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Mathematics Teaching Major BS

(Mathematics Teaching Licensure Grades 5-12)

Students who have a passion for mathematics and want to teach middle and high school students how to solve real-world problems through mathematical reasoning, should consider the mathematics teaching major. Mathematics teaching candidates gain a solid foundation in the areas of statistics, calculus, analysis, geometry, modeling and abstract algebra. Several teaching methods courses give prospective teachers the tools to transmit that knowledge and serve the diverse needs of a classroom in an urban setting.

Acceptance to the Program

To be eligible for acceptance to the Mathematics Teaching major (Grades 5-12), students must pass and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in MATH 210, MATH 211, and STAT 201. When this requirement has been satisfied, students must submit a College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Program Declaration Form for Mathematics Teaching Major.

Major Requirements


Core Courses (28 credits)

The courses MAED 440 and MAED 450 require that the student be admitted to the university's Urban Teacher Program; they have several prerequisites taught through that program.

Teaching Licensure Grades 5-12

Students completing the teaching major who wish to earn Minnesota Teaching Licensure for secondary education (grades 5-12) can do so by completing additional course work and student teaching through the university's Urban Teacher Program. Please note that the university's Education Department has the primary responsibility for recommending students for licensure. For more information, visit the Grades 5-12 licensure for Urban Secondary Education page in the catalog.