May 21, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

TSAP in Mathematics Teaching (Dual Degree)

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.

Program Requirements

  1. Completion of the TSAP in Secondary Education - Mathematics A.S. degree is required for admission to the TSAP dual degree.
  2. 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.
  3. For graduation, a 3.00 cumulative GPA and 3.00 major GPA are required. 
  4. 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. 
  5. 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.
  6. 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.