2018-19 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 13, 2018  
2018-19 Pierce College Catalog

Math Education (DTA/MRP) Course Map


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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field and for transfer to a four-year institution. It provides you a clear path to complete your degree by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets degree requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. If you want to change a course on this map you must speak with an advisor to assure you meet all degree requirements. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time.  While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete an Associate in Math Education DTA/MRP  Degree, you are responsible for fulfilling all degree requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

Important note about transfer: colleges and universities may change their requirements at any time, so this map is not a guarantee of transfer. You will need to check transfer requirements with your intended four-year school. 

1. College Success


  • COLLG 110 College Success (3 credits)
  • Course purpose: A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.

2. Math Course Recommendation


Take one each quarter until sequence is finished.

3. Introduction to Education


Meet with Advisor:


Use your Success Network! In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps.

4. English Composition I


  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Writing skills are essential in future courses and in the workplace. This course will help you learn to write academic essays, develop rhetorical knowledge and critical reading skills, and apply effectively the principles of college writing.

5. Education Practicum


  • EDUC 190 Education Practicum (3-5 credits)
  • Course purpose: This field experience in an actual classroom will enable you to observe teaching and learning and discuss what you see. The experience will help you to assess or confirm your interest in the teaching field.

6. Public Speaking


  • CMST& 220 Public Speaking (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Mathematicians need to be able to communicate with other people, and explain concepts to a general audience. This beginning course in public speaking will allow you to explore your own speaking capabilities, and teach you to analyze your audience, organize and deliver your message. 

7. General Psychology


  • PSYC& 100 General Psychology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: This is a basic course in psychology which will focus on the scientific study of animal behavior and experience. In the course you will get to see examples of quantitative and qualitative research and principles related to learning such as heredity, neurology, motivation, emotion, perception, cognition, learning, and intelligence. 

8. Math Course Recommendation


Take one course per quarter until sequence is finished.

Apply for Graduation:


Way to go! It is time to apply for graduation. Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details. https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

9. English Composition II


  • ENGL& 102 Composition II: Argumentation and Research (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: This course will help you learn to analyze and write argumentation essays and research papers. These skills will be very useful in future courses and for those who intend to pursue graduate programs. This course is preferred for most students.

Action Item: Decide on Transfer Institution


Decide on a transfer institution to determine specific transfer requirements.

10. Social Science Course Recommendation


Choose one

  • SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: In this course you will learn about social problems facing our world, for which you may later use math to address. 

  • ANTH& 106 The American Mosaic (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: This course includes an exploration of culture in the United States examining various aspects of social identity including ethnicity, “race,” socioeconomic class, gender, and sexuality. It will provide you with another social science lens with which to view the world. 

11. Natural Science Course Recommendation


Choose one group.

Group A


  • PHYS 139 Preparation for Physics (3 credits)
  • Course purpose: Physics is the study of the laws of nature, which can be used to predict the behavior of the world and all kinds of machinery. Physics applies mathematics to the real world and provides motivation for many mathematical techniques. This course is only required if you plan to take PHYS& 221 and have NOT taken high school physics.

  • PHYS& 221 Engineering Physics I (6 credits)
  • Course purpose: Physics is the study of the laws of nature, which can be used to predict the behavior of the world and all kinds of machinery. Physics applies mathematics to the real world and provides motivation for many mathematical techniques. 

  • PHYS& 222 Engineering Physics II (6 credits)
  • Course purpose: Physics is the study of the laws of nature, which can be used to predict the behavior of the world and all kinds of machinery. Physics applies mathematics to the real world and provides motivation for many mathematical techniques. Second class in the series for those wanting a full year sequence.

Group B


  • PHYS& 114 General Physics I (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Physics is the study of the laws of nature, which can be used to predict the behavior of the world and all kinds of machinery. Physics applies mathematics to the real world and provides motivation for many mathematical techniques. 

  • PHYS& 115 General Physics II (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Physics is the study of the laws of nature, which can be used to predict the behavior of the world and all kinds of machinery. Physics applies mathematics to the real world and provides motivation for many mathematical techniques. For those wanting a sampling of different sciences.

  • PHYS& 116 General Physics III (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Physics is the study of the laws of nature, which can be used to predict the behavior of the world and all kinds of machinery. Physics applies mathematics to the real world and provides motivation for many mathematical techniques. OPTIONAL: Third class in the series for those wanting a full year sequence.

Group C


  • CHEM& 139 General Chemistry Prep (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Chemistry is the study of matter and energy and the interaction between them. It can help you to understand the world around you, for example why plants are green or why leaves change color in the fall. Chemistry will enable you to apply mathematics, and is valuable if you are interested in biology. This course is only required if you plan to take CHEM& 161 or the Biology series and have NOT taken high school chemistry.

  • CHEM& 161 General Chemistry with Lab I (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Chemistry is the study of matter and energy and the interaction between them. It can help you to understand the world around you, for example why plants are green or why leaves change color in the fall. Chemistry will enable you to apply mathematics, and is valuable if you are interested in biology.

  • CHEM& 162 General Chemistry with Lab II (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Chemistry is the study of matter and energy and the interaction between them. It can help you to understand the world around you, for example why plants are green or why leaves change color in the fall. Chemistry will enable you to apply mathematics, and is valuable if you are interested in biology. Second class in the chemistry series for those wanting a full year sequence.

Group D


  • CHEM& 139 General Chemistry Prep (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Chemistry is the study of matter and energy and the interaction between them. It can help you to understand the world around you, for example why plants are green or why leaves change color in the fall. Chemistry will enable you to apply mathematics, and is valuable if you are interested in biology. This course is only required if you plan to take CHEM&  161 or the Biology series and have NOT taken high school chemistry.

  • BIOL& 160 General Biology w/Lab (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Biology is the study of living organisms (plants and animals). From genetics to physiology, the many branches of biology have much to tell us about what the human body is made up of, how it works, and how it’s affected by what we eat, the air we breathe, and every other aspect of the world around us. Biological statistics and modeling is a common application of mathematics.

  • BIOL& 211 Majors: Cellular (5 credits) or
  • BIOL& 212 Majors: Animals (5 credits) or
  • BIOL& 213 Majors: Plant (5 credits) or
  • Course purpose: Biology is the study of living organisms (plants and animals). From genetics to physiology, the many branches of biology have much to tell us about what the human body is made up of, how it works, and how it’s affected by what we eat, the air we breathe, and every other aspect of the world around us. Biological statistics and modeling is a common application of mathematics. BIOL&  211-213 can be taken in any order. These form a biology series for those wanting a full year biology sequence. 

12. Calculus III


13. Philosophy Course Recommendation


Choose one

  • PHIL 160 Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: This course will help you to understand and appreciate the philosophical foundations of the scientific method.

  • PHIL 150 Introduction to Ethics (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Acting ethically is very important. In particular, we want you to use your mathematical and teaching powers for good, not evil. This course will enable you to study personal and social moral concerns with an analysis of the distinction between good and evil, right and wrong and an examination of custom, theology, reason, human nature and happiness as standards for solution to moral problems.

14. Social Science Course Recommendation


Choose one

15. Multivariate Calculus or Calculus 4


16. Humanities Course Recommendation


Choose one

  • CMST 105 Intercultural Communication (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Math teachers will need to be able to work and communicate with groups of individuals within and across a variety of cultures. This course will give you the opportunity to experience and analyze your own and others intercultural communication.

  • PHIL 150 Introduction to Ethics (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Acting ethically is very important. In particular, we want you to use your mathematical and teaching powers for good, not evil. This course will enable you to study personal and social moral concerns with an analysis of the distinction between good and evil, right and wrong and an examination of custom, theology, reason, human nature and happiness as standards for solution to moral problems.

Total Credits: 98


Action Item: Degree Requirements


If you began at MATH& 141, you will have completed your AA-DTA degree requirements at this point. You may opt to stay at Pierce and complete the two courses below, if required for your transfer institution, or you can choose to take the courses after you transfer. If you started at MATH& 151, you should be able to complete the two courses below as part of the AA-DTA.

Additional Recommended Courses


  • MATH 205 Linear Algebra (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Linear algebra studies methods of solution and applications of systems of equations. This course is required for the Math Education degree at WWU, UW, PLU, CWU, and WWU.

  • MATH 238 Differential Equations (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: This course explores functions defined by their rate of change. It is one of the most applied and active research areas of mathematics. This course is required for the Math Education degree at UW and WSU.

  • PHYS& 223 Engineering Physics III (6 credits)
  • Course purpose: Physics is the study of the laws of nature, which can be used to predict the behavior of the world and all kinds of machinery. Physics applies mathematics to the real world and provides motivation for many mathematical techniques. OPTIONAL: Third class in the series for those wanting a full year sequence.

  • CHEM& 163 General Chemistry with Lab III (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Chemistry is the study of matter and energy and the interaction between them. It can help you to understand the world around you, for example why plants are green or why leaves change color in the fall. Chemistry will enable you to apply mathematics, and is valuable if you are interested in biology. OPTIONAL: Third class in the series for those wanting a full year sequence.

  • BIOL& 211 Majors: Cellular (5 credits)
  • BIOL& 212 Majors: Animals (5 credits)
  • BIOL& 213 Majors: Plant (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Biology is the study of living organisms (plants and animals). From genetics to physiology, the many branches of biology have much to tell us about what the human body is made up of, how it works, and how it’s affected by what we eat, the air we breathe, and every other aspect of the world around us. Biological statistics and modeling is a common application of mathematics. 

Adjusted Total Credits: 134-140


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