# What You Will Learn

Student Learning Objectives Our Curriculum: Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Nursing, Physical Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences

Department of Mathematics
 Mathematics Candidates know, understand, and apply the process of mathematical problem solving. Candidates reason, construct, and evaluate mathematical arguments and develop an appreciation for mathematical rigor and inquiry. Candidates communicate their mathematical thinking orally and in writing to peers, faculty, and others. Candidates recognize, use, and make connections between and among mathematical ideas and in contexts outside mathematics to build mathematical understanding. Candidates use varied representations of mathematical ideas to support and deepen students' mathematical understanding. Candidates embrace technology as an essential tool for learning mathematics. Candidates demonstrate computational proficiency, including a conceptual understanding of numbers, ways of representing number, relationships among number and number systems, and meanings of operations. Candidates emphasize relationships among quantities including functions, ways of representing mathematical relationships, and the analysis of change. Candidates demonstrate a conceptual understanding of limit, continuity, differentiation, and integration and a thorough background in the techniques and application of calculus. Candidates apply the fundamental ideas of discrete mathematics in the formulation and solution of problem solving. Candidates demonstrate an understanding of concepts and practices related to data analysis, statistics, and probability. Candidates apply and use measurement concepts and tools. Mathematics Education Candidates communicate their mathematical thinking orally and in writing to peers, faculty and others. Candidates know, understand and apply the process of mathematical problem solving. Candidates reason, construct, and evaluate mathematical arguments and develop an appreciation for mathematical rigor and inquiry. Candidates recognize, use, and make connections between and among mathematical ideas and in contexts outside mathematics to build mathematical understanding. Candidates use varied representations of mathematical ideas to support and deepen students' mathematical understanding. Candidates embrace technology as an essential tool for teaching and learning mathematics. Candidates support a positive disposition toward mathematical processes and mathematical learning. Candidates possess a deep understanding of how students learn mathematics and of the pedagogical knowledge specific to mathematics teaching and learning. Candidates demonstrate computational proficiency, including conceptual understanding of numbers, ways of representing number, relationships among number and number systems, and meaning of operations. Candidates emphasize relationships among quantities including functions, ways of representing mathematical relationships, and the analysis of change. Candidates use spatial visualization and geometric modeling to explore and analyze geometric shapes, and their properties. Candidates demonstrate a conceptual understanding of limit, continuity, differentiation, and integration and a thorough background in the techniques and application of calculus. Candidates apply and use measurement concepts and tools. Candidates apply the fundamental ideas of discrete mathematics in the formulation and solution of problems. Candidates demonstrate an understanding of concepts and practices related to data analysis, statistics, and probability. Candidates experience should include opportunities to examine the nature of mathematics, how it should be taught and how students learn mathematics: observe and analyze a range of approaches to mathematics teaching and learning, focusing on tasks, discourse, environment and assessment: and work with a diverse range of students individually, in small groups, and in large class settings.