2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
  
    Feb 17, 2019  
2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook

General Studies, Secondary Teacher Education Specialization in Mathematics, AS



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PURPOSE: This program is specifically designed for students who plan to transfer into a math major at most four-year colleges and plan to teach mathematics at the secondary level. Following the prescribed coursework in this program will result in graduation with the Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) in General Studies with a Specialization in Secondary Teacher Education in Mathematics. Students who complete this program will be required to pass the Praxis Core Academic Skills exams for acceptance into teacher education programs at senior institutions. Students should consult with their advisor to ensure that they select courses that best prepare them for the specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university. Specific secondary teacher education requirements vary at senior institutions, however, and students should consult with senior institutions for additional guidance regarding electives for pre-teacher preparation.

By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate Convey an understanding of the history of education in the United States.

  1. Explain the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development of an individual.
  2. Create a lesson plan based on an analysis of a sample related to the program of study – Secondary Mathematics.
  3. Communicate effectively in written and oral contexts.
  4. Show knowledge, skills, and ability to problem-solve.
  5. Demonstrate effective communication, instruction, and assessment strategies in a 40-hour field internship setting. 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.

 

Text in italics and parentheses indicates approved course substitutions. Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Total Minimum Credits for Completion: 60


NOTES:

1Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.

2Math majors are required to take a minimum of 14 credits from the Mathematics Electives List, starting their first semester with the highest level class for which they are prepared. Please see below. If possible students are encouraged to take MTH 263, MTH 264, MTH 265, and MTH 266 or MTH 267 in order to be on schedule after transfer to a university.

Math Courses List—Choose minimum 14 credits

CR

Pre-requisite Courses

MTH 161  Precalculus I

3

Modules 1-9

MTH 162  Precalculus I

3

MTH 161

MTH 167  Precalculus with Trigonometry

5

Modules 1-9

MTH 263  Calculus I

4

MTH 162

MTH 264  Calculus II

4

MTH 263

MTH 265  Calculus III

4

MTH 264

MTH 266  Linear Algebra   0r

3

MTH 264

MTH 267  Differential Equations

3

MTH 264

3For optimum transferability students should take BIO 101 -BIO 102  or CHM 111 -CHM 112  or PHY 201 -PHY 202 .

4Some transfer institutions/majors require that students have a foreign language proficiency through the 102 level. Students who took 3 years of the same foreign language in high school may be exempt from this requirement. Native/fluent speakers may enroll directly into SPA 102  or FRE 102 . Please check with your faculty advisor to determine if your transfer institution requires a foreign language and/or if you wish to take a language other than Spanish or French. Students who have fulfilled their foreign language requirement or whose transfer program does not require foreign language may take an Approved Elective.

5Students should consult with their academic advisor and prospective four-year institutions to determine best options for transfer. Students must complete a minimum of 60 credits to earn an associate degree. Students who have completed a minimum of 60 credits may waive the Approved Elective option.

6Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor, confirm requirements at desired four-year institution, and check their advisement report in MyTyler - SIS.

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