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 grounding 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. Students must a College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Program Declaration Form for Mathematics Teaching Major when they have completed all of the requirements from the Guide to Admission in the Urban Teacher Program.
Core Courses (28 credits)
- MATH 215 Discrete Mathematics
- MATH 301 Introduction to Analysis
- MATH 310 Calculus III: Multivariable Calculus
- MATH 315 Linear Algebra and Applications
- MATH 340 Mathematical Modeling
- MATH 370 Modern Geometry
- MATH 471 Abstract Algebra
- MAED 440 Teaching Mathematics to Urban Learners in Grades 4-8
- MAED 450 Teaching High School Mathematics to Urban Learners in Grades 9-12
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.