Secondary Mathematics

Secondary Mathematics Endorsement Requirements:

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of and be able to teach the concepts, skills, and processes of mathematics as defined in the Nebraska Content Standards for eighth and twelfth grades.

Demonstrate an understanding of and be able to apply the processes of mathematics, including being able to:

  1. Use problem-solving approaches to investigate and understand mathematical content
  2. Formulate and solve problems from both mathematics and everyday situations
  3. Communicate mathematical ideas orally and in writing using everyday language, mathematical language, symbols, and graphs
  4. Make mathematical conjectures, evaluate arguments and validate mathematical thinking
  1. Examine relationships within mathematics
  2. Connect mathematics to other disciplines and real-world situations
  3. Use technology in exploration, computation, graphing, and problem solving
  4. Use instructional strategies based on current research as well as national, state, and local standards relating to mathematics instruction.
Major/Endoresment Requirements
Endorsement Requirements (35 hrs)
MATH 106
Prereqs: Appropriate score on the Math Placement Exam; or grade of P, C, or better in MATH 102 or MATH 103
Credit for both MATH 104 and MATH 106 is not allowed.
Functions of one variable, limits, differentiation, exponential, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, maximum-minimum, and basic integration theory (Riemann sums) with some applications.
Credit Hours: 5
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 3
Groups: Introductory Mathematics Courses
MATH 107
Prereqs: A grade of P, C or better in MATH 106.
Integration theory; techniques of integration; applications of definite integrals; series, Taylor series, vectors, cross and dot products, lines and planes, space curves.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lecture 5
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 3
Groups: Introductory Mathematics Courses
MATH 208
Prereqs: A grade of P, C or better in MATH 107.
Vectors and surfaces, parametric equations and motion, functions of several variables, partial differentiation, maximum-minimum, Lagrange multipliers, multiple integration, vector fields, path integrals, Green's Theorem, and applications.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 3
Groups: Introductory Mathematics Courses
Prereqs: A grade of P, C, or better in  MATH 208 or MATH 208H
Elementary number theory, including induction, the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic, and modular arithmetic. Introduction to rings and fields as natural extension of the integers.  Particular emphasis on the study of polynomials with coefficients in the rational, real, or complex numbers.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Advanced Mathematics Courses
Prereqs: A grade of P, C, or better in MATH 310 or MATH 310H
NOT open to MATH majors EXCEPT those under degree option "E" who are seeking a secondary mathematics teaching endorsement.
Modern elementary geometry, plane transformations and applications, the axiomatic approach, Euclidean constructions. Additional topics vary.
This course is a prerequisite for: MATH 408, MATH 808
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Introductory Mathematics Courses
MATH 314/814
Prereqs: A grade of P, C, or better in  MATH 208 or MATH 208H
Not open to MA or MS students in mathematics or statistics
Fundamental concepts of linear algebra, including properties of matrix arithmetic, systems of linear equations, vector spaces, inner products, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and diagonalization.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 3
Groups: Advanced Mathematics Courses
MATH 221/821
Prereqs: A grade of P, C, or better in MATH 208 or MATH 208H
Not open to MA or MS students in mathematics or statistics.
First- and second-order methods for ordinary differential equations including: separable, linear, Laplace transforms, linear systems, and some applications.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 3
Groups: Advanced Mathematics Courses
STAT 380
Statistics and Applications Crosslisted as RAIK 270H
Prereqs: RAIK 183H and MATH 107/107H
Probability calculus; random variables, their probability distributions and expected values; t, F and chi-square sampling distributions; estimation; testing of hypothesis; and regression analysis with applications.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MATH 208 and 310.
NOT open to MATH majors EXCEPT those under degree option "E" who are seeking a secondary mathematics teaching endorsement.
Analysis of the connections between college mathematics and high school algebra and precalculus.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Advanced Mathematics Courses
Prereqs: MATH 310 and 350.
NOT open to MATH majors EXCEPT those under degree option "E" who are seeking a secondary mathematics teaching endorsement.
Analysis of the connections between college mathematics and high school algebra and geometry.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Advanced Mathematics Courses
Pre-Education Status

All newly admitted students who are pursuing a teacher preparation program, except those in non-teaching majors, are classified as pre-education until admitted to a Teacher Education Program.

Pre-Professional Education Requirements (13 hrs)

Students must complete the following courses before applying to the Secondary Teacher Education Program:

Fundamental concepts and principles of human development with reference to cognitive and social/emotional development from late childhood to early adulthood. Biosocial forces which affect behavior and development in adolescents as they relate to educational practice.
This course is a prerequisite for: EDPS 457
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6
Recommended concurrent enrollment with EDPS 251. EDPS 297 assignments assume knowledge of content from EDPS 251 or equivalent course.
Guided participation in schools/agencies offering programs for youth. Participating students are provided with introductory experiences working with youth in educational contexts, opportunities for one-on-one instruction and support, and prepared for subsequent advanced practicum experiences. Placements range from after-school academic programs to middleschool and highschool classrooms.
This course is a prerequisite for: SPED 454
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Development of understanding related to theories and applications of technology use in K12 classrooms and Speech Language Pathology settings. Guided learning experiences, professional learning networks, human centered design, learning theory, web and mobile applications,  portfolios, and education technology at the intersection of race, gender, and class.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 2
Prereqs: Sophomore standing.
Questions of educational purpose and the complex relationship between school and society. Brings disciplinary resources to bear for developing interpretive, normative, and critical perspectives on education, inside and outside of schools.
This course is a prerequisite for: MUED 282
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 8
TEAC 330
Multicultural Education Crosslisted as ETHN 330
Prereqs: Sophomore standing.
Role of minority group status in American society. Ethnic minority group cultures, the existence of subcultures within the mainstream of society, women in the social setting, and their relationship to the American education process. Analytic methods of study.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
Specific Program Requirements

econdary education endorsements (or majors) are divided into fields or single subjects. Students graduating from the College of Education and Human Sciences or working toward certification must complete one field endorsement or two subject endorsements and must take a methods course and student teach in each endorsement. A few supplemental endorsements are available that may enhance employment possibilities. Students may contact the College Student Services Center, 105 Henzlik Hall, for additional information or an explanation of the requirements.

Professional Education Requirements

Students must be accepted into the Secondary Teacher Education Program before enrolling in the Professional Education courses. Upon acceptance, course numbers and call numbers can be obtained from the appropriate subject matter adviser in the College Student Services Center.

Professional Education(28 hrs)
TEAC 397
Professional Practicum Experience III Crosslisted as EDPS 397, SPED 397
Prereqs: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children and/or youth. A. Elementary Level (1-10 cr) An accompanying seminar is included where the professional role of the teacher is discussed. D. Unified Primary K-3 (EDPS, SPED 397D) (1-10 cr) I. Secondary Art (1-10 cr) J. Secondary Business Education (1-10 cr) L. Information Technology (1-10 cr) M. Secondary Industrial Education (1-10 cr) N. Secondary Language Arts (1-10 cr) O. Secondary Marketing Education (1-10 cr) P. Secondary Mathematics (1-10 cr) Q. Middle Level (1-10 cr) An accompanying seminar is included where the professional role of the teacher is discussed. R. Secondary Modern Languages (1-10 cr) V. Secondary Science (1-10 cr) W. Secondary Social Science (1-10 cr)
Credit Hours: 1-10
Max credits per degree: 10
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Admission to the Teacher Education Program; completion of 80 percent of subject-area course work with a 2.5 GPA or better.
Theoretical issues in the area of teaching and learning as applied to the individual disciplines. I. Secondary Art Prereq: As listed above and TEAC 306 or 406/806. Investigates topics/issues impacting the teaching of art, including the theory and practice of discipline-based art education. Planning and incorporation of innovative approaches embracing the diversity of students. K. Career and Technical Education Prereq: As listed above. Procedures for writing, selecting and organizing subject matter for instruction. L. Methods of Teaching Information Technology (3 cr) Prereq: As listed above and TEAC 259; parallel TEAC 397L or 894L. Objectives, teaching materials, and methods of presentation emphasizing the organization and management of computer science instruction. [IS]N. Secondary Language Arts (3 or 4 cr) Prereq: As listed above, including ENGL 357, 377; and TEAC 438/838; and grade average of "B" (3.0) or better in subject-area. Theoretical issues in the teaching and learning of writing, language, and literature. *O. Marketing Education Prereq: As listed above and TEAC 452K. Objectives, teaching materials, selection, and organization of subject matter, and methods of instruction and evaluation in marketing. [IS]P. Secondary Mathematics Prereq: As listed above. Innovative methodology and planning, teaching, and evaluating math lessons for diverse learners. [IS]R. Secondary Modern Languages Prereq: As listed above. Investigates issues in second language learning and teaching from the perspective of proficiency: contextualized practice in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and culture. Methodological approaches, review of research, testing guidelines, accuracy, the affective and cognitive needs of students, and the incorporation of authentic materials/language. [IS]V. Secondary Science Prereq: As listed above and parallel with TEAC 397I. Investigates issues in secondary science learning and teaching with emphasis on contextualized practice in each field as well as interdisciplinary approaches to planning, research, testing, laboratory safety, and the affective and cognitive needs of diverse learners. [IS]W. Secondary Social Science Prereq: As listed above. Theoretical issues in teaching and learning in the individual and integrated social sciences.
Credit Hours: 3-4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Admission to the Teacher Education Program; completion of 80 percent of subject-area course work with 2.5 GPA or better.
Focus on practical issues in the area of teaching and learning as applied to the individual disciplines. I. Secondary Art Prereq: As listed above and TEAC 306 or 406/806. Theory and research into curriculum incorporating technology, interdisciplinary approaches, active learning, and course content designed to enhance art understanding by students of diversity. J. Business Education Prereq: As listed above and TEAC 451K and parallel with TEAC 397J. Objectives, teaching materials, selection and organization of subject matter, and methods of instruction and evaluation in business subjects. M. Industrial Education Prereq: As listed above and TEAC 451K and parallel TEAC 397M. Objectives, curricula, methodology, evaluation, planning, classroom management and course organization. [IS]N. Secondary Language Arts Prereq: As listed above and parallel with TEAC 397I. Planning, teaching, and evaluating language arts lessons for diverse learners. P. Secondary Mathematics Prereq: As listed above and TEAC 451P/851P with a grade of "C+" or better. Conceptualizing the 7-12 curriculum through multimedia and active, discovery learning. [IS]R. Secondary Modern Languages Prereq: As listed above. Second-language acquisition and learning theory and their relationship to curriculum planning and development. Practice in creative language-use activities designed to build second language reading, writing, speaking, listening, and culture skills. Development of teacher as observer, reflector, and recorder of individual student needs. [IS]V. Secondary Science Prereq: As listed above and TEAC 451V/851V. Curricular materials, including the application of technology, as they relate to classroom instruction with diverse populations. [IS]W. Secondary Social Science Prereq: As listed above. Societal diversity and its impact on the 7-12 social science curriculum, regional and national curricular trends, and emerging theory and research in social studies education.
Credit Hours: 2-3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: EDPS 251, CYAF 160, PSYC 289 or instructor permission.
This course will provide secondary education majors with training in theories and research-based practice in learning, motivation, and assessment that supports teaching and learning within diverse secondary educational settings. Topics include human cognition, theories of motivation, classroom management, and classroom-based assessment generally and as applied to specific secondary education content areas.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6