BSED - Mathematics Certification Track

  • Bagwell College of Education
    Department of Secondary and Middle Grades

    BSEd Secondary Education - Mathematics Certification Track

    Program Information:

    This single field program is designed to prepare mathematics teachers of adolescents, largely at the secondary school level (grades 6 through 12). It leads to 6-12 teacher certification in the teaching field of mathematics in Georgia. Candidates complete the equivalent of a major in mathematics and a second major in pedagogical studies with an emphasis on teaching mathematics.

    The B.S.Ed. in Mathematics is fully accredited by NCATE, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, is fully approved by Georgia's Professional Standards Commission for 6-12 teacher certification, and is nationally recognized by NCTM, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Mathematics Education degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2018 KSU Undergraduate Catalog. (If course prerequisites change, you must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.) 

    The MATH EDUCATION 4-year plan contains very little room for variation. If you diverge from the plan as it is laid out, this may cause delays in the 4-year timeline.

    Milestones/Notes:

    1. Must earn a grade of "C" or better in coursework.
    2. Not all courses are offered every semester.
    3. See KSU online Catalog or departmental website for pre-requisite(s) or course descriptions.
    4. The suggested course plan is not intended to reflect the availablity of courses but to demonstrate the feasibility of completing the degree as a full-time student in a standard four-year schedule. Students averaging fewer than 16 credit hours per semester should consider enrollment in the summer semester to stay on schedule for graduation.

    Contact Information:
    (470) 578-6000
    http://bagwell.kennesaw.edu/prospective-students

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 4
  • 2
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community Required if first-year full-time student entering KSU with fewer than 15 semester hours.  
    3
Total: 15

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 4
  • 3
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
Total: 16
Year 1 (Hours: 31)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 16

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Verification of professional liability insurance required.
  2. Criminal background check required.
  3. Pass/exempt GACE Program Admission Tests.
  4. Apply for Admission to Teacher Education.

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • MATH 3000-4000 level elective. Student should see advisor for an approved list of courses.
    3
  • 4
Total: 16

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Apply for pre-service certification.

Year 2 (Hours: 32)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 2
  • 1
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 18

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • 3
  • 2
  • HIST 1100 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Apply to Yearlong Clinical Experience by January 30.
  2. Study for and take GACE Mathematics Content Exams I & II.

Year 3 (Hours: 33)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 3
  • 0
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Prepare necessary paperwork for Teacher Certification.
  2. Petition to graduate by November 1.

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 9
  • 3
  • 1
  • 2
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Take GACE Content Assessments.
  2. Take the Georgia PSC Ethics Exit Exam.
  3. Finish edTPA requirements.
  4. Complete Teacher Certification process.

Year 4 (Hours: 30)


Program Total: 126 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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