Mathematics Education, B.S. (MAE1)
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| BIBL 1033 Biblical Literature |
This survey provides an overall perspective for understanding the Bible within its historical and cultural setting. The course will focus on the reading of significant portions of the Bible so that students may grasp the framework and themes of the Old and New Testaments as well as the relationship between the Testaments. Throughout the course students will also develop skills in interpreting and applying the Bible to contemporary situations. Class 3.
| BIBL 1043 Biblical Foundations For Living (L) |
An introductory course highlighting the relationship between Biblical teaching and contemporary Christian living. This initial experience in the integration of faith and learning focuses on principles of Biblical interpretation and application. Students learn how to interpret core Biblical passages so as to give guidance for some of the tough issues Christians face today. Class 3.
| BIBL Jr.-Sr. Level Elective |
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
| BIBL Jr.-Sr. Level Elective |
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
| COMM 1113 Introduction To Speech Communication |
A study of basic oral communication principles, including verbal and nonverbal language, listening, group dynamics, and public speaking. Emphasis is upon application of these principles in the sending and receiving of different types of oral discourse. Class 3.
| COSC 1303 Computer Science I |
An introduction to the field of computer science. Problem solving strategies, basic data structures, and an introduction to algorithms in the context of a modern programming language. A first course in programming with an emphases on scientific and engineering applications. Class 2. Lab 1.
| EDUC 2001 Field Experience I |
Students will complete a minimum of 15 field experience clock-hours in public/private schools, professional meetings, and service activities. Field experience hours will be assigned during and outside of the regularly scheduled class lecture times. Corequisite: EDUC 2101, EDUC 2201, or EDUC 2301. (Spring)
| EDUC 2301 Introduction to American Education for 8-12 Teaching |
This course is designed to serve as an introduction to the organization and structure of the elementary, middle, and high school experience, with a focus on American high schools. Emphasis will be given to teaching as a profession, expectations for new teachers, and potential job options in education. Students will also examine the requirements for becoming a certified teacher in Texas. A 10-hour field experience is required as part of the requirements for this course. Class 1. Corequisite: EDUC 2001. (Spring)
| EDUC 3301 Field Experience II |
Students will complete a minimum of 20 field experience clock-hours in public/private schools, professional meetings, and service activities. Field experience hours require student-provided transportation to local schools for observation and participation. Field experience hours will be assigned outside of regular lecture schedule. Assignments in this course focus on the historical, philosophical, sociological, and contemporary issues. Corequisites: EDUC 3343. (Fall)
| EDUC 3323 Planning And Assessment |
This course focuses on instructional design for the classroom. Students will explore all phases of instructional planning, including modifications for diverse populations and exceptional learners. Students will gain practical experience in writing objectives, using various formats of lesson plans, planning units of instruction, and planning for assessment. Other topics will include authentic assessment, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) integration, and integration of the College and Career Readiness Standards. Class 3. Corequisite: EDUC 3401.
| EDUC 3343 Foundations of American Education and Culture |
This course introduces students to the world of education. Students will have opportunities to develop an understanding of the historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of U.S. public and private education, and their influences on current educational issues. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to contribute an informed voice in the democratic process affecting the quality of education and the teaching profession. This survey course is designed to assist students in affirming or modifying academic and career goals with respect to teacher education. Class 3. Corequisite: EDUC 3010
| EDUC 3401 Field Experience III |
Students will complete a minimum of 20 field experience clock-hours in public/private schools, professional meetings, and service activities. Field experience hours require student-provided transportation to local schools for observation and participation. Field experience hours will be assigned outside of regular lecture schedule. Assignments in this course will focus on analyzing effective classrooms, implementing Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), creating Lesson plans, evaluating lesson designs, and critiquing various assessment practices. Corequisites: EDUC 3323.
| EDUC 4023 Legal Issues in Education |
Provides teacher education majors with a current overview of legal and ethical issues in public and private schools. Topics may include: legal and ethical rights; responsibilities of teachers and students; legal cases that have impacted our educational system; terms and conditions of employment; religious freedoms; liability; student discipline; due process rights; gender issues; censorship. Class 3. Corequisite: EDUC 4186, EDUC 4286, or EDUC 4386 Students may substitute MEDU5163 Public School Law. The course description for MEDU 5163 is available in the GAPS catalog at http://adults.letu.edu/student-services.asp.
| EDUC 4301 Certification Preparation Seminar (8th-12th) |
This course is designed to review the TExES competencies for the 8th-12th certification areas in one or more secondary content areas and professional development. Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory Grade. Class 1.
| EDUC 4333 Instructional Methods For Grades 8-12 |
Students will focus on learning theory, effective teaching practices, and engaging instructional strategies. Further emphasis will be given to self-directed learning and collaboration, methods for encouraging independent thinkers and problem solvers, and selection and evaluations of textbooks and other instructional materials. Students will observe and participate in 8th - 12th grade classrooms in assigned schools. Class 3. Corequisite: EDCU 4401. (Fall)
| EDUC 4343 Classroom Management And Organization For The Middle & Secondary School (L) |
Students focus on structuring and managing the learning environment, understanding how motivation affects group and individual behavior, developing a supportive and responsive classroom community, fostering supportive school-home relationships, applying reinforcement theory, maintaining a supportive environment, and providing feedback on student progress during instruction. This course is taken as part of the student teaching block. Class 3. (Spring)
| EDUC 4386 Student Teaching In The High School |
Students apply principles of planning, instruction, evaluation, management, and discipline; selecting appropriate teaching and learning strategies; developing a variety of appropriate lesson plans and assessments; demonstrating effective teaching practices with diverse populations; using effective discipline management techniques; managing students and classrooms; promoting personal professional growth; and working cooperatively with other professionals in grades 8-12. A total of 6 credit hours is required. A weekly afternoon seminar is required. Student teaching 12 weeks. Class 3,6. 6 total hours needed.
| EDUC 4401 Field Experience IV |
Students will complete a minimum of 30 field experience clock-hours in public/private schools. Field experience hours require student-provided transportation to local schools for observation and participation. Assignments in this course focus on researching and implementing effective models of instruction. In addition to lesson planning, modeling of instructional strategies and observation, students familiarize themselves with their mentor teacher/sí routines and procedures for preparation of their student teaching experience. A university supervisor will observe a minimum of one lesson taught by the student in the assigned field experience classroom. Corequisite: EDUC 4333 or READ 4103. (Fall)
| ENGL 1013 English Composition I |
A study of effective writing, reading, and speaking. Emphasis is on effective personal and expository writing. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing.) Class 3. Prerequisite: Qualification on ACT or SAT exam or completion of ENGL 1004 with a grade of D..
| ENGL 1023 English Composition II |
A study of argumentation/logic and writing for the professions with an emphasis on using the personal computer to plan, draft, and revise written projects. Each student is required to write a fully documented research paper and give oral presentations in class. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing.) Class 3. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 1004 with a grade of C or better or ENGL 1013..
| ENGL Literature Elective |
Any ENGL 2000+ level courses <b><u>except</u></b>:
ENGL 2011 Applied Journalism
ENGL 2603 Creative Writing
ENGL 3213 Technical Writing
ENGL 3223 Advanced Grammar and Composition
ENGL 3403 Journalism-Publications
ENGL 3413 Visual Literacy
ENGL 3931 English Internship
ENGL 4023 Writing for Digital Media
ENGL 4913 Literary Criticism
ENGL 4923 History of the English Language
ENGL 4931 Digital Writing Practicum Class 3.
| HIST 2113 American History to 1865 |
A general survey of the establishment and growth of the American nation from the colonial period to the end of the Civil War. Covers the social, political, economic, and cultural life of the new nation, giving particular stress to the reasons behind the near dissolution of the Union. Class 3. (Fall) Both HIST 1113 Western Civilization to 1715 and HIST 1123 Western Civilization from 1715 may be substituted for both HIST 2113 and HIST 2123.
| HIST 2123 American History from 1865 |
A continuation of the survey of American life beginning with the reconstruction period and extending to the present. Political, economic, diplomatic, and military history are covered along with the contributions of minority groups. Class 3. (Spring) Both HIST 1113 Western Civilization to 1715 and HIST 1123 Western Civilization from 1715 may be substituted for both HIST 2113 and HIST 2123.
| HUMA 1153 Introduction To Fine Arts |
A survey course giving exposure to various music and art forms through their historical developments in the western world. Musical forms from classical to modern are explored. Art forms such as architecture, sculpture, and painting are traced from the Greek-Roman period to the present. Class 3.
| INTC 3002 Applications Of Technology |
Students apply technology to instruction and study software selection and evaluation. Course activities include word processing, databases, use of visual and computer graphics, distance learning methodologies, power point presentations, CD-ROM applications, and web page construction. Class 2.
| KINE 1512 Concepts Of Lifetime Fitness |
General studies requirement under Kinesiology. The course examines various concepts of health and physical fitness with the purpose of encouraging the student to establish positive patterns of activity and healthful living. Class 2.
| KINE Exercise Science Elective |
Exercise Science Electives may be chosen from:
BIOL 3204 General Microbiology (Spring, Odd years)
BIOL 3614 Integrated Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology I (Fall, Even years)
ENGL 3213 Technical Writing (Fall, Even years)
KINE 2003 Lifetime Activities I (Fall, Odd years)
KINE 2053 Lifetime Activities II (Spring, Even years)
KINE 4103 Sports and Recreation Management (Fall)
PHIL 2063 Ethics (Spring)
PSYC 3513 Health Psychology (Fall, Even years)
PSYC 3653 Principles of Sport Psychology (Fall, Odd years)
PSYC 4503 Physiological Psychology (Fall, Odd years) 1 total hours needed.
| LETU 1101 Cornerstones Of Life And Learning (L) |
This course introduces students to the LeTourneau University community and prepares them for the pursuit of whole person education and lifelong learning. It helps students explore and learn how to fulfill God's unique design for their lives through a holistic approach that establishes four essential cornerstones of life and learning: personal, intellectual, spiritual, and community development. Class 1.
| MATH 1903 Calculus I |
An introduction to calculus with emphasis on concepts and principles. Topics studied include limits, derivatives, applications of derivatives, and antiderivatives. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 1252 and MATH 1303, or equivalent.
| MATH 2013 Calculus II |
A continuation of MATH 1903 including techniques and applications of integration, polar coordinates, and infinite series. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1903.
| MATH 2023 Calculus III |
A continuation of MATH 2013 including parametric equations, vectors, vector functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and vector analysis. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 2013.
| MATH 2503 Logic, Sets and Proofs |
This course is a study of mathematical logic, set theory, and methods of proof. It is a transition course for mathematics majors from problem solving of lower level courses to proving in upper level courses. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 2013. (Spring)
| MATH 3303 Linear Algebra |
A study of systems of linear equations, matrices, vector spaces, linear independence, bases, dimension, linear transformations, determinants, eigenvalues, and geometric applications. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1613 or MATH 2013.
| MATH 3404 Statistics and Quality Control |
A study of elementary concepts and techniques of statistics and application of statistics to industrial processes including representations of data, statistical measures, fundamentals of probability, distribution laws, statistical tests, chart analysis, construction and analysis of control charts, statistical aspects of tolerances, analysis of variance, factorial designs, and response surface methods. Class 4. Prerequisite: MATH 2013.
| MATH 3553 Math Practicum |
This course will teach techniques for enhancing the learning of mathematics. The techniques will include topics such as the use of manipulatives, the use of calculators, the use of internet resources, and other procedures to augment the problem solving nature of mathematics. Only applicable to graduation requirements of education students. Class 3. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. (Fall)
| MATH 3703 Abstract Algebra |
An introduction to algebraic structures including groups, rings, and fields. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 2503 and MATH 3303. (Spring)
| MATH 3903 History of Mathematics |
A study of the history of mathematics from ancient Babylonian times to the early Twentieth Century. The contribution of individual mathematicians will be included. The development of several areas in mathematics will be studied, such as number theory, algebra, geometry, and calculus. Class 3. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing. (On Demand)
| MATH 4303 College Geometry |
A careful axiomatic development of certain important parts of elementary Euclidian and non-Euclidian geometry. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1603 or MATH 1903. (Fall, Even years)
| MATH 4903 Senior Seminar |
This capstone course provides a summary of the mathematics major leading to an investigation of the Christian view of mathematics. The student will write a research paper developing his/her own philosophy of mathematics. Class 3. Prerequisite: senior graduating within one semester. (Fall)
| MATH Jr.-Sr. Level Elective |
Any Junior or Senior Mathematics course (3000 or 4000) level. Class 3.
| PHYS 2011 University Physics I Laboratory |
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with PHYS 2013. Lab 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1903. Corequisite: PHYS 2013. (Spring)
| PHYS 2013 University Physics I |
A calculus based study of the theory and application of Newton's laws of motion, gravity, work, energy, momentum, and angular momentum. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1903. Corequisite: PHYS 2011. (Spring)
| PHYS 2021 University Physics II Laboratory |
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with PHYS 2023. Lab 3. Prerequisites: PHYS 2013 and MATH 1903. Corequisite: PHYS 2023. (Fall)
| PHYS 2023 University Physics II |
A calculus based study of the theory and application of oscillations, waves, sound, electricity, magnetism, Maxwell's equation of electromagnetism and light. Class 3. Prerequisites: PHYS 2013 and MATH 1903. Corequisite: PHYS 2021. (Fall)
| POLS 2103 Federal, State, And Local Government |
The structure and operation of American government on the national, state, and local levels stressing an understanding of legislative and administrative procedure. Special attention is given to Texas government policy and processes. This course may not be taken for credit by anyone who has passed POLS 2503 or POLS 2603. This course is recommended for teacher education majors. Class 3. Prerequisite: Sophomore or higher standing.
| PSYC 2143 Human Growth And Development |
This course involves the study of biopsychosocial and spiritual aspects of development from birth to death. Through the examination of various theories and research, this course will allow students to experience a greater understanding of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development through the lifespan. Class 3. (Fall)
| READ 4313 Reading And Testing In The Content Areas |
Students learn methods of helping learners to improve reading and study strategies in the content areas. Course topics include pre-reading strategies, vocabulary development, study skills, and reading and writing across the curriculum. This course is taken as a part of the student teaching block. Class 3. (Even years) Students may substitute MEDU 5373 Effective Methods Language Arts & Social Studies.
| General Elective |
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3. 4 total hours needed.
| Fulfill English Proficiency Requirement |
All students must demonstrate proficiency in English by passing either the English Proficiency Examination or ENGL 1001 English Review. Completion of this requirement by exam must take place before a student reaches senior status, otherwise ENGL 1001 must be taken every semester after reaching senior status until successfully completed.
Total Hours: 127