Feb 22, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Mathematics, B.S.


Graduates of the Mathematics program will have a strong background in mathematics with a specialization in either Information Systems, Cryptography, Secondary Education, or Intermediate Education.  Students complete the mathematics core and additional mathematics courses tailored to their mathematical specialization which are complemented with minors in technology and additional support courses.  Student with this degree will enter the job market with strong quantitative and technology skills after receiving formal training in analytic and algebraic techniques with a focus on crucial thinking and problem solving.

A fairly unique and innovative aspect of the Mathematics degree at Dakota State University allows students in other majors to obtain a Mathematics major in addition to their primary major thus expanding their employment opportunities and enhancing future income potential. Students obtaining a degree in Computer Science, Computer Game Design, Cyber Operations, Analytical Science, or Biology only need to complete the Mathematics Core and the Mathematics component of the Mathematics with a specialization in Information Systems or Cryptography major to earn this as a second major.

System-wide General Education Requirement (30 Credits)


Majors must take MATH 123  as part of the System-wide General Education Requirement.

Students who choose either of the education specializations must also take EPSY 210  and INED 211  as part of the System-wide General Education Requirement.

Mathematics Component (12 Credits)


Students obtaining a degree in Computer Science, Computer Game Design, Physical Science, Biology for Information Systems or Education in Biology, only need to complete the Mathematics Component as well as the Mathematics courses required in either the Information Systems or Cryptography specialization to obtain a second major in Mathematics.

Choose one Specialization


Choose one of the following Minors (18-20 Credits)


Students choose from one of the following minors:

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Electives* (18-20 Credits)


* One of these credits will have been met upon completion of MATH 123  as part of the System-wide General Education Requirements.

Cryptography Specialization (67 Credits)


Students obtaining a degree in Computer Science or Cyber Operations only need to complete the Mathematics core and the Mathematics component of the Mathematics with a specialization in Cryptography major to earn this as a second major.

Electives* (11 credits)


* One of these credits will have been met upon completion of MATH 123  as part of the System-wide General Education Requirements.

Intermediate Education Specialization (61 Credits)


Education Component (28 Credits)


Elective* (17 Credits)


* One of these credits will have been met upon completion of MATH 123  as part of the System-wide General Education Requirements.

Yearlong Residency/Student Teaching


Teacher candidates complete a yearlong residency/student teaching capstone experience during the final two semesters prior to graduation.  Placements are made in districts with which the College of Education has a formal partnership and whose personnel are trained in the co-teaching model.  Out-of-area placements are not granted for the yearlong residency/student teaching experience.

Teaching Certification and Licensure


Dakota State University (DSU) Educator Preparation Programs are approved by the South Dakota State Board of Education. Dakota State University is a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.  All students completing Teacher Certification programs through Dakota State University will be recommended for an initial South Dakota Teaching License regardless of the

state in which they reside while completing the coursework.  Therefore, out-of-state applicants will want to verify the licensure and certification requirements for their state of interest.

Students who successfully complete Educator Preparation Programs at Dakota State University are eligible to receive a recommendation for the applicable teaching certification in the State of South Dakota.  All education graduates are encouraged to apply for South Dakota certification immediately upon completion of their degree.

Teacher education graduates may also be eligible for Dakota State University recommendation for certification in other states. Teaching certification/licensure requirements vary among states.  Dakota State University cannot confirm the graduate will be immediately certified outside of South Dakota and is researching certification/licensure outside of South Dakota.  If you are seeking certification or licensure, you will want to contact the appropriate governing body in your state. The U.S. Department of Education hyperlink will help you learn more about certification in your state:  http://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html.  Please contact the College of Education Office regarding licensure certification outside of South Dakota at 605-256-5177.

Secondary Education Specialization (68-69 Credits)


Education Component (27 credits)


K-12 Educational Technology Minor (18-19 credits)


Electives* (9-10 Credits)


* One of these credits will have been met upon completion of MATH 123  as part of the System-wide General Education Requirements.

Yearlong Residency/Student Teaching


Teacher candidates complete a yearlong residency/student teaching capstone experience during the final two semesters prior to graduation.  Placements are made in districts with which the College of Education has a formal partnership and whose personnel are trained in the co-teaching model.  Out-of-area placements are not granted for the yearlong residency/student teaching experience.

Teaching Certification and Licensure


Dakota State University (DSU) Educator Preparation Programs are approved by the South Dakota State Board of Education. Dakota State University is a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.  All students completing Teacher Certification programs through Dakota State University will be recommended for an initial South Dakota Teaching License regardless of the

state in which they reside while completing the coursework.  Therefore, out-of-state applicants will want to verify the licensure and certification requirements for their state of interest.

Students who successfully complete Educator Preparation Programs at Dakota State University are eligible to receive a recommendation for the applicable teaching certification in the State of South Dakota.  All education graduates are encouraged to apply for South Dakota certification immediately upon completion of their degree.

Teacher education graduates may also be eligible for Dakota State University recommendation for certification in other states. Teaching certification/licensure requirements vary among states.  Dakota State University cannot confirm the graduate will be immediately certified outside of South Dakota and is researching certification/licensure outside of South Dakota.  If you are seeking certification or licensure, you will want to contact the appropriate governing body in your state. The U.S. Department of Education hyperlink will help you learn more about certification in your state:  http://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html.  Please contact the College of Education Office regarding licensure certification outside of South Dakota at 605-256-5177.