Secondary Mathematics Education

Course work for Secondary Mathematics Education candidates falls into six categories: general education, introductory courses, core courses, methods courses, content area courses, and student teaching.

Program Learning Outcomes 

  1. Demonstrate mastery of content, technological advances, and pedagogical expertise in the content and grade levels in which they teach
  2. Establish a safe, inclusive, and respectful learning environment for a diverse population of students
  3. Plan and deliver effective instruction, supported by appropriate technological applications, and create an environment that facilitates learning for all students
  4. Demonstrate high standards for professional conduct
  5. Partner, collaborate, and engage with families and/or communities to develop relationships and build networks of support for student success
  6. Actively advocate for students, families, and schools to support equity and social justice 
  7. Apply research to improve practice and student learning


Introductory Courses
TEP 207Foundations of American Education3
TEP 223Adolescent Development for Teachers3
TEP 224Exceptional Child for Teachers3
TEP 227Educational Psychology for Teachers3
Total Hours12
Core Courses
TEP 305Technology For Teaching3
TEP 315Advanced Classroom Management3
TEP 318Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment3
Total Hours9
Methods Courses 1
TEP 415Teaching in Secondary Schools3
TEP 419Content Area Literacy Methods3
TEP 436Mathematics Methods for Middle and Secondary Grades3
Total Hours9
Content Courses
MAT 103Trigonometry2
MAT 115Calculus I4
MAT 116Calculus II4
MAT 302Discrete Mathematics4
or CSC 302 Discrete Structures
MAT 332Linear Algebra4
MAT 401History Of Mathematics4
MAT 403Abstract Algebra4
MAT 404Geometry4
MAT 421Statistical Methods4
Electives - MAT/CSC 100-2006
Electives - MAT/CSC 300-4006
Total Hours46

Secondary candidates who have completed all general education requirements; all introductory, core, and methods courses; and all course work for content area, and all other requirements will be eligible to complete student teaching.

Candidates are required to apply for student teaching. Applications are to be completed within the prescribed time frame. Candidates must complete a state and federal background check as directed by the host district prior to the start of student teaching.

Student Teaching
TEP 449Middle Grade and High School Student Teaching Seminar3
TEP 451ECCE: Student Teaching - Middle Grade and High School9
Total Hours12