# FSU Teach Mathematics

College: Arts and Sciences

Degree: BS

Limited Access: No

Address: 208 Love Bldg, Tallahassee, FL 32306

Phone: (850) 644-2202

Email: advisor@math.fsu.edu

Address: 209 Carothers Hall, Tallahassee, FL 32306

Phone: (850) 645-8927

Email: rrsmith@fsu.edu

** Description of Major **

FSU-Teach is an innovative approach to teacher education that involves collaboration between scientists, mathematicians and education faculty at Florida State University. Mathematic students in the FSU-Teach program will develop deep mathematics knowledge and the knowledge, skill, and experience needed to be an effective math teacher. The program will pay for tuition for the first two Education/Teaching courses. Work study positions with scientists, mathematicians and local schools are available. For more information, see our Web site, http://fsu-teach.fsu.edu/ .

This is a double-major only program. FSU-Teach majors are first admitted into their primary, discipline-specific major and must meet the state-wide common program prerequisites for that major, in this case Mathematics. Later, students apply for admission into a secondary major within the College of Education called Secondary Science or Mathematics Teaching (SSMT). Upon graduation, students are awarded the B.S. degree with majors in Mathematics and SSMT.

**Prospective transfer students should contact as-admissions@fsu.edu (Arts & Sciences Admissions) with specific questions about admission and mapping requirements.**

** Prerequisite Coursework **

__Prerequisite Coursework:__ (0 hours beyond other requirements)

All of the following credits may also be used to meet either General Education or major requirements.

*COP XXXX (3) A scientific programming course designed for computer science majors

MAC X311 (4) Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

MAC X312 (4) Calculus with Analytic Geometry II

MAC X313 (4) Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (5 credits @ FSU)

MAP X302 (4) Ordinary Differential Equations (3 credits @ FSU)

*XXX XXXX (4-5) One laboratory based science courses designed for science majors, prefix BSC, CHM, PHY, or GLY

(PHY X048C or X048 & X048L suggested as it is required for the major)

SMT X043 (1) Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching

SMT X053 (1) Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design

*See major requirements before selecting courses to meet these prerequisites.

Note: State-wide common prerequisites are always under review. For the most current information and for acceptable alternative courses, visit the “Common Prerequisites Manual.” This is available from the “Student Services” section of http://www.flvc.org .

** Requirements **

__Requirements for graduation in the College of Arts and Sciences include:__

The College of Arts and Science requires proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate (2220 or equivalent) level or sign language through the advanced (2614 or equivalent) level.

__Progress in this major and formal admission to FSU-Teach and Teacher Education.__

FSU native and transfer students will progress to upper-division (junior) status in the College of Arts and Sciences in the same manner as other mathematics majors: an AA degree; or 52 earned credits (including at least half of the General Education requirements, to include English composition and mathematics), at least a 2.50 GPA and completion of appropriate milestones.

__To be recognized as “formally admitted” into this major, students must meet the following requirements:__

1) certification to upper division (or transfer admission into Mathematics as a junior);

2) completion of 18 hours of General Education requirements or an AA degree;

3) satisfactory completion of “Step 1” and “Step 2” courses;

4) a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.50;

5) completion of all of the common prerequisite courses for the Mathematics major; and

6) a passing score on all four parts of the FTCE General Knowledge Test. Once these are complete, the student must apply to Educator Preparation online at http://exlplorefsucoe.com/admissions .

**Departmental policy on grades and progress in the major.**

A grade of C minus or better is required in all courses to be counted toward this degree. A student who has accumulated more than one grade below a C minus (including grades of U) in the calculus sequence MAC2311, MAC2312, MAC2313 at Florida State University or elsewhere, whether repeated or not, will not be permitted to continue as a major in the department.

A student who has accumulated more than five grades below C minus (including grades of U) in any mathematics or collateral course required for the degree taken for college credit at Florida State University or elsewhere, whether repeated or not, will not be permitted to continue as a major in the department. The collateral courses include COP3014 or ISC3313, PHY2048C, STA4321 and includes the collateral coursework with prefixes BSC, HIS, MAT, RED, SMT or TSL.

**Major Program of Studies at FSU:** (81 to 82 hours)

__Required courses for the Mathematics Major:__ (44-45 hours)

__Core requirements__ (28 hours)

MAC 2311 (4) Calculus with Analytical Geometry I

MAC 2312 (4) Calculus with Analytical Geometry II

MAC 2313 (5) Calculus with Analytical Geometry III

MAP 2302 (3) Ordinary Differential Equations

MAS 3105 (4) Applied Linear Algebra I

STA 4321 (3) Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

PHY 2088C (5) General Physics A with Lab

__One of the following:__ (3 hours)

COP 3014 (3) Programming I

ISC 3313 (3) Introduction to Scientific Computing

** Choose at least one course from each group:** (12-13 hours)

__Algebra__

MAS 3301 (3) Introduction to Modern Algebra

MAS 4302 (3) Introduction to Abstract Algebra

MAS 4203 (3) Theory of Numbers

__Analysis__

MAA 4402 (3) Complex Variables

MAA 4224 (3) Introduction to Analysis or MAA 4226 (3) Advanced Calculus I

__Geometry__

MTG 4212 (3) College Geometry

__Modeling__

MAP 4103 (3) Mathematical Modeling (S/U grade only)

MAP 4176 (4) Actuarial Models

MAP 4180 (3) Game Theory and Applications

MAP 4481 (3) Mathematical Modeling in Biology

__At least two electives from the following:__(6 hours; at least one elective must be at the 3000-level or higher)

MAA 4227 (3) Advanced Calculus II

MAD 2104 (3) Discrete Mathematics I

MAD 3105 (3) Discrete Mathematics II

MAP 4153 (3) Vector Calculus with Intr. to Tensors

MAP 4170 (3) Introduction to Actuarial Science

MAP 4202 (3) Optimization

MAP 4216 (3) Calculus of Variations

MAP 4341 (3) Elementary Partial Differential Equations I

MAS 4106 (3) Applied Linear Algebra II

MGF 3301 (3) Introduction to Advanced Mathematics

MHF 4302 (3) Mathematical Logic

MTG 4302 (3) Elementary Topology I

Or an additional course from the Algebra, Analysis, or Modeling groups.

__Required courses for the Education major:__(32 hours)

SMT 1043 (1) Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching

SMT 1053 (1) Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design

SMT 3100 (3) Knowing and Learning

SMT 4664 (3) Project Based Instruction

SMT 4945 (6) Apprentice Teaching

SMT 4301 (3) Classroom Interactions

*HIS 3505 (3) Perspectives on Science and Mathematics

**ISC 3523C (3) Research Methods

MAT 3503 (3) Functions and Modeling

RED 4335 (3) Content Area Reading for Secondary School Teachers

TSL 4324 (3) ESOL Instruction in the Content Area

*HIS 3505 fulfills a General Education requirement for History

**ISC 3523C fulfills a General Education in science for mathematics students.

**Computer Skills Competency:**COP 3014 (3) Programming I or ISC 3313 (3) Introduction to Scientific Computing meets this requirement for the major.

**Oral Communication Competency:**Students must demonstrate the ability to orally transmit ideas and information clearly. SMT 4664 will satisfy this requirement for the major.

__Minimum Program Requirements - Summary__

Total Hrs. Required 120

General Education 36*

Prerequisite Coursework 0 beyond other requirements*

Major Coursework 81-82

Foreign Language 0-12 (depending on placement)

Computer Skills 0 beyond prerequisites/majo4

Oral Competency 0-3

Electives to bring total hours to 120

*The 22 hours of prerequisite coursework may also be used to satisfy General Education and major requirements.

** Mapping **

Mapping is FSU’s academic advising and monitoring system. Academic progress is monitored each Fall and Spring semester to ensure that students are on course to earn their degree in a timely fashion. Transfer students must meet mapping guidelines to be accepted into their majors. You may view the map for this major at www.academic-guide.fsu.edu/.

** Remarks **

1. A minimum of 45 hours at the 3000 level or above, 30 of which must be taken at this University.

2. Half of the major course semester hours must be completed in residence at this University.

3. The final 30 hours must be completed in residence at this University.

4. Students who plan to earn the B. A. degree must complete both a foreign language through the intermediate (2200 or equivalent) level and nine additional hours in the fields of history and humanities.

** Employment Information **

__Salary Information:__ National Association of Colleges and Employers, Occupational Outlook Handbook

__Representative Job Titles Related to this Major:__ Middle school or high school teacher of mathematics, mathematician, research analyst.

__Representative Employers:__ Public and private schools, research and engineering firms, government agency.

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