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athematics Education
 

Programs

We currently have three different undergraduate preparation programs for the various levels of mathematics education, two of which lead to certification.

B.A. in Education with a major in Elementary Education - Our competitive Elementary Education Program is chaired by Dr. Mary Shake. The model for the early elementary education program presumes a collaborative relationship between school and university personnel focused on ensuring a high level of individual attention to the mentoring and socialization of teacher candidates. An area of specialization is now required for the program. Available areas of specialization are: Language and Writing, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Mathematics, Science, Creative Arts, and Special Education/LBD. For application and admission information please visit: http://www.uky.edu/Education/applications.html The curriculum contract for the elementary education program can be found here.

    Dr. Molly Fisher and Mrs. Bev Dean work with the students in the elementary education program in regards to the mathematics education. Math courses required in the Elementary Education Program:

  • USP Mathematics requirement (MA 109 or MA 110 or Math ACT 26 or UK by-pass exam or any calculus course)
  • STA 200: Statistics: A force in human judgment
  • MA 201: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I
  • MA 202: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
  • MA 310: Problem Solving for Teachers and/or
  • MA 241: Geometry for Middle School Teachers
  • EDC 337: Teaching Mathematics in Elementary Schools

B.A. in Education with a major in Middle School Education - Our competitive Middle School Program is chaired by Ms. Tammy Board. The Middle School Program emphasizes the development of professionally trained specialists in teaching early adolescents. As such, the program models team teaching and collaborative learning. Active learning experiences are emphasized, as are real-world connections. Throughout the program, students are encouraged to gather data continuously and to use this data in planning effective instruction. Two areas of specialization are required for the program. Available areas of specialization are: English and Communication, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Special Education/LBD. For application and admission information please visit: http://www.uky.edu/Education/applications.html The curriculum contract for the Middle School Program can be found here.

    Dr. Xin Ma teaches the Middle School Mathematics Methods course. Math courses required in the Middle School Education Program

  • USP Mathematics requirement (MA 109 or MA 110 or Math ACT 26 or UK by-pass exam or any calculus course)
  • USP Inference and Communication Skills requirement (any calculus course or STA 200 and PHI 120 or 320)
  • EDC 345: Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School
  • MA 201: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I
  • MA 202: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
  • CS 101: Introduction to Computing I
  • MA 123: Elementary Calculus and Its Applications or
  • STA 291: Statistical Method
  • MA 310: Mathematical Problem Solving for Teachers (middle school section)
  • MA 162: Finite Mathematics and its Applications

B.A. in Education with a major in Secondary Education, Option: Mathematics Education - The Secondary Mathematics Education Program is chaired by Dr. Margaret Mohr-Schroeder. The Secondary Mathematics Education Program emphasizes the content knowledge needed for secondary mathematics teachers to be successful. No certification is awarded with this B.A. Students interested in certification at the secondary level need to complete the Masters in Education with Initial Certification (MIC). The secondary mathematics education program requires 36 hours of mathematics plus 15 hours of Program Related Studies. A Survey of Secondary Mathematics Curriculum and a Field Experiences courses are the highlights of the Program Related Studies courses. The curriculum contract for the Secondary Mathematics Education Program can be found here. For more information regarding the Secondary Mathematics Education program, including your advising needs, please go to: http://www.uky.edu/Education/EDC/Math/ugadvising/

    Dr. Margaret Mohr-Schroeder teaches in the Secondary Mathematics Education Program. Math courses required in the Secondary Mathematics Education Program:

  • USP Mathematics requirement (MA 109 or MA 110 or Math ACT 26 or UK by-pass exam or any calculus course)
  • USP Inference and Communication Skills requirement (any calculus course or STA 200 and PHI 120 or 320)
  • STA 291: Statistical Method
  • CS 101: Introduction to Computing I
  • EDC 421: Survey of Secondary Mathematics Curriculum
  • MA 113: Calculus I
  • MA 114: Calculus II
  • MA 213: Calculus III
  • MA 261: Introduction to Number Theory
  • MA 310: Mathematical Problem Solving for Teachers (secondary section)
  • MA 341: Topics in Geometry
  • MA 320/STA 320: Introductory Probability
  • MA 322: Matrix Algebra and Its Applications
  • MA 330: History of Mathematics

Six hours of the following:

  • MA 214: Calculus IV
  • MA 321: Introduction to Numerical Methods
  • MA 351: Elementary Topology I
  • MA 361: Elementary Modern Algebra I
  • MA 415G: Graph Theory
  • MA 416G: Principles of Operations Research

 

Graduate School Opportunities

Interested in attending graduate school? The UK Mathematics Education Program offers a wide array of programs to suit your needs! Please check out the graduate programs page, listed above, or contact one of the UK Mathematics Education Faculty members. If you are interested in other graduate programs outside of mathematics education, please visit the UK Graduate School Website.

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