Associate in Arts Mathematics for Secondary Education Emphasis to BAE at ASU

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Whether young people want to manage their time better, create a healthy meal plan, build their financial future, or develop renewable energy sources, they will need to use mathematics to analyze the world around them and to understand how their decisions impact themselves and others. Math teachers will help them become smart decision-makers. 

At MCC, our Mathematics for Secondary Education pathway map gives you the mathematics knowledge and hands-on training you will need to be a successful middle school or high school teacher. Our courses build your skills in problem solving, logical reasoning, and fundamental math to prepare you for your career in this ever-changing and diverse environment.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Associate Degree / University Transfer
Academic Plan
Associate in Arts (AA)
Academic Plan Code
8400
Total Credits Required
61–66
Catalog Year
2018-2019
Transfer Partner
Arizona State University
Transfer Program
Secondary Education (Mathematics) (Bachelor of Arts in Education)

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of proportional relationships, spatial reasoning, deductive and inductive reasoning, quantitative reasoning, statistics, probability, algebra, trigonometry, and calculus in real-world and theoretical contexts.
  • Formulate, analyze, and interpret mathematical models in real-world and theoretical contexts.
  • Analyze and employ technology to assist in learning and investigating mathematical ideas and problem-solving techniques.
  • Effectively communicate mathematical concepts (orally and in writing) to a diverse population of learners using multiple approaches.
  • Evaluate mathematical work for procedural fluency and logical reasoning.
  • Create a lesson plan that includes learning outcomes, instructional techniques, and assessment techniques.
  • Describe the cultural and language diversity that exists in a classroom or other learning environment.
  • Communicate in a culturally responsible manner to build rapport with others.
  • Demonstrate industry-accepted professional and ethical conduct toward peers, students, teachers, administrators, and community members.

Career Opportunities

Whether people need to measure, budget, or make a sale, math comes into play. Knowing how numbers work is key to success in just about every workplace. As a mathematics teacher, you’ll help the next generation build the math skills they will need to make their way in the world.

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below is a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $46,470
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness area requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
14-15
MAT220 or
MAT221
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I or Calculus with Analytic Geometry I Critical course Gateway course 4–5
SQ Natural Sciences 4
EDU221 Introduction to Education Course carries SB Value 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
14-17
MAT231 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
SQ or SG Natural Sciences 4
CRE101 or
L
College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or Literacy and Inquiry requirement Recommend selecting COM225 to meet both the L and the COM requirements 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication Recommend selecting COM225 to meet both the L and the COM requirements 0–3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
17
MAT241 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 4
MAT206 Elements of Statistics 3
HU Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts, and Design Area 3
EDU220 Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (ELL) 3
HIS103 United States History to 1865 Course carries H, HU, SB Values 3
POS221 Arizona Constitution 1

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
16-17
Elective Elective Course 3
MAT276 or
MAT277 or
MAT225
Modern Differential Equations or Modern Differential Equations or Elementary Linear Algebra 3–4
elective Elective Course 3
CSC100AB or
CSC110AB
Introduction to Computer Science (C++) or Introduction to Computer Science (Java) Course carries CS Value 4
EDU222 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner Course carries C, SB Values 3
A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness area requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
7-8
MAT220 or
MAT221
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I or Calculus with Analytic Geometry I Critical course Gateway course 4–5
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
7
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL 3
MAT231 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
7
EDU221 Introduction to Education Course carries SB Value 3
MAT241 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 4

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
7
CRE101 or
L
College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or Literacy & Critical Inquiry Recommend selecting COM225 to meet both the L and the COM requirements 3
SQ Natural Sciences 4

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
6
MAT206 Elements of Statistics 3
EDU220 Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (ELL) 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
6-10
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication Recommend selecting COM225 to meet both the L and the COM requirements. If COM225 selected in term 4, then this requirement is already fulfilled 0–3
Elective Small Group Communication 3
MAT276 or
MAT277 or
MAT225
Modern Differential Equations or Modern Differential Equations or Elementary Linear Algebra 3–4

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
7
SQ or SG Natural Sciences 4
HU Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts, and Design Area 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
8
HIS103 United States History to 1865 Course carries H, HU, SB Values 3
POS221 Arizona Constitution 1
CSC100AB or
CSC110AB
Introduction to Computer Science (C++) or Introduction to Computer Science (Java) Course carries CS Value 4

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
6
EDU222 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner Meets the C and SB requirements 3
elective Elective Course 3

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Program Area Key

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HU = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

This Course Sequence is a “shared” program or a program that is offered at multiple Maricopa colleges. The colleges offering the program collaborate on the sequencing of the courses. However, since each college may differ in course scheduling and faculty availability, Course Sequences may vary by college, but should not impact program applicability or transfer.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Arts in Associate in Arts (https://curriculum.maricopa.edu/sites/default/files/aa1819.pdf).

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.