Mathematics B.S. with an Education Minor (VISTA)

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with a minor in Education must complete the academic program requirements as listed below. This program is associated with the Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP/VISTA).

Core Curriculum Requirements54-52
Major Core Requirements21
Integrated Teacher Education Program Requirements27
Mathematics Minor21
Total Units123-121

Mathematics Major Core Requirements

MATH-315Teaching/Tutoring3
MATH-330Number Theory3
MATH-380Elementary Analysis I3
MATH-410Abstract Algebra3
MATH-420Higher Geometry3
POLS-155CAmerican Democracy3
ANTH/ENGL-453Language,Culture/Linguistics3
Total Units21

 Integrated Teacher Education Program Requirements

EDUC-424Foundations in Teaching for Single Subject2
EDUC-426Instructional Design and Subject Specific Pedagogy for Single Subject4
EDUC-434Curriculum Unit Planning for Single Subject2
EDUC-435Supervised Fieldwork for Single Subject4
EDUC-442CalTPA Cycle 10.5
EDUC-443CalTPA Cycle 20.5
EDUC-444Language Acquisition for Secondary Students1
EDUC-447Metacognition/Reading Strategies for Secondary Students1
EDUC-452Literacy in Content Areas for Secondary Students1
EDUC-464Use of Technology in the Classroom1
EDUC-488Clinical Practice Seminar for Single Subject2
EDUC-489Clinical Practice Fieldwork for Single Subject8
Total Units27

Mathematics Minor

MATH-180CCalculus 14
MATH-181CCalculus II4
MATH-265CIntro to Statistical Methods3
MATH-281Multivariable Calculus4
MATH-285Intro to Adv Mathematics3
Select one course from either the MATH, CSCI, or DSCI disciplines.3
Total Units21

Disclaimer: This sample Four Year Plan is provided as a guide for the recommended sequencing of courses. Vanguard University requires that students complete a minimum of 120 units of required course work as outlined on the Requirements tab in order to receive a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. It is the student's responsibility to confirm with the department the course rotation before enrolling in courses. If applicable, please note the footnotes at the bottom of the page for additional information related to courses listed in a particular year and term. Questions, contact the Department of Physical Science and Mathematics.

Study Abroad Participation: Students interested in participating in the university's Study Abroad programs are encouraged to reach out to the Global Education and Outreach Office for more information and collaboration in their academic course planning. Students using Education and Training Benefits through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs are encouraged to also reach out to the School Certifying Official for more information regarding how benefits can be applied.


Plan of Study Grid
Year 1 Term 1Units
CORE-100C Cornerstone 1
ENGL-120C Persuasive Writing 3
KINE-145C Lifetime Fitness/Wellness Lect 1
NT-101C New Testament Survey 3
MATH-285 Intro to Adv Mathematics 3
MATH-180C Calculus 1 4
 Units15
Year 1 Term 2
KINE-146C Lifetime Fitness/Well Activity 1
CSCI-100C Introduction to Computer Science 3
CSCI-100CL Introduction to Computer Science Lab 1
POLS-155C American Democracy 3
THEO-PLHDTheology Core Requirement 3
COMM-201C Speech Composition and Presentation 3
 Units14
Year 2 Term 1
MATH-281 Multivariable Calculus 4
MATH-300 Linear Algebra 3
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
ENGL-220 Researched Writing 3
OT-201C Old Testament Survey 3
 Units16
Year 2 Term 2
MATH-265C Intro to Statistical Methods 3
MATH-330 Number Theory 3
FINA-PLCRFine Arts Core Curriculum Requirement 3
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
THEO-300C Developing a Christian World View 3
MATH-380 Elementary Analysis I 3
 Units18
Year 3 Term 1
MATH-390 Numerical Analysis 3
EDUC-315 Teaching in a Multicultural Setting 3
ENGL-230C Literature and the Human Experience 3
CHIS-400C Christian Heritage 3
HIST-PLHDHistory Core Requirement 3
MATH-410 Abstract Algebra 3
 Units18
Year 3 Term 2
MATH-207 Computer Programming 3
MATH-310 Differential Equations 3
MATH-365 Probability and Statistics 3
MATH-485 Undergraduate Research 2
ANTH-453 Language,Culture/Linguistics 3
MATH-420 Higher Geometry 3
 Units17
Year 4 Term 1
EDUC-424 Foundations in Teaching for Single Subject 2
EDUC-426 Instructional Design and Subject Specific Pedagogy for Single Subject 4
EDUC-435 Supervised Fieldwork for Single Subject 4
EDUC-444 Language Acquisition for Secondary Students 1
EDUC-447 Metacognition/Reading Strategies for Secondary Students 1
EDUC-452 Literacy in Content Areas for Secondary Students 1
EDUC-464 Use of Technology in the Classroom 1
EDUC-442 CalTPA Cycle 1 0.5
 Units14.5
Year 4 Term 2
MATH-499C Mathematics Capstone 2
EDUC-434 Curriculum Unit Planning for Single Subject 2
EDUC-488 Clinical Practice Seminar for Single Subject 2
EDUC-489 Clinical Practice Fieldwork for Single Subject 8
EDUC-443 CalTPA Cycle 2 0.5
 Units14.5
 Total Units127