Bachelor of Arts in Education in Mathematics/Secondary

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Completion of this major and the general degree completion requirements for secondary education satisfies the state requirements for a state mathematics teaching endorsement (secondary, grade levels 5-12).

For complete certification requirements refer to the Department of Education. Course prerequisites may also apply. Minimum total credits for above major and professional education 123 credits.

Curriculum & Requirements

Mathematics/Secondary Major, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)

Completion of this major and the General Degree Completion Requirements for Education, Secondary, satisfies the state requirements for a state mathematics teaching endorsement (secondary, grade levels 5–12).

Notes: ​the above major takes more than 12 quarters at 15–16 credits a quarter; effective 09.01.14 all candidates for certification must pass the NES subject matter test to receive an endorsement for certification purposes.

Prerequisite Grade Policy: students must have earned a grade ≥C or better in any course that is to be used to satisfy a prerequisite requirement for a subsequent mathematics course offered by the Eastern Washington University Department of Mathematics.

Grade Requirements: students must receive a grade ≥C in each course used to satisfy the requirements of an undergraduate major or minor in mathematics.

Secondary Education students must complete the required Secondary Education Core and the following courses.
Required Mathematics/Secondary Courses
MATH 161CALCULUS I5
MATH 162CALCULUS II5
MATH 163CALCULUS III5
MATH 225FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS5
MATH 231LINEAR ALGEBRA5
MATH 241CALCULUS IV5
MATH 370SURVEY OF GEOMETRIES5
MATH 385PROBABILITY AND STATISTICAL INFERENCE I5
MATH 387REGRESSION CONCEPTS3
MATH 432RINGS AND POLYNOMIALS5
MATH 460CONTINUOUS FUNCTIONS5
MATH 492PROBLEM SOLVING SEMINAR5
Required MATH Elective–choose from the following.5
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS WITH APPLICATIONS
NUMBER THEORY
INTRODUCTORY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
and MATHEMATICAL COMPUTING LABORATORY III
APPLIED GROUP THEORY
COMPLEX ANALYSIS
Required MTED Courses
MTED 425ASSESSMENT IN THE MATHEMATICS CLASSROOM3
MTED 476MATHEMATICAL PROGRESSIONS3
MTED 478MATHEMATICAL MODELING IN SCHOOLS3
Required Senior Capstone
MTED 490BSENIOR CAPSTONE: SECONDARY PRACTICUM 5
Total Credits77

Catalog Listing

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully earn a BAE in Mathematics/Secondary from EWU should have the following:​​

  • a sensitivity and ability to respond to the mathematical thinking of secondary students;
  • a strong ability to reason mathematically and develop proofs with understanding;
  • ability to critically read, analyze, evaluate, transform, and implement mathematics education literature;
  • applications of pedagogical content knowledge for secondary mathematics in planning and teaching;
  • habits of mind to continue improving teaching practices that support mathematics learning;
  • the values, dispositions, and habits of mind of a community of mathematicians;
  • understanding of foundational content of modern mathematics and its applications;
  • understanding of mathematical learning progressions and connections within secondary mathematics.