College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Secondary Education - Mathematics, Bachelor of Science in Education

Four Year Progression Plan

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAT136 Calculus I 4
Description: Calculus of one variable; basic concepts, interpretations, techniques, and applications of differentiation and integration. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 125 or MAT 125H with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 65+; MATHC 65+; PLACE 70+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
2. MAT123 First Year Seminar 1
Description: This course introduces first year majors to the academic content, degree programs, faculty, resources and opportunities available in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Pass-fail only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. TSM101 Step 1 1
Description: Students explore the teaching profession through observations and teaching science or mathematics lessons in elementary classrooms. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. LS/DIVCOURSE Liberal Studies/Diversity Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3 LIBSTCOURSE Notes
Notes: * PSY 101 - Intro to Psychology is recommended
6. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
7. NAU100 Transition To College 1
Description: Interactive course designed to facilitate student success through exploration of academic, navigation, and life skills, familiarize students with campus resources and services, and assist students in forming a support network. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAT137 Calculus II 4
Description: Concepts, techniques, and applications of integration, differential equations, Taylor polynomials, infinite series. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 136 or MAT 136H with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
2. MAT226 Discrete Mathematics 3
Description: Elementary discrete mathematics including topics from graph theory and combinatorics with emphasis on problem solving. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (MAT 125 or MAT 125H with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 65+; MATHC 65+; PLACE 70+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 100))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "B" or better
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. CS122 Programming For Eng & Sci 2 CS122 Notes
Description: Introduces computer programming for engineers, scientists, and math majors. Emphasizes problem solving, algorithms, and structured programming. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 108 with a grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+) Corequisite: CS 122L
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: *** If you complete a minor in Computer Science, CS 122/L is not required, and another liberal studies course is needed
5. CS122L Prog For Egr & Sci Lab 1 CS122L Notes
Description: Provides guided practical experience with applied engineering and science-oriented programming problems. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Corequisite: CS 122
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: *** If you complete a minor in Computer Science, CS 122/L is not required, and another liberal studies course is needed
6. TSM102 Step 2 1
Description: Students explore the teaching professional through observations and teaching science or mathematics lessons in middle school classrooms. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: TSM 101 with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. STA275 Statistical Analysis 3
Description: A calculus-based applied statistics course. Descriptive statistics; discrete and continuous random variables; probability distributions including binomial, Poisson, normal and t-distributions; one- and two-sample hypothesis tests and confidence intervals; simple linear regression and correlation. Credit cannot be earned in both STA 270 and STA 275. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: MAT 131 or MAT 136 with grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: ** Complete 6 units of MAT or STA courses numbered 238 or higher.
3. TSM300 Knowing And Learning 3
Description: A multidisciplinary perspective focusing on what it means to learn and know science and mathematics. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: TSM 102 with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Apply to NAUTeach Program
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAT320W Foundations Of Mathematics 3
Description: Symbolic logic, set theory, functions, and number systems. Focuses on techniques of proof and mathematical writing. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: MAT 137 with a grade of C or better and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+))
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. MAT185 Functions, Applications & Expl 3
Description: This course is an in-depth study of topics in secondary school mathematics. Emphasis is on modeling with linear, exponential, trigonometric, and logistic functions: curve fitting; discrete and continuous models. Other topics include parametric and polar equations, linear and matrix algebra, regression aspects of statistics, and growth and decay exponential models. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: TSM 101, TSM 102, and MAT 136 with grades of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. TSM350 Classroom Interactions 3 TSM350 Notes
Description: An exploration of the role of content, pedagogy, curriculum, and technology as they promote learning and impact equity. This course contains signature assessments. It is not possible to pass the course without passing the signature assessments. All signature assessments must meet or exceed minimum criteria in order to be recommended for apprentice teaching. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Secondary Teacher Education Program and TSM 300 with a grade of C or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: **** In order to be approved for student teaching, you must complete these five courses, earning a grade of B or better in four of the five courses and earning a C or better in the remaining course (TSM 350, 404, 450, BME 300 & 437)
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAT401 Mthds Tchg Sec Sch Math I 3
Description: Topics and issues related to teaching and learning of numbers/operations, algebra and geometry in grades seven through twelve. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: TSM 101 and 102 w/ grades of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. MAT365 Modern Geometry 3
Description: Major theorems of Euclidean geometry; introduction to non-Euclidean geometry. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: MAT 137 with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: ** Complete 6 units of MAT or STA courses numbered 238 or higher.
4. BME200 Intro Struct English Immersion 3 BME200 Notes
Description: This course provides an introduction to teaching content in English to limited English proficient students in grades P-12 using appropriate approaches, methods, and techniques. Students will become familiar with the study of the philosophy and theory of Structured English Immersion and techniques, approaches, and strategies of Structured English Immersion in P-12 settings. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: **** In order to be approved for student teaching, you must complete these five courses, earning a grade of B or better in four of the five courses and earning a C or better in the remaining course (TSM 350, 404, 450, BME 300 & 437)
5. LS/DIVCOURSE Liberal Studies/Diversity Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAT402 Mthds Tchg Sec Sch Math II 3
Description: Topics and issues related to teaching and learning of precalculus, calculus, probability, and statistics in grades seven through twelve. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: TSM 101, TSM 102, MAT 401, and STA 275 w/ grades of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. MAT318 Elementary Number Theory 3
Description: Mathematical induction, Euclidean algorithm, linear and quadratic congruences, diophantine equations, primes, continued fractions. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: MAT 238 or MAT 320W with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. MAT442 History & Philosophy Of Math 3
Description: Examines the historical development of mathematics and its impact on Western culture; consideration of its philosophical basis, especially in modern mathematics. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: MAT 320W with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
4. TSM404 Research Methods 3 TSM404 Notes
Description: Students design, conduct, and present four inquiries using scientific and mathematical tools. This course contains signature assessments. It is not possible to pass the course without passing the signature assessments. All signature assessments must meet or exceed minimum criteria in order to be recommended for apprentice teaching. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Secondary Teacher Education Program
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: **** In order to be approved for student teaching, you must complete these five courses, earning a grade of B or better in four of the five courses and earning a C or better in the remaining course (TSM 350, 404, 450, BME 300 & 437)
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Attempt AEPA Mathematics Subject Knowledge Test Apply to Apprentice Teaching

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MAT411 Intro To Abstract Algebra 3
Description: Basic algebraic structures. Topics selected from groups, rings, and fields. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: MAT 320W with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
MAT431 Introduction To Analysis 3
Description: The real number system, topology of the real line, limits of sequences and functions, continuity, differentiation, and integration. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: MAT 320W with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. TSM450 Project-based Instruction 3 TSM450 Notes
Description: Students design, implement, and evaluate project-based curricula. Use of technology in instruction and observations of project-based learning are emphasized. This course contains signature assessments. It is not possible to pass the course without passing the signature assessments. All signature assessments must meet or exceed minimum criteria in order to be recommended for apprentice teaching. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: TSM 350 with a grade of C or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: **** In order to be approved for student teaching, you must complete these five courses, earning a grade of B or better in four of the five courses and earning a C or better in the remaining course (TSM 350, 404, 450, BME 300 & 437)
3. BME437 Sei Methods Secondary School 3 BME437 Notes
Description: This course is designed to prepare pre-service and in-service teachers to: assess the needs of secondary English Language Learners (ELL) and develop materials and effective teaching methods. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Co-convenes with BME 537. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Secondary Education Milestone or ISTEP Student Group or SITE Student Group
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: **** In order to be approved for student teaching, you must complete these five courses, earning a grade of B or better in four of the five courses and earning a C or better in the remaining course (TSM 350, 404, 450, BME 300 & 437)
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: General electives are needed to reach the 120 unit total. You may need more or less than 3 units depending on previously taken courses.
Submit graduation application this term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
TSM495C Apprentice Teaching 12
Description: Students participate in teaching science and/or mathematics in the secondary schools as their capstone field experience. Contains assessments that must be successfully completed in order to earn an Institutional Recommendation for certification. This course contains signature assessments. It is not possible to pass the course without passing the signature assessments. All signature assessments must meet or exceed minimum criteria. Pass-fail only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to Apprentice or Student Teaching and department consent and Corequisite: TSM 496C
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
ECI495C Supervised Teaching: Secondary 12
Description: Directed teaching in secondary schools and secondary school content areas; directed and cooperative preparation, teaching, and evaluation; conferences on the theories, issues, and practices in cooperation with the classroom teacher and university supervisor. Candidates must satisfactorily complete the key assessment in this course to be eligible to complete the program. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 24 units of credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Student Teaching Milestone and (Secondary Education Milestone or ISTEP Student Group or SITE Student Group)
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
2. TSM496C Apprentice Teaching Seminar 1
Description: Students reflect on their apprentice teaching experiences and examine a contemporary critical issues in education. A teaching portfolio is produced as a synthesis of the Teacher Education program. This course contains signature assessments. It is not possible to pass the course without passing the signature assessments. All signature assessments must meet or exceed minimum criteria. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Admission to Apprenticeship or Student Teaching Corequisite: TSM 495C or TSM 595 or ECI 495C or ECI 595
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "B" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) CS 122 (2)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

A minimum of 120 units are required for this degree.  A grade of C or better is required for all MAT/STA courses.
The Liberal Studies Mathematics foundation requirement for this major is waived.

* PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (SPW) is recommended

** Major electives include 6 units of MAT or STA courses numbered 238 or higher.

*** If you complete a minor in Computer Science, CS 122/L is not required, and another liberal studies course is needed

**** In order to be approved for student teaching, you must complete these five courses, earning a grade of B or better in four of the five courses and earning a C or better in the remaining course (TSM 350, 404, 450, BME 300 & 437)

 NAUTeach Program Admission:

In order to take NAUTeach courses beyond TSM 300, you must apply for and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Program acceptance is required before enrolling in TSM 350.  Admission requirements are as follows:

  • Completion of TSM 101 and 102 with a grade of C or better.
  • Enrollment in TSM 300 Knowing and Learning.
  • Copy of fingerprint clearance card OR verification of application for fingerprint card.
  • Completion of 30 units of coursework which includes:
    • a grade of at least B for the English foundation requirement (ENG 105 or ENG 101 & 102). If you don¿t receive a 3.0, you may complete an additional English writing course, at the 200 level or above, with at least a B, to meet this requirement.
    • a grade of at least C for the Mathematics foundation requirement (MAT 125, 136, or equivalent).
    • completion of at least three units of content major work.
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.5 in all content major course work.
  • A declared science or mathematics B.S.Ed. major.
You must have a grade point average of at least 2.5 in all of your NAU coursework in order to graduate.
See catalog for additional information regarding application for Apprentice Teaching.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Jared Gardner
Academic Advisor
College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences
Building 21, Room 132
Phone: 928-523-5194
Jared.Gardner@nau.edu
http://www.cefns.nau.edu/Academic/Math/

Debbie Wildermuth
Academic Services Coordinator
College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences
Building 21, Room 132
Phone: 928-523-3842
Email: cefnsacademic@nau.edu

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the Academic Catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.

Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.