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Mathematics Education, B.S.

Requirements

Total Program Credits: 126

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. Completion of MATH 1210, 1220, and 2210 with a 3.0 GPA.
  2. Completion of MATH 2040 with a grade of "B-" or higher.
  3. ACT exam minimums: Composite 21, English 20, Math 19; or SAT exam minimums: Critical Read /Math 1000, with Math and Reading scores of 450; or If student has a bachelor degree or higher, he/she does not need to meet this testing requirement.
  4. GPA of 3.0 or higher with no grade lower than a C in content area courses.
  5. Completion of all General Education requirements and the majority of content area courses.
  6. Pass group interview directed by the Secondary Teacher Education Department.
  7. Pass LiveScan Criminal Background Check.
 General Education Requirements: 34 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology  (3.0)  
 Complete one of the following:  3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877  (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877  (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization  (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History  (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage  (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government  (3.0)  
 Complete the following:   
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life  (2.0)  
Distribution Courses   
  Biology   3
  PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
  PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab 1
  Additional Biology or Physical Science (PHYS 2220 recommended)  3
  Humanities Distribution  3
  Fine Arts Distribution  3
  Social/Behavioral Science  3
Discipline Core Requirements: 92 Credits
  MATH 1210 Calculus I 5
  MATH 1220 Calculus II 5
  MATH 2210 Calculus III 3
  MATH 2040 Principles of Statistics 4
  MATH 2270 Linear Algebra 3
  MATH 2280 Ordinary Differential Equations 3
  MATH 3000 History of Mathematics 3
  MATH 3010 Methods of Secondary School Mathematics Teaching 3
  MATH 3020 Computer-Based Mathematics for Secondary School Mathematics Teachers 3
  MATH 3100 Foundations of Geometry 3
  MATH 3200 Foundations of Analysis 3
  MATH 3300 Foundations of Abstract Algebra 3
  MATH 3040 Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences 3
  EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
  EDSC 3050 Foundations of American Education 2
  EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
  EDSP 3400 Exceptional Students 2
  EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
  EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
  EDSC 4440 Content Area Literacies 3
  EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
  EDSC 4550 Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
  EDSC 4850 Student Teaching--Secondary 10
  Complete 16 credits of any courses 1000 or higher (Minor strongly recommended)  16

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 126 semester credits with at least 40 credit hours in upper-division courses.              
  2. Overall Grade of 3.0 (B) or above with no grade lower than a C or better in major required content courses and no grade lower than a B- in Licensure and Methods courses.            
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.        
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.          
  5. Completion of a minor in a discipline other than mathematics.      
  6. Completion of Math Department Exit Survey.       
  7. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.               

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is intended to be a guide. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1210 Calculus I 5
MATH 2040 Principles of Statistics 4
ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing GE 3
Elective Elective (any course(s) numbered 1000 or higher) 4
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1220 Calculus II 5
ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing GE (ENGL 2020 preferred) 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values GE 3
Humanities GE Humanities GE (PHIL 1250 recommended) 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health or Fitness for Life GE 2
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 2210 Calculus III 3
PHYS 2210/2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (and lab) 5
History GE American Institutions (choose from list) 3
Fine Arts GE Fine Arts GE 3
Elective Elective (any course numbered 1000 or higher) 3
  Semester total: 17
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 2270 Linear Algebra 3
Biology GE Biology GE 3
Additional Science GE Additional Science GE (Physical Science or Biology) 3
Social/Behavioral GE Social/Behavioral GE 3
Electives Electives (any courses numbered 1000 or higher) 5
  Semester total: 17
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 2280 Ordinary Differential Equations 3
MATH 3100 Foundations of Geometry 3
EDSP 3400 Exceptional Students 2
EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
EDSC 3050 Foundations of American Education 2
EDSC 4550 Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 3000 History of Mathematics 3
MATH 3200 Foundations of Analysis 3
MATH 3300 Foundations of Abstract Algebra 3
EDSC 4440 Content Area Literacies 3
EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
Elective Elective (any course numbered 1000 or higher) 1
  Semester total: 16
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 3010 Methods of Secondary School Mathematics Teaching  3
MATH 3020 Computer-Based Mathematics for Secondary School 3
MATH 3040 Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences 3
EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
Elective Elective (any course numbered 1000 or higher) 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSC 4850 Student Teaching--Secondary 10
EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 126

Department

Name:

Mathematics

Location:

LA 109

Telephone:

801-863-8650

Email:

pattence@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/math/

Chair:

Joseph Hwang

 
 

Mission Statement

The Utah Valley University Mathematics Department’s primary purpose is to educate students in mathematics, mathematics education, and statistics. The department prepares students for both graduate degrees and productive careers by fostering a rigorous development of cognitive skills, helping them to analyze logical inferences, reason critically, and apply mathematical ideas to solve real world problems. The department’s other functions include service which supports the mission of the University, and the development of scholarly work to both advance research and facilitate student engagement in current areas of interest.

 
 

Mathematics

  • Advisor: Colin Brinkerhoff
  • Office: LA 109a
  • Telephone: 801-863-7419 
  • Email: brinkeco@uvu.edu

  • Administrative Support:
    Celena Patten
  • Office: LA 109
  • Telephone: 801-863-8650 
  • Email: pattence@uvu.edu


Program Coordinators:


  • Statistics:
    Erik Heiny
  • Office: LA 109k
  • Telephone: 801-863-6281
  • Email: Erik.Heiny@uvu.edu
 
 

Faculty

Kathryn Andrist(2001)

Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Mathematics, Brigham Young University.

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Debanjan Bhattacharjee(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Statistics, University of Calcutta, Ph.D., Statistics, University of Connecticut.

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David Brandt(1992)

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., Electrical Engineering, B.S., Mathematics, University of Missouri; M.S., Mathematics, University of Illinois.

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Gary Carlson(1984)

Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; M.S., Mathematics, Colorado State University.

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Don Faurot(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., Engineering, UCLA; M.S., Mathematics, California State University-Northridge; Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Oregon.

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Vivienne Faurot(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.A., Mathematics, University of California; M.S., Mathematics, California Polytechnic State University; Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Oregon.

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David Fearnley(2000)

Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Oxford.

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Carolyn Hamilton(1993)

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics, Brigham Young University; M.S., Mathematics, University of California.

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Erik Heiny(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics and Statistics, Colorado State University; M.S., Statistics, Michigan State University; Ph.D., Applied Statistics, University of Northern Colorado.

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Jennifer Hooper(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.A., Secondary Mathematics, Brigham Young University; M.A., Pure Mathematics, University of Utah; M.S., Mathematics University of Oregon; Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Georgia.

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Jong Hwang(1989)

Professor

Department: Mathematics
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., Math Education, Brigham Young University, Hawaii; M.A., Mathematics, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Philosophy of Education, Mokpo National University, Korea.

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Xiao Ji(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.A., Mathematics, Hubei Education University; M.S., Statistics, Stephen F. Austin State University; Ph.D., Mathematics, Texas Tech University.

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KC Lee(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Statistics, Brigham Young University.

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Scott Lewis(1999)

Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Mathematics, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Mathematics, Montana State University.

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Ya Li(1990)

Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics, University of Science and Technology of China; Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Utah.

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Jun (Michael) Ling(2002)

Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics, Jiangsu University, China; M.A., Mathematics, Ph.D., Mathematics, State University of New York at Buffalo; Ph.D., Candidate, Zhegiang University.

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Christine Merrin(1992)

Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics, University of Maryland; M.S., Ph.D., Mathematics, New Mexico State University.

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Stephen Merrin(1996)

Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.A., Mathematics, University of Colorado; M.A., Mathematics, University of Maryland; Ph.D., Mathematics, New Mexico State University.

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Bob Palais(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics, Harvard University; M.S., Ph.D., Mathematics, University of California.

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Machiel Van Frankenhuijsen(2003)

Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



Ph.D., Mathematics, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen.

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Violeta Vasilevska(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University; Ph.D., Mathematics, The University of Tennessee.

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Christine Walker(1992)

Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



A.S., Mathematics, Ricks College; B.A., M.A., Mathematics Education, Brigham Young University; Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Utah State University.

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Yingxian Zhu(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics, Anhui University, China; M.S., Combinatorics and Numerical Analysis, Dalian University of Science and Technology, China; Ph.D., Graph Theory (Combinatorics), Arizona State University.

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