Integrated Mathematics - B.S.E.

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies
404 White Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2580
www.kent.edu/ehhs/tlcs


Description

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Integrated Mathematics prepares students for teacher licensure in grades seven to 12. Students complete most of their content coursework during their first three years; methods coursework typically begins during the spring of their third year. During the final year of the program, candidates complete remaining content courses, mathematics teaching methods courses and a year-long placement in a local school district, which concludes with 13 weeks of student teaching in the spring.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Accreditation

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Admission Requirements

Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to a major and/or admission to professional coursework for a selective admission program. To be admitted directly into a teacher education program, it is required that new freshmen have a 2.750 high school GPA. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements of their intended major may enroll as into EHHS General until which time they have established a Kent State GPA of 2.750.

The College of Education, Health and Human Services considers a student to have established a Kent State University GPA after the student has successfully completed a minimum of 12 Kent State University credit hours. Undergraduate students who have not completed a minimum of 12 Kent State University credit hours will be evaluated for admission into programs, advanced study and professional phase based on their high school GPA for new freshmen or transfer GPA for transfer students. Once a student has successfully completed a minimum of 12 Kent State University credit hours, only the student’s Kent State overall GPA will be considered for admission into a program, advanced study, and professional phase.

For more information on admissions, visit the admission website.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

 

Progression Requirements

Students must meet all professional requirements for admission to advanced study. To be admitted, students must display evidence of the following:

  • Adequate communication skills
  • Sound content area knowledge (language arts, mathematics, science or social studies)
  • Basic understanding of the teaching profession
  • Basic understanding of adolescents
  • Dispositions aligned with the conceptual framework of the College of Education, Health and Human Services, including being open-minded, flexible, caring and responsible.

Faculty will select the most qualified applicants based on an interview; letters of recommendation; GPA; Praxis Core scores; and performance in English and communication studies coursework. Applicants to the Integrated Mathematics major must have experience working with young adults in a supervisory capacity, such as tutoring, camp counseling, volunteer work or related experience. Students should contact the College of Education, Health and Human Services’ Vacca Office of Student Services, 304 White Hall, during the first year of study to inquire about the procedures and criteria associated with advanced study.

 
 

University Requirements 

All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE:  University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Diversity Domestic/Global (DIVD/DIVG) 2 courses
Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core.
Experiental Learning Requirement (ELR) varies
Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience.
Kent Core (see table below) 36-37
Writing-Intensive Course (WIC) 1 course
Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course.
Upper-Division Requirement 39 (or 42)
Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and/or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours.
Total Credit Hour Requirement 120
Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 9
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Additional (KADL) 6
Total Credit Hours: 36-37

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

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Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA; min C grade required in all courses)
CS 10051INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE (KMCR) 4
MATH 12002ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
MATH 12003ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 5
MATH 21001LINEAR ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS 3
MATH 22005ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III 4
MATH 30011BASIC PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS 3
MATH 31011DISCRETE MATHEMATICS 3
MATH 34001FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF ALGEBRA 3
MATH 34002FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF GEOMETRY 3
MATH 47021HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS 3
Major Electives A, choose from the following:6
INTRODUCTION TO MODERN ALGEBRA I (ELR) (WIC)
INTRODUCTION TO MODERN ALGEBRA II (ELR) (WIC)
THEORY OF MATRICES
THEORY OF NUMBERS
Mathematics Upper-Division Electives (MATH 30000 or 40000 level)
Mathematics Electives B, choose from the following:6
GRAPH THEORY AND COMBINATORICS
EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY
LINEAR GEOMETRY
ELEMENTARY TOPOLOGY
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
ADED 32142PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING ADOLESCENTS (WIC) (min C grade)3
ADED 32268THE SECONDARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM (min C grade)3
ADED 42268TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS (min C grade)3
ADED 42292FIELD WORK PRACTICUM (ELR) (min C grade)3
ADED 42357SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING (ELR) 9
ADED 49525INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (min C grade)3
COMM 15000INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
CULT 29535EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY (min C grade)3
EPSY 29525EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (min C grade)3
HED 42575HEALTH AND LEARNING: STRATEGIES FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS (min C grade)3
ITEC 39525EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (min C grade)3
PHIL 21002INTRODUCTION TO FORMAL LOGIC (KMCR) 3
PSYC 11762GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
SPED 23000INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) (min C grade)3
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Composition (min C grade)6
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)9
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)3
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)6-7
Minimum Total Credit Hours:121

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.600 2.750

Double Majors/Dual Degrees

Students seeking to declare an additional teacher education major in the B.S.E. degree (double major), or in a different degree (dual degree) may have the double major/dual degree approved as long as the following requirements are met:

  1. Approval is received from the academic unit administrating each major. A program of study for those interested in pursuing a double major must be approved in writing by faculty from each major area prior to admission to advanced study.
  2. All required content courses are completed for each major
  3. All required methods courses are completed for each major.
  4. Separate practicum and inquiry courses are completed for each major as listed below:
    1. ADED 42292 (or the equivalent required by the major outside the college)
    2. ADED 49525 (or the equivalent required by the major outside the college)
  5. Students who have two majors from among the following only need to take ADED 42357, consisting of a 16-week classroom experience involving both subject areas: Life Sciences, Earth Science, Physical Sciences, Integrated Science, Integrated Mathematics, Life Science/Chemistry, Integrated Social Studies and/or Integrated Language Arts.
  6. Students who have a second major not included in the list above (#5) will have their student teaching requirements determined by faculty from both program areas at the time the program of study is developed, with a minimum 16 weeks spent in the classroom.

Licensure information

Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.

Students must apply for State of Ohio Licensure (defined by completion of all licensure program requirements) within 12 months of program completion. After 12 months, applicants must meet State approved program/licensure requirements that are in effect at the time of application. This means that students who apply after the 12 month deadline may have to take additional coursework if the content, methods courses, program requirements, or licensure requirements have changed from the catalog in force.

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
!CULT 29535 EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
Requirement: pass Praxis Core Reading (156 score), Writing (162 score) and Mathematics (150 score)  
!MATH 12002 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester Three
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA by end of term; minimum 2.600 major GPA  
ITEC 39525 EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 3
MATH 12003 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 5
MATH 34001 FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF ALGEBRA 3
PHIL 21002 INTRODUCTION TO FORMAL LOGIC (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester Four
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA by end of term; minimum 2.600 major GPA  
!EPSY 29525 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
MATH 22005 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III 4
MATH 30011 BASIC PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS 3
MATH 34002 FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF GEOMETRY 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Five
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA by end of term; minimum 2.600 major GPA  
!ADED 32142 PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING ADOLESCENTS (WIC) 3
!CS 10051 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE (KMCR) 4
MATH 21001 LINEAR ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS 3
MATH 31011 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS 3
SPED 23000 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Six
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA by end of term; minimum 2.600 major GPA  
!ADED 32268 THE SECONDARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM 3
HED 42575 HEALTH AND LEARNING: STRATEGIES FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS 3
Major Elective A 3
Major Elective A 3
Major Elective B 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA by end of term; minimum 2.600 major GPA  
!ADED 42268 TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS 3
!ADED 42292 FIELD WORK PRACTICUM (ELR) 3
MATH 47021 HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS 3
Major Elective B 3
 Credit Hours12
Semester Eight
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA by end of term; minimum 2.600 major GPA  
!ADED 42357 SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING (ELR) 9
!ADED 49525 INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 3
 Credit Hours12
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:121