2016-17 Catalog

Publication date June 2016

Mathematics Education Major (Early Adolescence-Adolescence Certification) - Bachelor of Science (BS)

Admission requirements for STEP Program

(Teacher certification program: early adolescence-adolescence certification)

40-41 credits (43-45 total credits including CT 100 or CS 120)

MTH 207Calculus I5
MTH 208Calculus II4
MTH 225Logic and Discrete Mathematics 14
MTH 245Probability and Statistics4
MTH 309Linear Algebra with Differential Equations4
MTH 310Calculus III: Multivariable Calculus4
MTH 321Teaching Mathematics with Technology3
MTH 331Modern Geometry3
MTH 421Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Computer Science in the Secondary School4
Select two additional courses of the following: (at least one course must be at the 400 level)6
Number Theory
Graph Theory
History of Mathematics
Differential Equations
Complex Variables
Numerical Methods
Real Analysis I
Abstract Algebra I
Mathematical Statistics I
Mathematical Statistics II
Mathematical Physics
Studies in Applied Mathematics
Total Credits41
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 may substitute CS 225 for MTH 225.

In addition, CT 100 or CS 120 (3-4 credits) is required.

Additional teacher education requirements are listed in the STEP program core.

All students must complete the general education, college core (waived for teacher certification programs), major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR.  

Baccalaureate degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:

  1. Fulfill the general education requirements.
  2. Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
  3. Complete the courses prescribed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the degree desired in the respective school or college. (No substitutions for graduation may be made in course requirements for a major or minor after the fourth week of the last semester of the senior year.)
  4. Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1 At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 (senior college) level courses. Courses earned at the 100/200 level that transferred to UWL as 300/400 level courses do not apply to this requirement nor do courses from two-year schools.
  5. Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
  6. A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
  7. Submit an application for graduation via the "Apply for Graduation" link in the WINGS Student Center as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester or summer term in residence. December and winter intersession graduates should apply by May 1. May and summer graduates should apply by December 1.
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Grade point average requirements for some programs will be considerably higher than 2.00. Re-entering students may be required to earn credits in excess of the 120 needed for graduation in any curriculum in order to replace credits earned in courses in which the content has changed substantially in recent years. Each case will be judged on its own merit.

No degree will be awarded unless all requirements are fulfilled and recorded within 30 days after the official ending date of each term.

Below is a sample degree plan that can be used as a guide to identify courses required to fulfill the major and other requirements needed for degree completion. A student's actual degree plan may differ depending on the course of study selected (second major, minor, etc.). Also, this sample plan assumes readiness for each course and/or major plan, and some courses may not be offered every term. Review the course descriptions or the class timetable for course offering information.

The sample degree plans represented in this catalog are intended for first-year students entering UWL in the fall term. Students should use the Advisement Report (AR) in WINGS and work closely with their faculty advisor(s) and college dean’s office to ensure declaration and completion of all requirements in a timely manner.

General Education Program
The general education curriculum (Gen Ed) is the common educational experience for all undergraduates at UWL. Sample degree plans include Gen Ed placeholders to ensure completion of the general education requirements. Courses may be rearranged to fit the needs or recommendations of the student’s program of study. Gen Ed courses may be taken during winter term (January between the semesters) and summer to reduce the course load during regular terms (fall and spring). Students should consult with their advisor and/or the assistant to the dean of their college for assistance with course and schedule planning. Refer to the general education requirements for more specific details.

Note: at least 40 credits of the 120 credits required must be earned at the 300/400 level.

This sample degree plan does not establish a contractual agreement. It identifies the minimum requirements a student must successfully complete, to qualify for a degree, in a format intended to assist the student plan their academic career. Actual degree plans may differ.

Year 1
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MTH 207 (Gen Ed Math)5MTH 208 (Gen Ed Math)4
CST 110 (Gen Ed Literacy-Oral)3CS 120 (Gen Ed Logical Systems)4
BIO 100 (Gen Ed Natural Lab Science)4ENG 110 or 112 (Gen Ed Literacy-Written)3
EDS 203 (Gen Ed Self & Society)3Gen Ed Natural Lab Science4
Semester 1 or 2: pass the basic skills test requirement prior to admission into the teacher education program.1 University Elective1
 15 16
Year 2
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MTH 309 or 3104Apply for admission to the STEP Program by 4th Monday of the semester.1 
MTH 2254MTH 2454
Gen Ed Health & Well-Being3MTH 309 or 3104
EDS 206 (Gen Ed Minority Cultures)3EDS 3092
Gen Ed Arts2-3HIS 101 or 102 (Gen Ed World Hist)3
 Gen Ed Arts2-3
 16 15
Year 3
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MTH 3213MTH 3313
PSY 2123MTH Elective (see list)3
Gen Ed Hum-Lit3EDS 3514
University Elective3PSY 3703
University Elective3Gen Ed Global Studies3
 15 16
Year 4
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MTH 4214Pre-requisite for student teaching includes GPA of 2.75 in each: combined cumulative, major, minor, and professional education sequence; and a passing score on the Praxis II content test.2 
MTH Elective 400-level (see list)3EDS 4921
EDS 3192EDS 49412
SPE 4013 
University Elective2 
 14 13
Total Credits: 120
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See the STEP Admissions website for details.

2

See the Office of Field Experience for details about applying to student teaching.

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