QUEST Secondary(BS/MAT) B.S. in Mathematics


Mathematics Requirements (35 credits)

MATH1201     Calculus I
MATH2202     Calculus II
MATH2203     Calculus III
MATH2210     Differential Equations
MATH2255     Discrete Structures
MATH3220     Linear Algebra
MATH3225     Abstract Algebra
MATH3230     Analysis
MATH3237     Probability and Statistics I
MATH3341     Advanced Engineering Math

1 Mathematics Elective (3 credits)

4Science Requirements (19 credits)

PHYS2203     University Physics I
PHYS2201     Physics I Lab
PHYS2204     University Physics II
PHYS2202     Physics II Lab
Laboratory science I
Laboratory science I Lab
Laboratory science II
Laboratory science II Lab
Science Elective

Free Electives (6 credits)
Computer Science Requirements (9 credits)

CSCI1201     Computer Programming I
CSCI1202     Computer Programming II
CSCI2232     Data Structures

Required Liberal Arts Courses (26 credits)

Humanities/Social Sciences Requirements (18 credits)

ENWR1101     Academic Writing
ENWR1102     Academic Rsrch & Writing
ENGR2210     Technical Communication
PSYC1101    General Psychology
PSYC3305    Adolescent Growth & Dev
Ethical & Moral Analysis
ENGR3000     Modern Technologies:  Principles, Applications & Impacts

University Requirements (8 credits)

UNIV1001     Transitioning to University Life
UNIV1002      Preparing for Professional Life   
UNIV2001       Cross-cultural Perspectives
UNIV2002      Global Issues

Business Requirements (6 credits)
Secondary Education Courses  (30 credits)

Year 1

EDUC1108   Seminar in Professional Practice I
EDUC2401    Field Experience I

Year 2

EDUC2209   Seminar in Professional Practice II
EDUC2402   Field Experience II
EDUC3309   Seminar in Professional Practice III

Year 3

EDUC3403   Field Experience III
EDUC6651* Effective Reading Instruction
EDUC6893* Evaluation and Measurement in Education

Year 4

EDUC3404    Field Experience IV
EDUC6568*  (Disc Methods Course)
EDUC6584*  Comp as a Teacher’s Aid
EDUC7763*  Human Relations and Conflict Resolution

* Graduate Education Courses


Note: Please refer to the BS in Mathematics for the specific general education and major requirements.

Initial Certification

Students must satisfy all core requirements and specific departmental requirements for their liberal arts/science major in order to be eligible for a baccalaureate degree. Students in the QUEST Program must major in a liberal arts/science discipline and will complete 30-31 credits as a concentration in elementary or secondary education. Fifteen of the 30-31 education credits are “dual” credits that count toward the completion of both the BA/BS and the MAT degree. No more than 15 dual credits may be taken as an undergraduate and these are completed during a student’s junior and senior years. A minimum of 128-145 credits are required to complete a BA/BS degree. Students who are unable to complete the required courses as undergraduates will complete them in year 5, or additional time, if needed. QUEST students who complete 15 graduate credits in their undergraduate program must complete a minimum of an additional 21 graduate credits (total of 36 graduate credits) to earn their Masters degree. All Students enrolled in QUEST must meet at least annually with their QUEST advisor to plan for and review FDU program requirements as well as state certification requirements. Students who have not taken a biology, hygiene, physiology or substance abuse course must take the State approved Health Examination to fulfill this certification requirement. Prior to Apprenticeship Teaching, a passing score on the Praxis is required.

QUEST Fifth Year Course Outline Secondary Certification Track
EDUC6743 Introduction to Students with Disabilities School/Community  (3)
EDUC6575 Apprenticeship Teaching (6)
EDUC6825 Apprenticeship Teaching Seminar (2)
EDUC7812 Final Project (2-3)
Electives per advisor’s recommendation (9)

During year five, students completing the MAT Degree program may choose electives from one area of specialization, (i.e., ESL, special education, instructional technology); or they may chose from a variety of areas from an approved list subject to approval of the advisor. Students specializing in secondary education may choose up to 6 elective credits. Students seeking dual teacher certification should focus their electives in a specific certification area in addition to their area of specialization.

Students admitted to QUEST in their sophomore year will begin their education specialization courses at the graduate level in the second semester of their junior year. Eligibility for graduate courses in education in Years 3 & 4 will be based upon the following criteria: 3.0 cum GPA, competencies demonstrated by portfolio assessments, and recommendation of faculty advisor.

In order to complete the Master of Arts in Teaching program in 5 years or less, some students may need to take courses in summer and winter sessions in Years 2-5 depending upon their particular program requirements and approval of their QUEST and Liberal Arts/Science advisors.

QUEST students may attend the study abroad program at FDU Wroxton, England in their junior or senior years. Students admitted to QUEST in their sophomore year should plan to attend Wroxton in their senior year unless an appropriate sequence of courses may be planned with the advisor for attendance at Wroxton in their junior year.