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Secondary Education - Mathematics Concentration Grades 7-12

Student Information

NorthCentral University

As a component of a Bachelor of Education, B.Ed. (Mathematics Concentration)
Total Credits: 125-131

Students in the Secondary Education (mathematics concentration) program are preparing to teach grades 7-12. Students begin by taking general education AND teacher education coursework at Rio Salado College and finish the last 30 upper division credits at Northcentral University to confirm a Bachelor's in Education. Students must verify content proficiency through the passage of a state-approved exam (APEA/NES).

Note: Students must submit a Teacher Education Program Application prior to taking any EDU Level I courses.  All students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all General Education courses and a “B” or better in all EDU courses within the program.
* indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
Minimum over all GPA is 2.00.

 
RSC General Education Courses 39-42
RSC Secondary Academic Content Courses 21-24
Prerequisite: Teacher Education Program Application and Certification Admission Plan (CAP) forms required
RSC Level I Teacher Education Courses: 11
Formal Admission to Level II RSC Teacher Education Program
RSC Level II Teacher Education Courses: 16
RSC Level III Teacher Education Courses: 8
Rio Recommendation to NCU (B.Ed.) Program
Level IV Northcentral University: 30
Total Credits: 125-131

 

General Education Course
Course Course Title Credits
First Year Composition (FYC)
ENG101*
ENG102*
First-Year Composition (3) ENG1101 AND
First-Year Composition (3) ENG1102
6
Literacy and Critical Inquiry (L)
CRE101*


COM225*

ENG111*
GBS233*
College Critical Reading (3)
OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment AND
Public Speaking (3) OR
Note: COM225 is a hybrid course
Technical and Professional Writing (3) OR
Business Communication (3)

Note: If students are exempt from CRE101 by assessment, they are required to take one of the following courses: COM225, ENG111, or GBS233.
3
Additional Requirements (Reading & Communications)
COM100
COM110
COM225*
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication (3) COM1100 OR
Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
Public Speaking (3) OR
Small Group Communication (3)
3
Mathematics Studies [MA]
MAT142* College Mathematics (3) OR
Satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course
3
Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS]
BPC110
CIS105
Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) CIS1120 OR
Any approved General Education course in the Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS] area
3
Humanities and Fine Arts [HU]
Any approved General Education course in the Humanities/Fine Arts (HU) area

Note: Students may choose only 3 credits from the ENH prefix.

Note: Students are encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor for Humanities (HU) course selections that will also meet the Historical (H) or Global (G) designations.
6
Social and Behavioral Sciences [SB]
EDU222
POS110
POS221
Introduction to the Exceptional Learner** (3) AND
American National Government (3) POS1110 AND
Arizona Constitution (1)

Note: It is recommended that EDU222 be taken in combination with other EDU prefixed courses in which fingerprint clearance is also required prior to enrollment. HIS103 United States History to 1865 may substitute for POS110.
7
Natural Sciences [SQ & SG]
Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area

Note: Students are required to successfully complete 4 credits of [SQ] and 4 credits of [SG]. Students are encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor for course selections that will meet the Natural Sciences [SQ] and [SG] designations.
8
Historical [H] or Global [G] Awareness
Any approved General Education course in the Historical (H) or Global (G) areas

Note: Students are encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor for Historical (H) or Global (G) course selections that will also meet the Humanities (HU) designation.
0-3
Cultural Diversity in the United States [C] Awareness
Met by EDU222** in the Social and Behavioral Sciences area 0
*Indicates course has a prerequisites and or corequisites.
**Indicates that fingerprint clearance is required prior to enrollment.
Secondary Mathematics Content Area

Secondary Mathematics Content Area courses will meet the federal No Child Left Behind standard for “highly qualified” teachers.

Students must choose twenty-four (24) course credits from the list below. If MAT142 is successfully completed in the General Education area, students will only need to complete twenty-one (21) additional credits.

Course Course Title Credits
Mathematics Content
MAT122* Intermediate Algebra 3
MAT142* College Mathematics (MA) 3
MAT150*
MAT151*
MAT152*
MAT187*
College Algebra / Functions (5) OR
College Algebra / Functions (4) MAT1151 OR
College Algebra / Functions (3) OR
Precalculus (5) MAT1187
3-5
MAT172* Finite Mathematics 3
MAT182* Plane Trigonometry 3
MAT206* Elements of Statistics MAT1160 3
MAT212* Brief Calculus 3
MAT220*
MAT221*
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5) MAT2220 OR
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4)
4-5
MAT227* Discrete Mathematical Structures MAT2227 3
MAT231* Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
MAT241* Calculus with Analytic Geometry III MAT2241 4
MAT262* Differential Equations MAT2262 3
*Indicates course has a prerequisites and or corequisites.

RSC Teacher Education Coursework

RSC Level I

            Teacher Education Program Application and Certification Admission Plan (CAP) forms and Enrollment at Rio Salado required. Must pass all EDU coursework with a grade of B or better
Course Course Title Field Experience Credits
Note: Student should register for EDU285AD and EDU287AD prior to or along with the remaining EDU Level I courses.
EDU285AD Seminar: Education Program Model None 1
EDU287AD* Master Teacher Seminar IV None 1
EDU220 Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (ELL) 10 hours VIRTUAL 3
EDU253* Managing the Classroom 25 hours Site-based 3
EDU272* Educational Psychology

Note: For undergraduate students, the course prerequisite is met with the approval of the department.
None 3
*Indicates course has a prerequisites and or corequisites.
**Indicates that fingerprint clearance is required prior to enrollment.

RSC Level II

Prerequisites: Completion of Level I and FORMAL ADMISSION to Level II along with passing AEPA/NES Subject Knowledge Exams (content)
Course Course Title Field Experience Credits
Note: Student should register for EDU285AB and EDU287AB prior to or along with the remaining EDU Level II courses.
EDU285AB* Current Perspectives in Education None 1
EDU287AB* Master Teacher Seminar II None 1
EDU207* Teaching Adolescents 20 hours Site-based*** 3
EDU215* Methods and Curriculum Development in Secondary Education None 1
EDU215AB* Methods and Curriculum Development in Secondary Mathematics 20 hours Site-based*** 2
EDU217* Methods for the Structured English Immersion (SEI)/ESL Student 20 hours VIRTUAL 3
EDU228AB* Reading and Decoding: Secondary 10 hours VIRTUAL 3
EDU268* Secondary School Dynamic Teaching 10 hours site base***plus 20 hours VIRTUAL 2
*Indicates course has a prerequisites and or corequisites.
**Indicates that fingerprint clearance is required prior to enrollment.

RSC Level III

STUDENT TEACHING: Prerequisites-completion of all Level I and Level II coursework with grade of B or better and passage of AEPA/NES or equivalent Subject Knowledge Exam (Content)
Course Course Title Field Experience Credits
EDU277AB* Secondary Student Teaching

Note: EDU277AB requires entire block for enrollment but only nine weeks in the classroom.
Nine weeks 8
*Indicates course has a prerequisites and or corequisites.
**Indicates that IVP fingerprint clearance is required prior to enrollment
*** Indicates that Site-based field experience MUST be done in the content area for which student is seeking certification.

Program Notes: See Student Handbook for transition steps to Northcentral University
Must receive a Rio Recommendation (RR) from Rio Salado College prior to attending Northcentral University.

Note: Student should apply for the Associate in Arts degree AFTER completing all Rio General Education coursework and may apply to participate in the Rio Graduation in May. By applying for your Associates in Arts degree, your High School graduation transcript will not be required at NCU.

RSC Level IV

NOTE: Students will be required to complete 30 pre-approved upper-division semester credits for degree completion with Northcentral University. Alternative courses/concentration needed by the student should be discussed with the Northcentral University Academic Counselor.
Course Course Title Field Experience Credits
ED4000B The Dynamics of Schooling in Secondary Education 3
ED4001B Foundations of School Leadership in Secondary Education 3
ED4002B The Role of Teacher Leadership in Secondary Education 3
ED4003B Instructional Paradigms and Technology in Secondary Education ** Field Experience*** 3
ED4004B Assessment of Student Learning in Secondary Education ** Field Experience*** 3
ED4005B School and Family Partnerships in Secondary Education 3
ED4006B Safe Schools in Secondary Education 3
ED4007B The School as a Learning Community in Secondary Education 3
ED4008B Teaching and Reflective Practice in Secondary Education 3
ED4009B Educational Change Processes in Secondary Education 3
***Indicates that Site-based field experience MUST be done in the content area for which student is seeking certification.
Total Credits 125-131
Program Completion and Issuance of Institution Recommendation (IR)

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