The Co-operative Mathematics Teaching Option is an integrated program offered jointly by the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo and the Faculty of Education at the University of Western Ontario. This program combines an academic program in mathematics, teaching experience in secondary schools, and professional training, with the graduate fully qualified as a secondary school mathematics teacher in Ontario.

Students interested in the program should enrol in the Mathematics Honours Co-operative Program in Year One, and will be considered for admission to the Teaching Option in Year Two on the basis of two interviews and satisfactory academic and work-term performance.

Work-term arrangements in this Option differ from other Co-operative programs because of the nature of the program. (Consult the "Work-Study Sequence" ) Details concerning this and the Faculty of Education component are available from the Academic Advisors or the Co-ordinator for this Option.

In conjunction with the common degree requirements in Table I in "Degree Requirements", this program requires at least 24 math half-credits. The math half-credits submitted for the degree must include at least eight 300- or 400-level math half-credits, and students are encouraged to gain as much mathematical breadth as possible. These overall requirements must include the Faculty core courses outlined in Table II in "Degree Requirements" and the following courses:

All of

ACTSC 221 Mathematics of Investment

One of

AM 250 Modelling with Ordinary Differential Equations

AM 343 Discrete Models in Applied Mathematics

All of

C&O 230 Introduction to Combinatorics

C&O 350 Linear Programming

One of

C&O 380 Mathematical Discovery and Invention

C&O 480 History of Mathematics

All of

CS 230 Introduction to Computers and Computer Systems

One of

CS 330 Management Information Systems

CS 334 Data Types and Structures

CS 337 Introduction to Numerical Analysis

CS 338 Computer Applications in Business: Databases

CS 430 Applications Software Engineering

CS 436 Distributed Computer Systems

One of

AM/PMATH 331 Real Analysis

AM/PMATH 332 Complex Analysis

One of

PMATH 334 Introduction to Rings and Fields

PMATH 336 Introduction to Group Theory

One of

PMATH 330 Introduction to Mathematical Logic

PMATH 340 Elementary Number Theory

PMATH 360 Geometry

One of

STAT 331 Applied Linear Models

STAT 332 Sampling

STAT 333 Applied Probability

All of

MTHEL 206A Introduction to Mathematics Education

SOC 207 Sociology of Education

Recommended non-math half-credits include

PSYCH 212 Educational Psychology

PSYCH 213 Exceptional Children

PHIL 311 Philosophy of Education 1

PHIL 312 Philosophy of Education 2

MTHEL 102 Uses and Abuses of Statistics

**Notes**

- Successful completion of the academic requirements for any of the Departmental Honours programs 'X' in the Faculty of Mathematics will be accepted as a replacement for the math course requirements listed above. Students who elect this option will be designated by a program label such as "Honours 'X'/Teaching Option" rather than "Honours Math/Teaching Option". (Since 3B and 4B courses are not normally offered in the Spring term, it will be difficult to satisfy this alternative.)
- The Bachelor of Education requirements are completed during a four-month academic term at the Faculty of Education at the University of Western Ontario in London. This term occurs after all other components of the program have been completed.
- The selection of courses required for the BMath Teaching Option must include a second teaching subject in one of the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, General Science, or Physics. Six half-credits are required to qualify for a second teaching subject, except for Computer Science, which requires only four half-credits.

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