Nov 12, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Mathematics/Statistics Education (Composite) - BA, BS


College of Science

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

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  • For more information about Mathematics/Statistics Education (Composite), see the website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an Linda Skabelund. Current students should also meet with an Linda Skabelund and logon to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

3.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU

3.00 GPA

ACT scores of 21 composite and 20 verbal/English and 19 mathematics/quantitative to be admitted

Notes:

Requires a 3.00 GPA

A grade of C or better is required in all department major courses

 

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL)    4     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)    3    
College of Science Course    4   MATH 1220: Calculus II (QL)   4    
Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)   or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)    3   STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI)   3    
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)    3   College of Science Course  4  
      Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)   3  
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

SPED 4000: Education of Students with Disabilities    2     MATH 2280: Ordinary Differential Equations (QI)   3    
MATH 2210: Multivariable Calculus (QI)   3     MATH 3310: Discrete Mathematics   3    
MATH 2270: Linear Algebra (QI)   3     SCED 3210: Educational and Multicultural Foundations (DSS/CI)   3    
STAT 5100: Modern Regression Methods (CI/QI)   3     Breadth Humanities (BHU)   3  
SCED 3210: Educational and Multicultural Foundations (DSS/CI)   3     Breadth American Institutions (BAI)   3  
Breadth American Institutions (BAI)      MATH 3310: Discrete Mathematics   3   
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

MATH 4200: Foundations of Analysis (CI)   3     MATH 5720: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics    3    
MATH 4310: Introduction to Algebraic Structures (CI)   3     MATH 4400: History of Mathematics and Number Theory  or MATH 3010: Pedagogical Foundations of Algebra   3  or 3    

MATH 5710: Introduction to Probability  

3     MATH 4500: Methods of Secondary School Mathematics Teaching   3    
SCED 5100: Motivation and Classroom Management    3   MATH 4300: School Laboratory for Mathematics Teachers Level II    1    
      MATH 3300: School Laboratory for Mathematics Teachers Level I   1    
      Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)    2-3   
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

MATH 5010: Technology for Teaching Mathematics    3     SCED 5500: Student Teaching Seminar   2    
MATH 5020: Mathematical Cognition and Assessment of Mathematical Achievement   3    SCED 5630: Student Teaching in Secondary Schools   10    
STAT 4010: Probability and Statistics for Teachers   3         
SCED 5200: Language, Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (CI)   3          
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Admission Requirements For This Major

In addition to Utah State University's admissions requirements, the mathematics/statistics education (composite) program has additional requirements:

New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission to this major. A 3.0 GPA, ACT scores of 21 composite and 20 verbal/English and 19 mathematics/quantitative and 60 credits of coursework are required for admission to the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP). Students should contact the School of Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL) for information on additional admission criteria.

Transfer students from other institutions or other USU majors need a 3.0 GPA, ACT scores of 21 composite and 20 verbal/English and 19 mathematics/quantitative to be admitted to the major. They also need 60 credits of coursework to be admitted to the STEP. Students should contact the School of Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL) for information on additional admission criteria.

 

Students must complete the General Education Requirements :

Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements :

  • Two courses having CI designation (such as  ,  ,  ; and  STAT 5890 ) will meet the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement
  • One course having QI designation (such as  ,  ,  ,  ; and  ,   will meet the Quantitative Intensive (QI) requirement
  • Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) and Social Sciences (DSS)

 

Capstone Experience


The Capstone Experience is a 3-credit requirement for all Mathematics and Statistics majors.  The Capstone may be satisfied in several ways, including, but not limited to, completing an internship and a reflective essay, participating in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), or completing MATH/STAT 5810.  Other means of satisfying the requirement may be developed on an individual basis between the student and their faculty advisor.