Associate in Arts Mathematics for Secondary Education Emphasis to BSEd at NAU

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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
60-64
Catalog Year
2019-2020
Transfer Partner
Northern Arizona University
Transfer Program
Secondary Education - Mathematics (Bachelor of Science in Education)

What You’ll Learn

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

  1. 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.
  2. Formulate, analyze, and interpret mathematical models in real-world and theoretical contexts.
  3. Analyze and employ technology to assist in learning and investigating mathematical ideas and problem-solving techniques.
  4. Effectively communicate mathematical concepts (orally and in writing) to a diverse population of learners using multiple approaches.
  5. Evaluate mathematical work for procedural fluency and logical reasoning.
  6. Create a lesson plan that includes learning outcomes, instructional techniques, and assessment techniques.
  7. Describe the cultural and language diversity that exists in a classroom or other learning environment.
  8. Communicate in a culturally responsible manner to build rapport with others.
  9. 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.

Successful completion of this program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

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 may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

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
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT220 or
MAT221
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I or Calculus with Analytic Geometry I Critical course Gateway course MA 4–5
SQ Natural Sciences 4
EDU221 Introduction to Education SB 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT231 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II MA 4
SQ or SG Natural Sciences 4
CRE101 or
L
College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or L If testing out of CRE101, recommend selecting COM225 to meet both the L and the COM requirements L 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication If testing out of CRE101, recommend selecting COM225 to meet both the L and the COM requirements SB or L or SB 0–3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT241 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III MA 4
MAT206 Elements of Statistics CS 3
HU Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts, and Design Area 3
EDU220 Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (ELL) 3
POS220 U.S. and Arizona Constitution 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts, and Design Area 3
MAT276 or
MAT277
Modern Differential Equations or Modern Differential Equations MA 3–4
MAT227 Discrete Mathematical Structures 3
CSC100AB or
CSC110AB
Introduction to Computer Science (C++) or Introduction to Computer Science (Java) CS 4
EDU222 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner C, SB 3

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

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
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT220 or
MAT221
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I or Calculus with Analytic Geometry I Critical course Gateway course MA 4–5
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3

Term 2

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

Term 3

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

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SQ Natural Sciences 4
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 L 3

Term 5

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

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT227 Discrete Mathematical Structures 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L or SB 0–3
MAT276 or
MAT277
Modern Differential Equations or Modern Differential Equations MA 3–4

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
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
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
POS220 or
(HIS103 and
POS221)
U.S. and Arizona Constitution or (United States History to 1865 and Arizona Constitution) H, HU, SB 3–4
CSC100AB or
CSC110AB
Introduction to Computer Science (C++) or Introduction to Computer Science (Java) Meets the CS requirement CS 4

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts, and Design Area 3
EDU222 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner C, SB 3

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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).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog Year Effective Dates
2019-2020 Current
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019