Mathematics Education B.S.Ed.

Minimum required credits to graduate with this degree: 128

This major provides students with the knowledge, skills, and techniques essential for teaching mathematics courses in the junior and senior high school. This major consists of 29 semester hours in mathematics including completion of MATH 480.

Mathematics Education majors must complete 36 hours of essential studies. The following Essential Studies courses require a minimum grade of "C": COMM 110, ENGL 110, ENGL 120 or ENGL 125, GEOG 103, and PSYC 111.  Additional requirements to the major include MATH 165. These courses are pre-requisite courses to this major. Completion of a minor in a supporting area is required. 

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • SLO 1: Students will acquire a content knowledge base commensurate with career goals.
  • SLO 2: Students will communicate mathematics information both orally and in writing.
  • SLO 3: Students will apply mathematics in context, including at least one experiential situation, to solve problems.
  • SLO 4: Students will construct and critically analyze mathematical arguments.
  • SLO 5: Students will integrate technology appropriate to their major into their work products.

Secondary Professional Education SLOs & Requirements

Criteria for Admission, Continuance, and Exiting the Teacher Education Program


Core Courses

MATH 105Trigonometry


MATH 166Calculus II


MATH 265Calculus III


MATH 323Probability & Statistics


MATH 389Modern Geometry


MATH 412Differential Equations


MATH 420History and Philosophy of Mathematics


MATH 435Theory Of Numbers


MATH 443Algebraic Structures with Programming For Majors


MATH 480Mathematics Comprehensive


Total Core Credit Hours 29 SH

Essential Studies Courses 36 SH

Secondary Professional Education Courses 40 SH

Mathematics Education 29 SH

Minors 18-32 SH

Total 128-142 SH

*Minor required


A cumulative GPA of 2.75 must be earned in teaching major, minor, and professional education courses. A grade of “C” or better is required for all professional and methods education courses, excluding EDUC 250 and EDUC 298 where a “B” is required.