Apr 13, 2024  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, B.A. (Mathematics Education Emphasis)


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Objectives


This major is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching mathematics at the secondary (i.e., high school) level. With the help of their advisor, the student may design a schedule carefully so that s/he can complete the 2042 California Preliminary Single Subject (Secondary) Teaching Credential during their four years at LMU. For more details on the additional requirements for a Teaching Credential, and a sample four-year curriculum which includes both the requirement for the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and the Teaching Credential, see the Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation  section in this Bulletin.

Learning Outcomes


  1. Content Proficiency. In each of the following subject areas of mathematics 

a. calculus and analysis, 

b. abstract and linear algebra, 

c. geometry, 

d. probability and statistics; 

Students will be able to: 

i.   State and use basic definitions and theorems. 
ii.  Solve problems using a variety of techniques including: methods of proof,
    geometric reasoning, algebraic thinking, algorithmic techniques, and the
    application of computer software and programming. 
iii. Explain the central concepts of the subject. 
  1. Communication. Students will be able to communicate mathematics both orally and in writing. They will do so according to accepted standards in mathematics. 

  1. Tools. Students will employ a variety of tools such as the library, Internet, computers, and calculators to solve problems and do undergraduate research. 

  1. Independent Learners. Students will be able to independently investigate a mathematical topic. 

  1. Career and Professional Preparation. LMU mathematics graduates will be prepared to engage in  teaching mathematics-related professions or in a graduate school academic environment. Students will participate in significant pre-professional experiences related to the teaching profession. 

General Major Requirements


Students must complete the corresponding Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science University Core requirements as defined by the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering; students will choose the proper sequence of University Core courses in consultation with their advisor. 

Mathematics majors and minors are not permitted to enroll in a mathematics course without a minimum grade of C (2.0) in that course’s prerequisite. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in each course in the lower division major requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average of C (2.0) is required in the upper division major requirements for graduation. 

Lower Division Major Requirements (10 courses)


Completion of:


Two 3 semester hour EDES courses chosen from the list of requirements for the preliminary single subject secondary credential or one such EDES course and one lower division science course chosen from BIOL 101 , BIOL 102 , BIOL 201 ; CHEM 110 , CHEM 112 CHEM 113 CMSI 1010 CMSI 2120 ; or PHYS 1100 PHYS 2100 

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Curriculum


(124/126 S.H.)

Freshman Year


Fall Semester


Total: 16-18 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 16-18 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


Total: 15-16 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 16-17 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 15-18 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 16-18 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 16-17 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours * 

  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours * 

  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours * 

  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours * 

Total: 12-16 semester hours

Total: 124/126 semester hours


*For the student who is working on the teaching credential, these semester hours can be used for secondary directed teaching (EDCE 412 ).

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