Math Education (Transfer)
The mathematics program at Clark College prepares students for successful study at four-year colleges and universities. At the university level, the student may prepare for a career in industry, government, or teaching. Students who intend to enter the job market before graduate school should have exposure to the natural, social, and applied sciences.

A variety of resources are available which help students with differing learning styles understand mathematical concepts. At Clark, computers, graphing calculators and other technology are integrated into classroom teaching and research.

The math department maintains a Web page that provides information about faculty members, course descriptions and online general advising for selecting a math course. Advice to help students succeed in math courses, along with instructional materials for some math classes, can be found on the website.

The Math Help Session is staffed 25-30 hours each week by department instructors to assist students who drop by for individual help with homework or understanding math concepts. New evening hours have also been added for night students at the Help Session.

Students who need to brush up on basic math skills will find classes in both the math and developmental education departments that prepare them for success before tackling college-level coursework. Single-credit classes to learn to use graphing calculators and for overcoming math anxiety are also offered.
Math Education - DTA/MRP (AA)
This pathway is applicable to students planning to prepare for math education majors at the secondary level at universities in Washington. Students need to make early contact with their potential transfer institutions regarding the specific course choices in each area of the agreement where options are listed. Students also need to check with their potential transfer institutions regarding the requirement for overall minimum GPA, a higher GPA in a selected subset of courses, or a specific minimum grade in one or more courses such as math or English.

Though this degree does not require such, Clark College students should know that the standard Clark AA degree path has these differences from the MRP defined below:
  1. Clark requires 3 credits of Health-Physical Education coursework, and

  2. As of Fall 2011, Clark requires a course in Oral Communication, and

  3. Clark's Social Science distribution requirement stipulates that students take courses from at least three different departments.

Students must also meet the residency requirements as established by Clark. While Clark College has approved offering the degree below, Clark students should keep these requirements in mind should their transfer pathways change.

Students are responsible for researching and preparing for specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions as early as possible prior to transferring.

Please visit the Major Related Programs/Articulated Degrees section of this catalog to view a printable PDF of this document.
Generic DTA Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communication Skills
10 cr.
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Requirements
5 cr.
Intermediate algebra proficiency is required.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities
15 cr.
2. Social Sciences
15 cr.
3. Natural Sciences
3 cr.
C. Major Requirements
1. Math courses
 
2. Education courses
 
3. Elective Courses
 
MRP Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
1. English Composition
10 cr.
2. First-quarter Calculus
5 cr.
Intermediate algebra proficiency is required.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities
 
Introductory Speech and 10 credits of other humanities

Consistent with the requirements in all DTA degrees - no more than 10 credits per discipline area, 5 credits maximum in world languages or ASL. No more than 5 credits of performance/skills classes are allowed.
2. Social Sciences
15 cr.
Intro to Psychology (5 cr.)
Other social sciences (10 cr.)
3. Natural Sciences
15 cr.
2nd-quarter calculus
10 credits physical, biological, and/or earth science, including at least one lab course
C. Major Requirements
1. Math courses
 
3rd and 4th-quarter calculus
Linear Algebra
2. Education Courses
Field Experience/Intro to Education
 
Clark College Equivalents
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communication Skills
 
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
5 cr.
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Requirements
 
MATH&151
CALCULUS I
5 cr.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities
 
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING Fulfills oral communication requirement
5 cr.
10 other credits of humanities meeting the stipulations for the DTA
2. Social Sciences
 
PSYC&100
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
10 credits of social science (maximum of 5 cr. additional psychology)
3. Natural Sciences
 
MATH&152
CALCULUS II
5 cr.
10 credits of natural science course work, including one lab, as defined by Clark College
C. Major Requirements
1. Math Courses
 
MATH&153
CALCULUS III
5 cr.
MATH 215
LINEAR ALGEBRA
5 cr.
MATH&254
CALCULUS IV
5 cr.
2. Education Courses
 
EDUC&201
INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION
3 cr.
EDUC 210
INTRODUCTORY FIELD EXPERIENCE
3 cr.
D. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
9 credits of electives as defined under MRP Requirements/ C. Major Requirements /3. Elective Courses
Total Required Credits: 90