2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Aug 16, 2022  
2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teacher Education Secondary Mathematics Specialization AS

PURPOSE: This two-year degree prepares student to transfer to a four-year college and major in math. Graduates have the intent to become a middle or high school math teacher.

CREDENTIALS: An Associate of Science (AS) degree is a major related to an area such as business administration, engineering, science, and social sciences that takes 2 years for full time students to complete. Students receiving an AS degree intend to transfer to four-year colleges.

TRANSFER INFORMATION:  This program is designed for transfer. Students should consult with their advisors to ensure that they select general electives that best prepare them for the specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university programs of study. More information can also be found at www.jtcc.edu/academics/transfer/

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.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES:  By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills: 

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

Required Courses

Approved Elective 3-5 Credits

Total Minimum Credits for Completion: 60


Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

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

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report by accessing the Student Information System (SIS) through the myTyler portal.

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

Some 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.

Students 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.

Students 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. When 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


Pre-requisite Courses

Entry at Precalculus I    

MTH 161 Precalculus I


Modules 1-9

MTH 162 Precalculus I


MTH 161

MTH 263 Calculus I


MTH 162

MTH 264 Calculus II


MTH 263

MTH 265 Calculus III (for Transfer Elective, if possible)


MTH 264

Entry at Precalculus II    
MTH 162 Precalculus II 3 MTH 161
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 or 3 MTH 264
MTH 267 Differential Equations (for Transfer Elective,if possible) 3 MTH 264
Entry at Calculus I    
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 or 3 MTH 264
MTH 267 Differential Equations (for Transfer Elective,if possible) 3 MTH 264