May 21, 2022
We are excited that you are pursuing a secondary teaching degree. At PFW, we offer secondary teaching licenses in collaboration with several different content areas. We do this through a Dual Degree program. This means that each student earns a degree in the content area as well as a separate degree in Secondary Education. Even though it is a dual degree program, we accept all 60 credits from the Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University TSAP program and only require 60 credits at PFW to complete degrees in Mathematics and Secondary Education.
At the time you are admitted to PFW, you will declare your majors with the Department of Mathematics and the School of Education.
- Completion of the TSAP in Secondary Education - Mathematics A.S. degree is required for admission to the TSAP dual degree.
- No courses beyond the requirements for TSAP A.S. degree are required for admission to the B.S. in Mathematics program. For admission to professional education, a minimum 2.70 cumulative GPA (PFW) as well as a 2.70 cumulative GPA in your major course work with at least 50% completed in major is required.
- For graduation, a 3.00 cumulative GPA and 3.00 major GPA are required.
- All students in the B.S. with majors in Mathematics and Secondary Education are expected to meet the same student learning outcomes and program requirements. Additional program requirements exist for all students in the B.S. with a major in Mathematics and the B.S.Ed in Secondary Education. Please see program pages for additional details.
- You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for each degree program. Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chairs or deans.
- List of Major courses and supporting courses required at PFW; total credits in program = 120.
Mathematics Core: Credits 30-32
- CS 11400 Introduction to Visual Programming (3 cr) or CS CS 16000 Introduction to Computer Science I (4 cr)
- MA 17500 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics (3 cr)
- MA 31400 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling (Gen Ed C.8) (3 cr)
- MA 45300 Elements of Algebra (3 cr)
- MA 46000 Geometry (3 cr)
- MA 58000 History of mathematics (3 cr)
- STAT 51100 Statical Methods or STAT 51600 Basic Probability and Applications (3 cr)
- Mathematics electives (6 cr) (see Mathematics program description page for a list of courses).
- Science elective (3 - 4 cr) (see Mathematics program description page for a list of courses).
Education Core: Credits 27
- EDU 30600 Teaching Students with Special Needs in the Secondary Classroom (3 cr)
- EDU 40500 The Middle and Junior HIgh School (3 cr) and EDU 30100 Laboratory/Field Experience (0 cr)
- EDU 40101 Critical Reading in the Content Area (3 cr) and EDU 40100 Laboratory/Field Experience (0 cr)
- EDU 44800 Methods of Teaching HIgh School Mathematics (3 cr)
- EDU 47500 Adolescent Development and Classroom Management (3 cr)
- EDU 48000 Student Teaching in the Secondary School (12 cr)
Complete necessary electives to bring program total to 120 credits.