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2023 - 2024 Catalog Year
Math Education (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Arts
Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description: Major trends in the development of Western culture, emphasizing political, economic, social and cultural achievements, from prehistory to the seventeenth century.

Description: University-parallel course covering history and systems of psychology, behavioral research methods, physiology of behavior, sensation, perception, learning, memory, consciousness, cognition, personality, lifespan development, gender, social psychology, motivation, emotion, stress, mental disorders and therapies.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

Description: The first course of a three-semester sequence of courses. Topics include limits and continuity, the derivative and its applications including related rates and optimization, L'Hopital's rule, antiderivatives, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, integration by substitution. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Prerequisites: MAT 1570 or MAT 1580 and Other (with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)


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Spring Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by

Description: Emphasis on the language of art, exposure to many different art forms, formulative ideas about what is viewed and exploration of specific media.

Description: Introduction to the teaching profession. A variety of experiences to facilitate exploration of the role of school and its relationship to society. The knowledge, skills, dispositions and performances necessary for an individual to become an effective teacher.

Notes: For Sinclair/U.D. Academy students: It is recommended that instead of taking Sinclair's EDU1100, students register for UD's EDT110/110L and transfer it back to Sinclair. See your Academic Advisor for details.

Description: English Composition II, building on the skills in English Composition I, develops rhetorical literacy through research, critical reading and multigenre writing tasks. Through major and minor, cumulative and stand-alone assignments, students construct arguments and analyses, ethically incorporating academic sources while developing their own voices as writers and citizens.

Notes: Choose ENG 1201 or MAT 2320

Prerequisites: ENG 1101

Description: The second course of a three-semester sequence of courses. Techniques of integration, applications of integration, numerical integration, improper integrals, infinite sequences and series, power series, parametric equations, polar coordinates, conic sections.

Prerequisites: MAT 2270 and Other (with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)


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Summer Semester (First Year)

Description: Designed to improve speaking and listening skills through the study and application of public speaking structure, content and style. This course requires 5 speeches in front of a live audience. The online course sections require the recordings to be created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech. Any questions, please contact the Communication Department at

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description: Introduction to the identification, developmental characteristics, foundations, theory, legal issues and intervention strategies for exceptional children and youth across educational and community settings.

Description: Principles of learning and development applied to educational settings emphasizing research-supported development of effective learning in varied educational environments.

Prerequisites: PSY 1100


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Fall Semester (Second Year)

Description: Students will be introduced to concepts of creating and preserving a setting in which children are afforded a safe, productive and responsive learning environment. The course intentions are for pre-service teachers to be exposed to, interact with and become prepared through an array of practical theories and practices to develop and maintain sustainable classroom cultures and climates affording all students the opportunity for an equitable quality of education.

Description: As a part of the teacher education program students are to spend time observing and engaging in K-12 classrooms. Students will spend a total of 25 hours observing in a K-12 classroom throughout the semester. Additional requirements include readings, projects, a connection engagement log, and weekly reflective journal writings. An FBI/BCI background check must be completed and passed prior to registration.

Prerequisites: EDU 1100 and EDU 1105 and Restricted to Majors and Approval of Department and Other (Successful Completion of FBI/BCI background check)

Description: Vectors in the plane and space, dot and cross product of two vectors. Lines, planes and surfaces in space, vector-valued functions, arc length and curvature. Functions of several variables, partial derivatives with applications, multiple integrals with applications, line integrals, surface integrals, vector fields, Green’s Theorem, the Divergence Theorem and Stokes’ Theorem.

Prerequisites: MAT 2280 and Other (with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description: Algebra-based university-parallel sequence in mechanics, including vectors, statics, work and energy, momentum, rotational motion, elasticity, fluids and thermodynamics. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 1290 or MAT 1470 or MAT 1570 or MAT 1580


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Spring Semester (Second Year)
Elective course signified by

Description: This is a required course for all preservice teachers. It encompasses effective identification, location, evaluation, design, preparation and efficient usage of technology as an instructional resource in the classroom. Candidates will develop increased classroom communication abilities through lectures, discussions, modeling, laboratory experiences and completion of a comprehensive project.

Notes: Choose EDU 1103 or SOC 2210

Description: Solutions and applications of ordinary differential equations including separable, exact, homogeneous and non-homogeneous linear equations and others. Numerical approximation methods as well as substitutions, the total differential, separation of variables, integrating factors, undetermined coefficients, variation of parameters, Laplace Transforms and power series methods are covered.

Prerequisites: MAT 2280 and Other (with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description: Algebra-based university-parallel course in oscillations, waves, sound, optics, electricity, magnetism and electromagnetism. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: PHY 1141

Description: A critical analysis of contemporary American society with review of major sociological theories, research methods, culture, socialization, groups, social structure, social institutions, deviance, social inequalities, social processes and social change.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015


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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.