Students seeking a major in Mathematics must take a minimum of 39 hours, which includes:
Mathematics majors planning to teach in South Carolina secondary schools must take CSC 155 or above, MAT 200, 211, 212, 227, 300, 334, 335, 336, 433, plus six semester hours of advanced course work from MAT 338, 341, 342, 428, 443, and 445 or three additional semester hours from the list above and three additional hours of Computer Science courses.
It is recommended that majors take PHY 213, 214, and one course in Economics.
The certification requirements for secondary education (pages 79 in the Academic Catalog) must also be completed.
Some of the courses required for the major may have prerequisites that will require additional course work; some may fulfill Core Curriculum requirements in Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Areas 2 and 3.
Candidates should take EDU 101, 102, 103, or 104 during their freshman year. EDU 224 and EDU 230 should be taken in different semesters during their sophomore year. These classes are prerequisites for all other education courses. Schedules for transfer students will be considered on an individual basis. All candidates must pass Praxis I reading, writing, and mathematics tests in order to take 300- and 400-level education courses, including EDU 382. Candidates must be admitted to Teacher Education before being allowed to take 400-level courses.
Teacher Education students should see page 79 for the Core Curriculum requirements for teacher education.
Newberry College has been awarded a National Science Foundation Robert C. Noyce Scholarship Grant. The Noyce program provides internship and scholarship opportunities for students majoring in chemistry, biology, or math education. For more information click here.
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