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Connected Degree

Mathematics Secondary Education

to B.A. Mathematics Education

An opportunity to gain an associate degree from Delaware Tech and a bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware.


Delaware Tech has established agreements with four-year colleges and universities that connect Delaware Tech associate degree programs with bachelor's degree programs to create smooth transfer opportunities for you. These Connected Degree programs enable you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior.


Delaware Tech's associate degree program in Mathematics Secondary Education offers a curriculum that has rigorous preparation in mathematics and develops competencies in proven instructional strategies. The student will be prepared to transfer to a bachelor's degree program that leads to a teaching career in middle or high school mathematics, or those who are not interested in pursuing a teaching career may transfer to a baccalaureate program in Mathematical Sciences. The University of Delaware's Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Education program is designed to prepare competent secondary school mathematics teachers. Students in the program will acquire mathematical knowledge and develop mathematical reasoning and thinking skills necessary for teaching mathematics in secondary schools. Students are exposed to not only the current reform ideas in mathematics education, but also to the appropriate use of technology as learning and teaching tool in mathematics classrooms. Students who complete this program are eligible for certification to teach mathematics (grades 7-12) in most of the states in the United States.


By completing your associate degree at Delaware Tech, you'll receive excellent instruction in small classes at a campus close to home. Delaware Tech's affordable tuition can reduce the overall cost of your college education, making the completion of your bachelor's degree more manageable.


Refer to the Connected Degree curriculum (on the reverse side of this page) for the sequence of courses needed to complete this program. Call Delaware Tech and let us help you follow the path to your bachelor's degree.


Suggested Course Sequence

Mathematics Secondary Education
B.A. Mathematics Education
First Semester (Fall)CR
MAT281Calculus I4
PSY121General Psychology3
CIS120Intro to Programming4
Second Semester (Spring)
MAT282Calculus II4
MAT263Principles of Discrete Math4
SPA136Spanish Communications I4
PSY127Human Development3
Third Semester (Fall)
MAT285Introduction to Proof^4
MAT283Calculus III4
PHY281Physics I with Calculus4
ECE233Exceptional Child3
Fourth Semester (Spring)
EDC260Educational Psychology3
ENG122Technical Writing & Communications or3
ENG124Oral Communications3
HIS111U.S. History: Pre-Civil War or3
HIS112U.S. History: Post-Civil War3
MAT288Linear Algebra4
MAT279Problem Solving Strategies Capstone^4
Fifth Semester (Summer)CR
XXXXXXXGroup A Course**3
XXXXXXXGroup B Course**3
XXXXXXXGroup C Course**3
Sixth Semester (Fall)
SPAN106Spanish II - Elementary/Intermediate+4
MATH350Probability Theory & Simulation Methods3
MATH451Abstract Algebra I3
MATH540College Geometry: A Historical Approach3
EDUC420Reading in the Content Areas1
Seventh Semester (Spring)
SPAN107Spanish III - Intermediate+4
MATH450Mathematical Statistics3
MATH308Historical Dev. of Mathematical Concepts and Ideas (Second Writing and Group B)3
EDUC414Teaching Exceptional Adolescents3
EDUC419Diversity in Secondary Education (Multicultural Requirement)3
Eighth Semester (Fall)
MATH379Problem Solving Strategies1
MATH380Approaches to Teaching Math3
MATH518Mathematical Models (Modeling course)3
XXXXXXXGroup A course**3
XXXXXXXGroup A Course**3
MATHXXXMath Elective (Choose from Math 302*, Math 315, Math 401, Math 508)3
Ninth Semester (Spring)
EDUC400Student Teaching9
MATH382Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary Education2
+It is recommended that students take SPA 137 and SPA 138 as post-associate degree courses in the third and fourth semesters at DTCC; otherwise, students must complete their language requirements at UD. *To satisfy the math electives requirement, students may also take MAT 291 Ordinary Diff. Equations as a post-associated degree course to transfer for UD's MATH 302 Ordinary Diff. Equations. ^New courses to be developed.*Credits remaining are based on courses taken at DTCC. Students who take MAT 291 at DTCC may transfer the course for MATH 302 to meet the math elective requirement. **Students should check with their UD advisor for group requirements and choices.
The Bachelor of Arts program at the University of Delaware requires a minimum of 124 credits, at least 79 of which must be outside of Mathematics. Course sequencing may vary by semester. See your advisor. RDG 120, Critical Reading and Thinking, is a required DTCC course unless the student is exempt. Initial placement and total credits required in foreign language depend on years of that language taken in high school; maximum of 12 credits required if student must start with 105 level.
For more information contact:
Delaware Tech
Dover, DE: (302)857-1221 Georgetown, DE: (302)259-6570 Newark, DE: (302)454-3909 Wilmington, DE: (302) 657-5109
University of Delaware
Newark, DE: (302)831-1467 Newark, DE: (302) 831-1880
This articulation agreement is subject to change based on Delaware Tech and senior institution curriculum changes. 01/2013