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Mathematics: Education Emphasis

Bachelor of Science

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Students in the Secondary Mathematics Education Program receive exceptional preparation as mathematics majors and as teachers who will join the mathematics teaching profession as reflective practitioners with strong mathematics content knowledge.Students who complete the program, graduate from the UA, and pass required content and pedagogy exams through the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) are certified to teach secondary mathematics (grades 6-12) in Arizona and are eligible for secondary certification in other states.

Major Details

College: College of Science
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Math Required:


    This strand involves skill and facility with calculus. The S-strand begins at one of two calculus options - MATH 124 (Calculus I with Applications) or MATH 125 (Calculus I). Students who successfully complete the S-strand may continue on to MATH 129 (Calculus II), MATH 223 (Vector Calculus), or beyond. Those who choose but are not ready to begin the S-strand will be required to take preparatory work.
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
Calculus I 3
ENGL 101 First-Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
Second Language 4
General Elective 1
2nd Semester
MATH 129 Calculus II 3
Supporting Computer Science 3
ENGL 102 First-Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
Second Language 4
3rd Semester
MATH 205 Teaching Mathematics 3
MATH 223 Vector Calculus 4
MATH 313 Intro to Linear Algebra 3
Supporting Laboratory Science 4
Tier I General Education 3
4th Semester
MATH 315 Intro Num Thry + Mod Alg 3
MATH 355 Anls Ord Diff Equations 3
EDP 301 EDP Child/Adolescent Dev 3
SERP 400 Survey of Exceptional Students 3
Supporting Laboratory Science 4
5th Semester
MATH 323 Formal Math Reasong + Wrtg 3
MATH 330 Topics in Geometry 3
POL 210 Us & Az Constitution 3
TLS 416 Intr Strc Engl Immersion 3
Tier I General Education 3
6th Semester
MATH 361 Elements of Stats using Calc 3
MATH 406A Curr+Assmnt Sec Sch Math 4
TLS 435 Lit In Multicultural Sch 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
7th Semester
MATH 404 History Of Math 3
MATH 406B Meth Tch Math Sec School 4
MATH 407 Synthesis/Math Concepts 3
Tier II General Education 3
8th Semester
MATH 494C Sec Math Teach Practicum 15

AZ Transfer Pathways

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Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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