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INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION OF MATHEMATICIANS
There is a critical shortage of qualified middle and high school mathematics teachers in schools in our region and across the nation. Mathematics is an important and challenging subject, and teachers welltrained in mathematics and the teaching of mathematics can make mathematics accessible to all middle and high school students with different needs and abilities. This can be a very fulfilling, emotionally satisfying and financially secure career for motivated students. Both the B.A. and B.S. degree programs in mathematics education lead to teacher certification; the B.S. degree may be more suitable for students who have taken or plan to take many credits in math and science, while the B.A. degree is ideal for students who are interested in achieving breadth in the liberal arts.
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AREAS OF STUDY
 Calculus
 Discrete Mathematics
 Probability and Statistics
 Discrete Mathematics
 Probability and Statistics
 Geometry
 Modern Algebra
 History of Mathematics
 Educational Psychology
 Teaching/Learning Secondary Mathematics
 Teaching Exceptional Adolescents
CAREER OPTIONS
 Middle School/High School Teacher
 University Lecturer
 Mathematics Education Professor
GRADUATE PROGRAMS
 Mathematics Education
 Mathematics
 Data Science
 Statistics
Whatâ€™s special about this program?
We are one of the few universities to offer the B.S. degree in secondary (grades 712) mathematics education, requiring greater depth in mathematics than in a typical math education program. Both the B.S. and B.A. mathematics education programs are nationally accredited. Extensive field experiences are provided in sophomore, junior and senior years, where students learn practical aspects of being an effective teacher. Graduates of this program are eligible to teach in any state.
Get Involved
Undergraduate Research
Honors Program
Actuarial Sciences Club
Math Club
Putnam Competition
Mathematical Contest in Modelling
Sample curriculum
FALL
ENGL110  Seminar in Composition

MATH241  Analytic Geometry and Calculus A

MATH279  Problem Solving Strategies I

Lab Science Sequence (1/2)*


Foreign Language Requirement (1/2)


First Year Seminar

SPRING
MATH210  Discrete Mathematics I

MATH242  Analytic Geometry and Calculus B

Foreign Language Requirement (2/2)


Lab Science Sequence (2/2)*

FALL
MATH243  Analytic Geometry and Calculus C

MATH245  An Introduction to Proof

MATH349  Elementary Linear Algebra

University Breadth Requirement  Group A: Creative Arts and Humanities

University Breadth Requirement  Group B: History and Cultural Change

SPRING
CISC106  General Computer Science for Engineers

MATH302  Ordinary Differential Equations

MATH350  Probability Theory and Simulation Methods

EDUC419  Diversity in Secondary Education

University Breadth Requirement  Group C: Social and Behavioral Sciences

FALL
MATH451  Abstract Algebra I

MATH450  Mathematical Statistics

EDUC413  Adolescent Development and Education Psychology

MATH300+ Elective (1/2)


University Breadth Requirement  Group A: Creative Arts and Humanities

SPRING
MATH379  Teaching and Learning Secondary Mathematics I

MATH308  Historical Development of Mathematical Concepts and Ideas

EDUC414  Teaching Exceptional Adolescents

University Breadth Requirement  Group C: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Math Option Course


Free Elective

FALL
MATH518  Math Modeling

MATH380  Teaching and Learning Secondary Mathematics II

EDUC420  Reading in the Content Areas

MATH540  College Geometry

MATH300+ Elective (2/2)

SPRING
EDUC400  Student Teaching

MATH382  Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary Math
