Secondary Education
Math

School of Education

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The Francis Marion University School of Education prepares caring and competent teachers for the 21st century.

The Department of Mathematics provides the major knowledge base for students seeking licensure to teach mathematics in the state of South Carolina. The department supports and encourages the conceptual framework of the School of Education.

B.S. in Secondary Education - Math

General Education (42-43 hours)

  • Communications – 9 or 10 hours
    • ENGL 101 – Analysis and Argument or ENGL 101E – Analysis and Argument w/ Ext. Studio and ENGL 101L – Extended Studio (3 or 4)
    • ENGL 102 – Rhetoric, Genre, and Research (3)
    • SPCO 101 – Basics of Oral Communication (3)
  • Social Sciences – 9 hours
    • POLI 101 – United States Government or POLI 103 – Introduction to Political Science
    • Anthropology, Economics, Geography, or Sociology (3)
    • Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Sociology, or Honors 250-259 (3)
  • Humanities – 12 hours
    • Literature (any language) (3)
    • History elective (3)
    • ART 101 – Introduction to Art, MUSI 101 – Introduction to Music, or THEA 101 – Introduction to Theatre (3)
    • MATH 315
  • Mathematics – 6 hours
    • MATH 111 (or 111E) or higher
  • Natural Sciences – 12 hours
    • A – Biology* (4)
    • B – Chemistry, Physics, or Physical Science* (4)
    • C – Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science*, Psychology 206/216, or Honors 280-289* (4)
    • * To satisfy the Natural Sciences Requirement, students must take at least one course from A, at least one course from B, and at least one course from C (above).
    • Credit toward graduation may not be earned in both Physical Science 101- 102 and any chemistry or any physics course.

Pre-Professional Education (6 hours)

  • EDUC 190 – Foundations of Education (3)
  • EDUC 192 – Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Praxis CORE exam must be passed prior to admission to the Education program.

Professional Education (15 hours)

  • EDUC 310 – Practicum: Teaching Reading and Written Language To Exceptional Learners or CS 190 – Programming Fundamentals or MATH 213 or higher
  • EDUC 311 – IEP Development and Transition for Students with Disabilities
  • EDUC 313 – Field Experiences in Instructional Planning and Assessment
  • EDUC 393 – Clinical Experience: Secondary
    • Take concurrently with EDUC 436
  • EDUC 420 – Introduction: Exceptional Learner
  • EDUC 436 – Teach Math in Secondary School
    • Take concurrently with EDUC 393
  • Student Teaching Block *
    • EDUC 487 – Classroom Management
    • EDUC 490 – Directed Teaching
    • *All Student Teaching Block courses must be taken together.

Supporting Courses (6 hours)

  • EDUC 322 – Foundations/Instruction of Reading
  • EDUC 411 – Reading in the Content Areas

Math Courses (40-70 hours)

  • MATH 201 – Calculus I
  • MATH 202 – Calculus II
  • MATH 203 – Calculus III
  • MATH 230 – Discrete Mathematics I
  • MATH 304 – Linear Algebra (
  • MATH 306 – Multivariable Calculus
  • MATH 311 – Transition to Higher Mathematics
  • MATH 312 – Probability and Statistics for Science and Mathematics
  • MATH 315 – History of Mathematics
  • MATH 345 – Plane Geometry
  • MATH 405 – Abstract Algebra
  • MATH 499 – Mathematics Capstone Course
  • MATH 213 – Scientific Programming in Python or CS 190 or CS 226

Course Descriptions

B.A. in Secondary Education - Math

General Education (50-51 hours)

  • Communications – 21 or 22 hours
    • ENGL 101 – Analysis and Argument or ENGL 101E – Analysis and Argument w/ Ext. Studio and ENGL 101L – Extended Studio (3 or 4)
    • ENGL 102 – Rhetoric, Genre, and Research (3)
    • SPCO 101 – Basics of Oral Communication (3)
    • Foreign Language (12)
  • Social Sciences – 9 hours
    • POLI 101 – United States Government or POLI 103 – Introduction to Political Science
    • Anthropology, Economics, Geography, or Sociology (6)
  • Humanities – 12 hours
    • Literature (any language) (3)
    • History elective (3)
    • ART 101 – Introduction to Art, MUSI 101 – Introduction to Music, or THEA 101 – Introduction to Theatre (3)
    • MATH 315
  • Mathematics – 6 hours
    • MATH 111 (or 111E) or higher
    • Philosophy and Religious Studies 203 may be substituted for one of the math courses.
  • Natural Sciences – 8 hours
    • A – Biology* (4)
    • B – Chemistry, Physics, or Physical Science* (4)
    • * To satisfy the Natural Sciences Requirement, students must take at least one course from A, and at least one course from B (above).
    • Credit toward graduation may not be earned in both Physical Science 101- 102 and any chemistry or any physics course.

Pre-Professional Education (6 hours)

  • EDUC 190 – Foundations of Education (3)
  • EDUC 192 – Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Praxis CORE exam must be passed prior to admission to the Education program.

Professional Education (15 hours)

  • EDUC 310 – Practicum: Teaching Reading and Written Language To Exceptional Learners or CS 190 – Programming Fundamentals or MATH 213 or higher
  • EDUC 311 – IEP Development and Transition for Students with Disabilities
  • EDUC 313 – Field Experiences in Instructional Planning and Assessment
  • EDUC 393 – Clinical Experience: Secondary
    • Take concurrently with EDUC 436
  • EDUC 420 – Introduction: Exceptional Learner
  • EDUC 436 – Teach Math in Secondary School
    • Take concurrently with EDUC 393
  • Student Teaching Block *
    • EDUC 487 – Classroom Management
    • EDUC 490 – Directed Teaching
    • *All Student Teaching Block courses must be taken together.

Supporting Courses (6 hours)

  • EDUC 322 – Foundations/Instruction of Reading
  • EDUC 411 – Reading in the Content Areas

Math Courses (40-70 hours)

  • MATH 201 – Calculus I
  • MATH 202 – Calculus II
  • MATH 203 – Calculus III
  • MATH 230 – Discrete Mathematics I
  • MATH 304 – Linear Algebra (
  • MATH 306 – Multivariable Calculus
  • MATH 311 – Transition to Higher Mathematics
  • MATH 312 – Probability and Statistics for Science and Mathematics
  • MATH 315 – History of Mathematics
  • MATH 345 – Plane Geometry
  • MATH 405 – Abstract Algebra
  • MATH 499 – Mathematics Capstone Course
  • MATH 213 – Scientific Programming in Python or CS 190 or CS 226

Course Descriptions