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Associate in Science - Pre-Major
Mathematics Education

Curriculum Description

The Associate in Science degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 64 and a maximum of 65 semester hours of college transfer courses. (Ref. 23 NCAC 2E 0204) Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers.

Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Community college graduates who have earned 64 semester hours of academic credit in approved transfer courses with a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale will receive at least 64 semester hours of academic credit upon admission to a university. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions. Courses offered through bilateral agreements may not transfer to all receiving institutions.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Science

A1040F
NC CIP: 24.0101
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2013

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
Fall Semester
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
MAT 175 Precalculus 4 0 0 4
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Communication Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Core ** ** 0 3
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1 0 0 1
   
    14 0 0 17

Spring Semester
MAT 271 Calculus I 3 2 0 4
PHY 251 General Physics I 3 3 0 4
PSY 241 Developmental Psych 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Composition Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ History Core 3 0 0 3
   
    15 5 0 17

Fall Semester
EDU 216 Foundations of Education 4 0 0 4
MAT 272 Calculus II 3 2 0 4
PHY 252 General Physics II 3 3 0 4
___ ___ Literature Core 3 0 0 3
   
    13 5 0 15

Spring Semester
MAT 273 Calculus III 3 2 0 4
___ ___ CIS or CSC Elective 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Mathematics Professional 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Social/Behavioral Science Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Core ** ** 0 3
   
    12 2 0 16

Total Credit Hours: 65

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

This template has been developed by university and community-college faculty as a blueprint for guiding community colleges in developing programs for students who intend to major in Mathematics Education. Students who successfully complete this course of study and who meet the requirements for admission to the university may be eligible to apply for admission to the major with junior standing.

See Associate in Science A10400 and your academic advisor for additional Core and Professional courses.

Required:

1 course from CSC 134, or CSC 151; EDU 216 (senior institutions determine credit for this course);
1 literature; 2 Humanities/Fine Arts Core;
1 history;
3 Social/Behavioral Science Core;
MAT 175; MAT 271; MAT 272; MAT 273; MAT 280 or MAT 285; PHY 251 and PHY 252; PSY 150; and PSY 241

Communication Core:

One 3 credit hour course

See your academic advisor for an Individualized Learning Plan for this pre-major.

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.