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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.

A list of approved essential studies courses is available here.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • ESLO 1: Learner & Learning: Students understand diversity in learning and developmental processes and create supportive and safe learning environments for students to thrive.
  • ESLO 2: Content: Students understand subject matter deeply and flexibly so they can advance their students' learning, address misconceptions, and connect ideas to everyday life. 
  • ESLO 3: Instructional Practice: Students will plan instructions, utilize effective instructional strategies and technologies, and continuously assess students for mastery and decision-making purpose. 
  • ESLO 4: Professional Responsibility: Students take responsibility for student learning, positive relationships, their own professional growth, and the advancement of the profession. 
  • 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.

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 Credit Hours: 29

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  where a “B” is required.