MATH PROGRAMS

Degree Programs:

A major in mathematics and a major in mathematics for secondary certification are offered. In addition, there are a minor in mathematics and a pre-engineering program.  The degree requirements for these programs are listed below:

 

Major in Mathematics: The major requires 35 hours, of which 24 hours must be upper level. *MATH 1306, MSCI 2311, and MSCI 3101 are required courses for all math and sciences majors. MATH 1306 and MSCI 2311 can each be used to fulfill three hours of general education requirements in math and computer literacy, respectively.

                       
MATH 1306 -- Elementary Statistics 3 hrs

MATH 2406 -- Calculus I 4 hrs

MATH 2407 -- Calculus II 4 hrs

MATH 3300 -- Calculus III 3 hrs

MATH 3302 -- Linear Algebra 3 hrs

MATH 3307 -- Mathematical Reasoning and Proof 3 hrs

MATH 4302 -- Differential Equations 3 hrs

MATH 4304 -- Abstract Algebra 3 hrs

MATH 4305 -- Intermediate Analysis 3 hrs

And six hours of upper-level mathematics electives

Additional requirements:

MSCI 2311  -- Scientific Computing 3 hrs*

MSCI 3101  -- Faith and Science 3 hrs*

 

Major in Mathematics (grades 7-12): The major is specifically for teacher education and requires 36 semester hours with *3 hours from the general education core. Students must pass the state content area mathematics (grades 7-12) test prior to student teaching.

MSCI 3101 -- Faith and Science Seminar 1 hrs

MATH 1305 -- Trigonometry 3 hrs

MATH 1306 -- Elementary Statistics 3 hrs

MATH 2406 -- Calculus I 4 hrs

MATH 2407 -- Calculus II 4 hrs

MATH 3300 -- Calculus III 3 hrs

MATH 3302 -- Linear Algebra 3 hrs

MATH 3305 -- Math for Secondary School Teachers I 3 hrs

MATH 3306 -- Modern Geometry 3 hrs

MATH 3307 -- Mathematical Reasoning and Proof 3 hrs

MATH 3310 -- Math for Secondary School Teachers II 3 hrs

Three hours from:

MATH 3309 -- Probability 3 hrs

MATH 4302 -- Differential Equations 3 hrs

MATH 4304 -- Abstract Algebra 3 hrs

MATH 4305 -- Intermediate Analysis 3 hrs

MATH 4308 -- Special Topics 3 hrs

MATH 4310 -- Numerical Analysis 3 hrs

 

Professional Education - High School Certification - In addition to the general education core and preparation in the teaching field, all secondary/high school certification programs require a professional education sequence. The professional education sequence provides students with knowledge of the learner, the teaching-learning process, effective teaching and classroom management strategies, and reading in the various content areas. It also provides a structured program of field experiences beginning with class-room observation and ending with student teaching. Students must have taken and passed the basic skills test upon completion of EDUC 3301 Principles and Practices in Education and before taking further professional education courses. The following courses constitute the professional education sequence. Students must pass the respective state content test prior to student teaching:

EDLI 4325 - Developing Reading, Study, and Thinking Skills at the

Secondary Level 3 hrs

EDSP 2304- Introduction to Special Education 3 hrs

EDUC 2301 - Introduction to Teaching 3 hrs

EDUC 3301 - Principles and Practices in Education 3 hrs

EDUC 3302 - Instructional Strategies and Practices 3 hrs

EDUC 3313 - Educating Students from Diverse Backgrounds 3 hrs

Three hours from:

EDCU 4313 - Classroom Management 3 hrs

EDCU 4318 - Becoming a Teacher 3 hrs

EDCU 4328 - Curriculum and Assessment for the Secondary School 3 hrs

Six hours from:

EDUC 4663 - High School Student Teaching 6 hrs

# EDUC 4664 - All Level Student Teaching 6 hrs(Art, Theatre, and

EXSS Majors must take this option)

Notations:

# During student teaching it is a requirement that the student take the state test for Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (EC-12 PPR).

 

Minor in Mathematics: The minor requires 20 hours, of which 9 hours must be upper division.*Math 1306 Elementary Statistics is a requirement for all math and science minors. It may be used to fulfill the additional three hours math requirement in the general education core of the BS degree.

MATH 1306 -- Elementary Statistics 3 hrs*

MATH 2406 -- Calculus I 4 hrs

MATH 2407 -- Calculus II 4 hrs

MATH 3302 -- Linear Algebra 3 hrs

MATH 3307 -- Mathematical Reasoning and Proof 3 hrs

Three hours from:

MATH 3309 -- Probability 3 hrs

MATH 4302 -- Differential Equations 3 hrs

MATH 4304 -- Abstract Algebra 3 hrs

MATH 4305 -- Intermediate Analysis 3 hrs

MATH 4310 -- Numerical Analysis 3 hrs

Additional requirements:

MSCI 3101  -- Faith and Science 1 hrs

 

Mathematics Major with Engineering or Computer Science Minor

In essence, a student spends two and a half to three years at Wayland taking mathematics, science, and core requirements. Along with some summer work, the final two years are spent at an Engineering school taking engineering/computer science classes. Enough hours from the Engineering school are transferred back to Wayland to allow a student to obtain both a B.S. in Mathematics from Wayland (with a minor in engineering or computer science) and a B.S. in a specific field of engineering (civil, mechanical, etc.) or computer science. In their final semester, the student will also take Wayland’s Senior Seminar course (GRAD 0001 PL99).

Engineering is a five-year course of study and this program gives an attractive way to receive two degrees while completing most core and mathematics courses in a small college setting. Because this is a dual degree program, the degree from Wayland and Texas Tech must be completed in the same year and term.

Courses to be completed at Wayland (with a 3.00 grade point average or better)

MATH 1306 -- Elementary Statistics 3 hrs

MATH 2406 -- Calculus I 3 hrs

MATH 2407 -- Calculus II 3 hrs

MATH 3300 -- Calculus III 3 hrs

MATH 3302 -- Linear Algebra 3 hrs

MATH 3303 -- Vector Mechanics 3 hrs

MATH 3307 -- Mathematical Reasoning and Proof 3 hrs

MATH 4302 -- Differential Equations 3 hrs

Approved upper-level mathematics elective 3 hrs

BIOL 1400- Life Science 4 hrs -OR- ENVS 3401- Environmental Science 4 hrs

CHEM 1401 -- General Chemistry I 4 hrs

PHYS 2401 -- University Physics I4 hrs

CHEM 1402- General Chemistry II 4 hrs - OR- PHYS 2402- University

Physics II 4 hrs

MSCI 2311 -- Scientific Computing 3 hrs

MSCI 3101  -- Faith and Science 1 hrs

COMS 1301 -- Speech Communications 3 hrs - OR-

COMS 1303- Professional Communication 3 hrs - OR-

COMS 2303- Public Speaking 3 hrs

ENGL 1301 -- Composition and Rhetoric 3 hrs

ENGL 1302 -- Composition and Reading 3 hrs

ENGL literature course 3 hrs

EXSS 1112 --Concepts of Fitness1 hrs

EXSS activity course 1 hrs

HIST 2301 -- United States History to 1877 3 hrs

HIST 2302 -- United States History since 1877 3 hrs

POLS 2301 -- Federal and State Government 3 hrs

RLGN 1301 -- Old Testament History 3 hrs

RLGN 1302 -- New Testament History 3 hrs

UNIV 1100 -- Foundations of University Life 1 hrs

GRAD 0001 -- Senior Seminar 0 hrs

Three hours from:

PSYC 1301- General Psychology 3 hrs

SOCI 1301- Introduction to Sociology 3 hrs

PHIL any three hours

Three hours from:

ART 1301- Art Appreciation 3 hrs

MUSI 1303- Music Appreciation 3 hrs

THEA 1303- Introduction to Theatre 3 hrs

Any ART studio course

Courses to be completed at an Engineering University

The Engineering school may require core curriculum classes not covered by Wayland’s core. If a student has not completed two years of a single foreign language in high school, at least two semesters of a single foreign language at the first-year college level is required. Choose from either engineering or computer science.

 

Engineering - Professional engineering courses depend upon the type of engineering chosen, and can range from 55 to 75 hours. Taking courses in the summer at Texas Tech during the time courses are being taken at Wayland is recommended.

 

Computer Science - Approximately 60 hours of computer science courses, and three hours of electrical engineering courses.