Mathematics, B.A.

Overall Requirements 

  • 122 credit hours, to include at least 36 credits at or above the 300 course level
  • Minimum grade of C (2.0) required for all CSC, MAT, and STA courses to count toward the major.

Degree Program Requirements

University Requirements
General Education Core Requirements (GEC)
College of Arts and Sciences Additional Requirements (CAR)

Major Requirements

Core Courses33
Calculus I
Discrete Mathematical Structures
Calculus II
Calculus III
Elementary Linear Algebra
Introduction to Abstract Algebra
Ordinary Differential Equations
Calculus IV
Introduction to Mathematical Analysis
Senior Seminar in Mathematics
Introduction to Probability and Statistical Inference
Select3
Select one 500-level MAT course. *

High School Teaching Licensure Concentration Requirements

Admission to the Concentration

A student who seeks admission to the Mathematics major with High Teaching Licensure concentration is expected to achieve:

  1. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 overall and 2.50 in the major
  2. Completion of all courses needed to fulfill the General Education Requirements; and
  3. Satisfactory scores on the Praxis I (ACT or SAT—See Praxis I Substitution Table for ACT, SAT, and Praxis I).

Students interested in the High School Teaching Licensure concentration must consult the coordinator of the Secondary Licensure in Mathematics Program upon admittance to UNCG for early discussion of all requirements. Additionally, students must request Admission to the Teacher Education Program from the School of Education Office of Student Services. Candidates should apply for admission to the School of Education Office of Student Services at the end of their sophomore year and be admitted no later than the first semester of their junior year. Please review requirements on their Web page. Consult the Teacher Education Handbook for details. A criminal background check is a required part of the admission process.

Admission to Student Teaching

During the junior year, students already admitted to the Teacher Education Program must apply for admission to student teaching. Admission includes:

  1. Completion of requirements specific to the major with the possible exception of the 500-level MAT course.
  2. Eligibility to enter student teaching requires maintaining an overall GPA of 3.0 or better and a major GPA of 2.50 or better after being admitted to the concentration, and achieving a grade of C or better in each major course and in each professional course. After admission to the concentration, if a student fails to maintain an overall GPA of 3.0, the student has one semester to improve his or her grade point average. If a student receives a C- or lower in a professional course, the student is eligible to retake the course at its next offering. After admission to the concentration, if a student fails to maintain a major GPA of 2.50, the student has one semester to improve his or her grade point average. If a student receives a C- or lower in a major course, the student is eligible to retake the course at its next offering.

Application to student teaching forms are available online at http://oss.uncg.edu/formsapplications. Forms must be submitted by February 15 for student teaching in the spring of the following year. Student teaching assignments are usually made in schools within commuting distance of UNC Greensboro. Teacher Education students are individually responsible for expenses incurred during student teaching, including transportation. Note: Student Teaching is offered only in the spring semester.

Application for Teacher Licensure

An application for licensure should be filed with the School of Education Office of Student Services within two weeks of graduation. Students should be aware that the licensure process will take six weeks or longer after graduation to be completed. UNC Greensboro recommends for a teacher’s licensure those students who have completed the appropriate teacher education program, attained acceptable competencies, and whose work has been approved by the appropriate department.

Passing scores on the Praxis II (subject-area exams) are no longer required by the state to be recommended for licensure in secondary mathematics; however, successful completion of the Praxis II is required within three years of licensure. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics recommends that a student intending to be licensed take the Praxis II before graduation upon completion of their major courses. (Lateral-entry teachers are required to take the Praxis II.) To be licensed in North Carolina, students must meet the specific state requirements for licensure in effect at the time of their application for licensure, including demonstration of technology competencies.

Teacher Licensure Requirements

Professional Education23
Assessment I: Accountability in Our Nation's Schools
Assessment II: Standardized Tests
Assessment III: Classroom Assessment
Introduction to Instructional Technology for Educational Settings
Axiomatic Foundations of Geometry
Foundations of Mathematics for Teaching I
Foundations of Mathematics for Teaching II
Understanding and Teaching Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings
Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning
Literacy in the Content Area
Child and Adolescent Development and Learning
Teaching English Learners with Diverse Abilities
Student Teaching and Seminar12
Student Teaching and Seminar-Secondary Mathematics *

Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 122 credit hours required for degree.

Mathematics as a Second Major

Requirements for a Second Major in Mathematics are the same as for the Mathematics Major (B.A. or B.S. degree).

Mathematics, B.A., as a Second Academic Concentration

The second academic concentration in Mathematics is designed specifically for Elementary Education Majors and Special Education Majors.

  • Minimum of 18 credit hours
Core Courses9
Calculus I
Calculus II
Fundamental Concepts of Statistics
Select3
Select one from the following:
Plane and Solid Analytic Geometry
Discrete Mathematical Structures
Calculus III
Elementary Linear Algebra
Additional Electives6
Select 6 credits from the following:
Plane and Solid Analytic Geometry
Discrete Mathematical Structures
Calculus III
Elementary Linear Algebra
Introduction to Abstract Algebra
Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
Ordinary Differential Equations
Calculus IV
Problem Solving in Mathematics
Foundations of Geometry for Teachers
Historical Development of Mathematics
Theory of Numbers
Intuitive Concepts in Topology
Combinatorial Analysis