field-based initial teaching experience directed at helping prospective teachers experience demands and opportunities associated with teaching mathematics to secondary students.

        Course Outcomes


          (Four hours required)
        SC ED 350 : Adolescent Development in an Education Context. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 350 : Adolescent Development in an Education Context. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 276R or comparable major course.
        DESCRIPTION: Adolescent development and its implications for integrated school culture, curriculum design, instructional practices, and assessment.

        Course Outcomes


        SC ED 353 : Multicultural Education. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 353 : Multicultural Education. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 350 or concurrent enrollment; Sc Ed 276R or comparable major course.
        DESCRIPTION: Designing and adapting instruction for diverse learners; collaborating with families, cultures, and communities in promoting and sustaining learning.

        Course Outcomes


        SC ED 379 : Classroom Management. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 379 : Classroom Management. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department.
        PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in Sc Ed 377R and 378, or equivalent major courses.
        DESCRIPTION: Current theory, research, and application in classroom management; creating positive teacher-student and peer relationships; developing optimal learning environments.

        Course Outcomes


        Note: FBI fingerprint and background clearance must be completed prior to enrollment in MthEd 276.

    • Complete 12 hours of one of the following:
        MTHED 476 : Secondary Student Teaching in Mathematics. (12:Arr:Arr)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        MTHED 476 : Secondary Student Teaching in Mathematics. (12:Arr:Arr)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Completion of all course work or departmental approval.
        DESCRIPTION: Capstone, field-based, semester-long experience in teaching mathematics to secondary students; demonstrating proficiency in all program standards. Seminar required.

        Course Outcomes


        MTHED 496 : Academic Internship: Secondary Mathematics Education. (12:Arr:Arr)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        MTHED 496 : Academic Internship: Secondary Mathematics Education. (12:Arr:Arr)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
        PREREQUISITE: Completion of all course work or departmental approval.
        DESCRIPTION: Capstone, field-based, semester-long experience in teaching mathematics to secondary students; demonstrating proficiency in all program standards. Seminar required.

        Course Outcomes


*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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