The secondary teacher certification concentration within the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at Coastal Georgia includes a robust curriculum that prepares students for a career in secondary education, teaching mathematics. It is important to note that students graduating with this degree are graduating with a mathematics degree and, thus, it also provided a foundation for those wishing to pursue graduate study, or a career in government or industry. The program requires all students complete a bridge course to higher mathematics (MATH 3000), take a certain number of "core" mathematics courses (e.g., abstract algebra, real analysis, discrete mathematics) and finish with a senior capstone course (MATH 4200) that ties together the various coursework they've completed while also preparing them for the GRE. Students also take an array of education courses to prepare them for secondary education. A full description of the admission requirements and coursework necessary for this degree can be found in the course catalog.
For more information on this degree, you may also contact
Ms. Deborah Browning (Department Coordinator)
Dr. Tanya Cofer (Department Chair)
There are four general outcomes for students pursuing this degree:
- Each graduate shall demonstrate an understanding of the nature of mathematics.
- Each graduate in mathematics will demonstrate knowledge of diverse areas in mathematics such as algebra, analysis, and applied mathematics.
- Each graduate in mathematics will demonstrate the ability to use a variety of mathematical methods and techniques in problem solving.
- All graduates of CCGA will be "mathematically literate" in, and able to apply their knowledge from, mathematics courses in their curricula.
The BS in Pure/Applied Mathematics prepares students for a variety of careers by developing analytical and critical thinking skills which are highly desirable in the job market. Career areas include:
- Actuarial Positions
- Mathematical Modeling
- Computer Science
- Operations Research
For students interested in completing the BS in Mathematics - Secondary Education, check out the sample course plans: Four-Year Sample Plan
As most of our upper level mathematics courses are offered on a two-year rotating basis, the sample plans are subdivided into a plan for those graduating in an odd year and one for those graduating in an even year. The plans are based on a tentativetwo-year schedule of course offerings.
Each of the courses within the mathematics degree have specific course learning outcomes that are tied to the program outcomes listed above. Each time one of these courses are taught, we assess these outcomes to determine what changes, if any, need to be made to ensure student success. Most of our math major courses are taught on a two-year cycle, so these outcomes are assessed on a rotating basis.