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Secondary Education: Mathematics

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. All students also must fulfill Liberal Arts Core and University requirements, and some of the following courses may also satisfy those requirements. Some coursework also fulfills teaching licensure requirements as specified by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • ED 200 Foundations of Teaching and Learning
  • ED 254 Technology for the K-12 Classroom
  • ED 337 Reading in the Content Areas
  • ED 338 Curriculum Design: Secondary Education
  • ED 351 Assessment to Support Learning in the K-12 Classroom
  • ED 452 Managing the Classroom*
  • ED 460S Student Teaching: Secondary Level*
  • IT 130 Java Programming
  • MA 124 History of Mathematics
  • MA 181 Calculus** or MA 171 Calculus with Precalculus A and MA 172 Calculus with Precalculus B
  • MA 200 Calculus of the Infinite**
  • MA 209 Mathematics Seminar***
  • MA 215 Linear Algebra
  • MA 218 Probability and Statistics
  • MA 221 Multivariable Calculus
  • MA 257 Introduction to Number Theory and Proof Techniques
  • MA 260 Discrete Mathematics for Information Technology
  • MA 261 Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning
  • MA 309 Mathematics Seminar***
  • MA 325 Differential Equations
  • MA 385 Approaches to Teaching Secondary Mathematics
  • MA 409 Mathematics Seminar***
  • MA 420 Abstract Algebra
  • MA 425 Introduction to Real Analysis
  • MA 427 Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometries
  • PHYS 171 Physics I
  • PHYS 172 Physics II
  • PSY 110 Human Growth and Development
  • PSY 341 Psychology of Individuals with Exceptionalities

*ED 452 and ED 460S must be taken at the same time.

**Students may complete either MA 181 or the MA 171 and MA 172 sequence, which is the equivalent of MA 181, during the freshman year. Also, MA 181 and MA 200 can be waived with appropriate AP credit. Students should take noted courses in a sequence specified by an advisor and, upon successful completion, may not subsequently register for a lower-numbered course in the Calculus sequence.

***Transfer students or new majors will not be required to make up Mathematics Seminar classes that met during semesters in which they were not enrolled as a Mathematics major at Marymount; however, they are required to make up the credit hours to meet the 120-credit minimum requirement toward graduation.