Bachelor of Arts — Secondary Mathematics Education

Impact Young Lives with a Secondary Mathematics Education Degree

The B.A. in Secondary Mathematics Education aligns with the rigorous standards set forth by the National Council of Teachers and Mathematics (NCTM). Designed for those called to teach secondary mathematics in a public or private school setting, this program focuses on the theories and practical teaching strategies associated with teaching math to this age group as they prepare for a future beyond high school. Through experiential learning, students will gain hands-on experience so they may become effective teachers in the classroom. In addition to covering the subjects of child/adolescent and educational psychology, instructional technology, instructional strategies, and exceptional children, the program also includes: secondary math methods, calculus, algebra, statistics, discrete math, and the history of math.

What Will You Learn in Our Secondary Mathematics Education Degree Program?

Designed to align with rigorous standards set forth by Specialized Professional Associations (SPA) standards, the B.A. in Mathematics Secondary Education equips you to teach mathematics at the secondary level. You will gain theoretical knowledge and practical methodologies for successfully teaching to this age group as they prepare for a future beyond high school. Through experiential learning, you will gain hands-on experience to become an effective teacher.

In addition to covering the subjects of child/adolescent and educational psychology, probability and statistics for teachers, instructional strategies, and exceptional children, the program also includes secondary math methods, calculus, algebra, statistics, discrete math and the history of math.

Why Choose MACU?

From our fully accredited, diverse degree programs to our experienced faculty who bring their real world success to the classroom, we truly believe MACU offers an exceptional education you won't find everywhere. With small class sizes, you will get to know your professors one-on-one and come to know your peers as a part of your "MACU Family." Our thriving campus community features sporting events, weekly chapel services, campus organizations and clubs, small groups, volunteerism opportunities and more. 

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ACCN2103 Principles of Financial Accounting
Fundamental accounting relationships; completion of the accounting cycle; accounting process for merchandising enterprises; receivables, payables, and inventories; deferrals, accruals, and intangible assets; and formation. Offered every fall semester.
ACCN2203 Principles of Managerial Accounting
Accounting systems, concepts, and principles; formation, organization, and operations of corporations and partnerships; departments and branches, statement analysis, cost, and management. Prerequisite: ACCN 2203. Offered every spring semester.
ACCN3903 Intermediate Accounting I
This course will focus on valuation and other theoretical problems in accounting for cash, temporary investments, receivables, inventories, long-term investments, plant and equipment, and intangible assets. Prerequisites: BUAD 2203 Offered every Fall semester.
ACCN3913 Intermediate Accounting II
This course will focus on the study of stockholders' equity, dilutive securities, investments, issues related to income determination including revenue recognition, accounting for income taxes, pensions, leases and error analysis, preparation and analysis of financial statements, including price level changes and statement of changes in financial position. Prerequisite: ACCN 3903. Offered every Spring semester.
ACCN3923 Cost Accounting
This course will study the development of cost accumulation and reporting systems that complement a firm's strategy and structure; how activity-based cost management systems increase competitiveness by helping a firm manage its costs, processes, and people. Prerequisite: ACCN 3913. Offered every Spring even numbered years.
ACCN3933 Income Tax Accounting I
This course will examine Federal income taxation and individual, corporate, and partnership income tax laws and regulations. Emphasis will be on developing a broad perspective on structure, administration, rationale of federal income tax system. Prerequisite: ACCN 3913. Offered every Fall, even numbered years.
ACCN3943 Income Tax Accounting II
This course will focus on the study of taxation of corporations, partnerships from organization through liquidation; relative merits of conducting business through partnership, corporation, proprietorship, S corporation; introduction to tax research. Prerequisite: ACCN 3933. Offered every Spring, odd numbered years.
ACCN3953 Accounting Information Systems
A study of the structure, flow, and use of financial and non-financial data in computer-based environments with a heavy emphasis on ensuring data integrity. Conceptual data modeling using business rules, normalization, structured query language (SQL), and physical database design and data administration. Course includes crossfunctional team project with phased deliverables. Prerequisite: ACCN 3913. Offered every Spring, odd numbered years.
ACCN4173 Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting
Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting covers accounting principles applicable to federal, state and local governments and other non-profit entities. This course includes fund accounting principles used in recording assets, liabilities, equity, revenues and expenditures along with analysis and interpretations of financial statements of governmental and non-profit entities.
ACCN4443 Advanced Financial Accounting
This course is designed to impart a detailed understanding of alternative accounting principles and practices and their effects on balance sheet valuation and income statements, including critical evaluation of these alternatives. Subjects covered include: foreign currency transactions, partnership accounting and accounting for non-profit organizations and governmental entities. Prerequisite: ACCN 3913. Offered every Fall, odd numbered years.
ACCN4623 Accounting Legal Environment
This course familiarizes students with the fundamentals of external financial reporting for business enterprises and not-for-profit entities. The financial accounting segment of the course focuses on the preparation, analysis, and limitations of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The conceptual framework that serves as the basis on which financial reporting standards are developed is also discussed. The managerial accounting segment of the course covers such internal reporting issues as break-even analysis, capital budgeting, cost behavior patterns, and cost allocation. The legal component of the course addresses the formation of different types of business entities (e.g., corporation and partnership) and the regulatory role that the SEC, PCAOB, and Sarbanes-Oxley play in financial reporting. Prerequisite: ACCN 4243. Offered every Fall, even numbered years.
ACCN4633 Auditing
This course will study the general framework underlying auditing, role of audit standards in planning and conduct of audits, effect of regulation, ethics, liability, and audit practices. Prerequisite: ACCN 3953. Offered every Fall, odd numbered years.
BUAD2103 Principles of Accounting I
Fundamental accounting relationships; completion of the accounting cycle; accounting process for merchandising enterprises; receivables, payables, and inventories; deferrals, accruals, and intangible assets; and formation. Offered every fall semester.
BUAD2203 Principles of Accounting II
Accounting systems, concepts, and principles; formation, organization, and operations of corporations and partnerships; departments and branches, statement analysis, cost, and management. Prerequisite: BUAD 2103. Offered every spring semester.
BUAD2503 Business and Professional Communications
Principles of effective communication in a business environment. Practice in the preparation of letters, reports, and other forms of business writing. Prerequisites: ENGL 1103 and ENGL 1203. Offered every spring semester.
BUAD3403 Business Finance
Financial principles and functions with applications to business organizations, including investment, dividend decision, and an introduction to the models and tools used for financial analysis. Offered every fall semester.
BUAD4303 Human Resource Administration
Human relations and adjustment in all forms of institutional and business organizations. The course deals with such problems as proper placement of the individual, training, incentive, methods of supervision, discipline, promotion, and retirement. Offered spring semester: odd numbered years.
ECON1103 Introduction to Economics
An introduction to basic economics concepts. It will relate principles such as scarcity, opportunity cost, and markets to current events. This practical non-major course provides tools for economic analysis. (humanities, social/behavioral science, general education elective, elective)
ECON3503 Applied Macroeconomics
This course is an overview of the field of macroeconomics emphasizing how national income, unemployment, inflation, and economics growth are determined. Additional topics reviewed include taxation, the multiplier model, money and banking, and business cycles. The effects of government policy on the economy are also discussed. The course will also include the study of international economics and globalization. Prerequisite ECON 1103
ECON3603 Applied Microeconomics
This course is an examination of basis economic principles with application to current economic situations. Emphasis is on understanding how households and business firms make decisions in the economy. Topics include how prices are determined and how they help solve economic problems of scarcity, the distribution of income and wealth, problems of monopoly power, labor unions and labor problems, environmental and energy concerns, and how other aspects of the economy affect businesses and individuals. Prerequisite ECON 1103.
MGMT2103 Business Software Applications
Introduces the basic features of Microsoft Office, Windows basics and file management. Develops familiarity with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Students demonstrate their ability to use a personal computer for word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications through weekly labs and projects.
MGMT3213 Applied Business Management
This three-credit-hour course provides an introduction to the principles of management. The emphasis is on understanding organizational theory, human relations, interpersonal communications, production, business ethics, and the development of management thought.
MGMT4103 Group and Organizational Communications
An introduction to the concepts of effective oral and written communication to include functioning in teams and other organizational settings as well as interpersonal exchanges.
MGMT4233 Principles of Business Law
This course provides a general introduction to the legal environment that affects individuals, businesses, and business transactions. In addition to providing a general introduction to the American legal system, this course will focus on specific legal topics such as contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code.
MGMT4413 Strategic Management
This course introduces the strategic, tactical, operational issues that arise in management of production and service operations; product and process design, facilities planning, quality management, materials management, operations planning and scheduling, emerging technologies in production and service management. This serves as a capstone for the program. Prerequisite MGMT 2103
MGMT4503 Financial Analysis for Managers
Finance is the art and science of handling money. In the modern world virtually every organization, public and private, runs on money. That includes families, businesses, governments, and nonprofit enterprises. The study of finance will be broadly divided into two areas: (1 cr.) Investments and financial markets and (2 cr.) the financial management of companies. These are separate but related. A financial system involves flows of money and paper between them.

Courses

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EDUC2101 MACU Teacher Education Orientation
This course is intended to introduce teacher candidates to the requirements for state certification set forth by the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation (OCTP). Teacher candidates will also be introduced and learn the Global Vision Conceptual Framework and other MACU education requirements. Before being accepted in the School of Teacher Education, all students are required to pass this course. Prerequisite: Completed 21 hours of general education. Co-requisite: EDUC 2102. Offered every semester.
EDUC2102 Educational Foundations
This course is intended to introduce teacher candidates to the field of education. Historical, philosophical, sociological, and curricular foundations of American education; current issues of multicultural education, governance, and support of American education; and legal issues will be explored. Co-requisite: EDUC 2101. Offered every semester.
EDUC2403 Child and Adolescent Psychology
This course is a study of human development from conception through adolescence. Major theoretical approaches of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development will be examined. This study will include parent/child, sibling, and other relationships as they relate to developmental processes and stages. Study will be divided into five periods of childhood: prenatal, infancy and toddlerhood, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. Prerequisite: PSYC 1103 or SOCI 1103. Offered every spring semester.
EDUC3103 Educational Psychology
This course includes basic and current learning theories, psychological principles applied to learning, and classroom management and assessment. Twenty-five (25) hours of field experience is required. Prerequisite: PSYC 1103, EDUC 2101 and EDUC 2102. Offered every spring semester.
EDUC3203 Instructional Technologies
This course is an applications and theory course designed to familiarize participants with various technologies and their uses in education. Teacher candidates will evaluate computer systems and software applications and examine networking, audio/visual technologies, digital/analog video technologies, and distance education to determine its use in the classroom. Candidates will prepare and present an instructional design integrating technology in the classrooms. Oklahoma Academic Standards (C3) will be basic to the class content. Five (5) hours of field experience is required. Offered every fall semester.
EDUC4203 Instructional Strategies, Management, and Assessment I
This course provides practice in the educational theories of effective instructional strategies, classroom management, and a variety of assessments, especially alternative and authentic assessments; and the involvement of parents/caregivers and the community in the learning process. Offered every spring semester.
EDUC4213 Instructional Strategies, Management, and Assessment II
This course further develops the knowledge base ad skills from EDUC 4203 Instructional Strategies, Management, and Assessment I. Prerequisite: EDUC 4203. Offered every fall semester.
EDUC4223 Students with Exceptionalities
This course is an introduction to the characteristics, needs, problems, and behavior patterns of exceptional children; and the various educational approaches used with them. Topics central to special education today – inclusion, diversity, assistive technology, collaboration, and multidisciplinary teams, will all be studied. The intellectual, physical, emotional, and behaviorally disabled children will be studied, as well as gifted children and disabled adults. Ten (10) field experiences in special education and gifted classes will be required. Prerequisites: EDUC 2103, and acceptance in the Teacher Education Program. Offered every fall semester.
EDUC4703 Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics
A course that provides familiarization with the goals and techniques of teaching mathematics, current research on mathematics education, and materials associated with teaching mathematics at the secondary level. This course is designed to be taken the semester before student teaching. Prerequisite: EDUC 2101, EDUC 2102, EDuC 4203 and EDUC 4213, and MATH 2313. Offered spring semester: even numbered years.
EDUC4909 Student Teaching
This course gives the student teacher firsthand experience in the school setting through observation/teaching in an accredited school. He or she will spend fourteen weeks in this course with twelve weeks in the actual classroom under the supervision of both a cooperating teacher at a cooperating public school and the university supervisor. Portfolios and video tapes will be completed. Prerequisite: completion of classes in specialization and professional education. Offered every semester.
MATH1303 Plane Trigonometry
In the first part of this course, properties of triangles and trigonometric functions and their applications are explored. Topics include: trigonometric functions, identities, graphs, inverses, and laws. In the second part of this course, a graphical approach to functions will be explored with extensive use of graphing calculators to explore problems and solutions, not just rote memorization. Problem-solving techniques and the programming of graphing calculators will also be taught. Prerequisite: ACT Math score of 18. Offered every fall.
MATH2114 Calculus I and Analytic Geometry
An introduction to the basic concepts of Calculus including limits, derivatives and integrals using graphical, numerical, recurrence relations and symbolic points of view. Emphasis will be placed on using Calculus in problem solving and problem solving techniques will be taught. (lab included) Prerequisites: MATH 1513 or high school credit for Calculus. Offered every fall.
MATH2214 Calculus II
A continuation of Calculus I. A rigorous development of differential and integral Calculus. Topics on limits, continuity, differentials, and integration theory will be covered. Applications of derivatives and integrals and infinite Mid-America Christian University 2016-2017 - Course Descriptions 167 series and power series will be explored. Problem solving techniques will be used and the basics of logic will be used to prove theorems vital to Calculus. (lab included) Prerequisite: MATH 2114. Offered every spring semester.
MATH2313 Calculus III
A continuation of Calculus II. Vectors in the plane, parametric equations, three-dimensional vectors, solid analytic geometry, differential Calculus of functions of more than one variable with applications to directional derivatives, gradients, and line integrals are some of the topics covered. Multiple integrals will be introduced in rectangular, polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates. Proofs of certain theorems will be explored. Prerequisite: MATH 2214. Offered every fall semester.
MATH3103 Linear Algebra
A study of the generalization of the properties of straight lines. Topics include: linear equations, matrices, determinants, vectors, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigen values and eigenvectors. Prerequisite: MATH 1513. Offered every spring.
MATH3303 History of Math
A survey of the historical development of mathematics. The focus of the course is on the progression of mathematical concepts from their origination to the present. Mathematicians who made significant contributions are highlights. Prerequisite: MATH 2214. Offered fall semester: even numbered years.
MATH3403 Discrete Math
An introduction to the fundamental ideas of discrete mathematics and a foundation for the development of more advanced mathematical concepts. Some topics covered include: Number Theory, Sets and operations on sets, logic, permutations and combinations, functions, trees, graph theory and groups. Prerequisite: MATH 1513. Offered fall semester: odd numbered years.
MATH3703 Introduction to Statistics
The course is a complete introduction to basic statistics as a method of analysis. Statistics is a powerful tool that is used in the business world and in the behavioral science area extensively. This course will provide the student with a working knowledge of statistical terms and formulas. The student will use Microsoft Excel as the medium technology throughout the course. Microsoft Excel spreadsheet program is required for this course. Prerequisite: MATH 1513. Offered every semester.
MATH4003 College Geometry I
This course is designed to be a “voyage” through plane geometry and its various branches. The student will be introduced to properties of axiomatic systems and investigate each system. Discussions on Euclidean and nonEuclidean Geometries will be included. Extensive use of Geometer’s Sketchpad software will be required with several laboratory investigations. Prerequisite: MATH 2313. Offered fall semester: even numbered years.
MATH4103 Abstract Algebra
A study of three themes: arithmetic, congruence, and abstract structures which are developed for integers, polynomials, rings and groups. Numbers, number theory and number systems will be taught. Prerequisite: MATH 3403. Offered spring semester: even numbered years.
MATH4203 Mathematical Statistics
A study of combinatorics; probability, random variables, discrete and continuous distributions, generating functions, moments, special distributions, multivariate distributions, independence, distributions of functions of random variables, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and regression. Prerequisites: MATH 3703 and MATH 2313. Offered fall semester: odd numbered years.
MATH4303 College Geometry II
This course is designed to be a “voyage” through plane geometry and its various branches. The student will be introduced to properties of axiomatic systems and will investigate each system, including rings and groups. Discussions on non-Euclidean geometries will be included. Extensive use of Geometer’s SketchPad software will be required with several laboratory investigations. Prerequisite: MATH 4003. Offered spring semester: odd numbered years.
UNIV1121 First Year Evangel
Designed for the first-year student, this course will explore the essential aspects of being a college student at MACU through the lens of a selected pop culture topic. Aspects to be explored include critical thinking, time management, goal setting, MACU’s mission and vision, and the unique aspects of being a MACU student and earning a MACU degree. Required for all College or Arts and Science students unless waived by the Academic Dean or his/her designee. Offered every semester.

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