## Secondary Mathematics Course Requirements

The mathematics major with secondary education teacher certification leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. The major requires a minimum of 85 semester hours and a maximum of 86 semester hours of required and elective courses. These include 39 semester hours of mathematics, 8 semester hours of calculus-based physics, 6 semester hours of high-level programming languages, and 30 hours of professional courses. Professional courses are subject to change whenever new guidelines are approved by certification agencies. **The Secondary Mathematics program was relocated to the Department of Secondary Education in the School of Education and Human Performance fall 2010. ** The courses required of mathematics majors with secondary education teacher certification are as follows:

## Total Hours: 123 Semester Hours

^{(GE)} General Education Core Requirements

**MAT 1311, 1312, or 1313 will also satisfy the General Core mathematics requirement.*

## Placement and Proficiency Examinations for Mathematics Courses

Students may place out of one or more required mathematics courses (MAT 1311, 1312, 1313, and/or 2303) by taking a series of placement exams and may receive credit toward their general education requirements.

Continuing students may, through the department chair, petition for an examination to be exempted from a nonlaboratory mathematics course. A student must present sufficient documentation to support the petition. Proficiency exams are administered during the final examination period only.

Credit, but no grade, will be granted for courses that the department determines may be by-passed as a result of exemption by examination.