Secondary Education: Mathematics, BS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2021-2022. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.50
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I 13
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II 1
Critical Analysis and Writing II 1
Technical Writing 1
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 2144Calculus I (A) 1, 24
Select 3 hours from the following:3
Computer Programming (A) 1, 2
Computer Science I (A) 1, 2
Humanities (H)
Course designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Courses designated (N) with one (L)
PHYS 1114College Physics I (LN)4
or PHYS 2014 University Physics I (LN)
PHYS 1214College Physics II (LN)4
or PHYS 2114 University Physics II (LN)
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Courses designated (S)3
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)4
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Minimum grade of “C” or “P” in each course
EDHS 1112First Year Seminar2
Select 8 hours of electives8
6 hours may need to be foreign language
Hours Subtotal10
Major Requirements
Minimum GPA 2.50 with a minimum grade of “C’ or “P” in each course in the emphasis area and those with 1, 2 footnote.
Calculus, Abstract Algebra, Geometry
MATH 2153Calculus II (A)3
MATH 2163Calculus III3
MATH 3613Introduction to Abstract Algebra3
MATH 4403Geometry3
Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Modern Analysis, Combinatorial Math, Number Theory
MATH 2233Differential Equations3
MATH 3013Linear Algebra (A)3
MATH 4023Introduction to Analysis3
MATH 4663Combinatorics3
Select one of the following:3
Number Theory
Introduction to Cryptography
Groups and Representations
History, Mathematical Modeling, Research
MATH 3303Advanced Perspectives on Functions and Modeling for Secondary Teachers3
MATH 3933Research Methods3
MATH 4033History of Mathematics3
Statistical Methods
STAT 4013Statistical Methods I (A)3
or STAT 4053 Statistical Methods I for the Social Sciences (A)
Select 3 hours of 4000-level MATH or STAT or upper-division CS or PHYS3
Hours Subtotal42
Professional Core Requirements
Minimum GPA 2.50 with a minimum grade of “C” or “P” in each course
CIED 4720Internship in the Secondary Classroom 36
SMED 1012Inquiry Approaches to Teaching2
SMED 3013Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science3
SMED 4003Teaching Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics 33
SMED 4013Classroom Interactions 33
SMED 4023Problem-Based Learning in Mathematics and Science 33
SMED 4053Teaching Geometry in the Secondary School 33
SMED 4723Senior Seminar in Secondary Mathematics and Science Education 33
SPED 3202Educating Exceptional Learners (D)2
Hours Subtotal28
Total Hours120

Other Requirements

  • 40 hours of upper-division coursework.
  • Required for graduation and recommendation for Standard Certification:
    1. 2.50 Overall GPA;
    2. 2.50 GPA in Major Requirements and specified general education courses; and
    3. 2.50 GPA in Professional Core Requirements.
  • The student must earn minimum grades of “C” or “P” in each course in the Major Requirements and Professional Core Requirements and must earn grades of “P” in all sections of observation courses and student teaching for recommendation for Certification.
  • Students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at the novice high level from among those languages identified by the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability. For clarification see OSU academic advisor. This proficiency can be demonstrated by presenting a high school transcript which demonstrates two years of study of a single foreign language with grades of “B” or better. Or, students may complete 3 hours college credit in a single language with no grade below C (or pass an advanced standing examination, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam, or Oral Proficiency Interview developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, equivalent to 3 hours of college credit.) Students whose primary language is other than English may document proficiency in English as their second language with a score of 550 or more on the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Or, students may meet the requirement by transfer of documentation of meeting the foreign language competency from one of the teacher education programs in the State of Oklahoma approved by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2027.