About this program
This program is accredited by the Minnesota Professional Education and Licensing Standards Board (PELSB) to meet the content standards associated with teaching licensure in this subject area.
NOTE: As of summer 2018 the Mathematics and Statistics Department has temporarily suspended admission into this major. Current students will not be impacted by this suspension and able to progress within their major
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.
- the content knowledge in mathematics at a level suitable for teaching at 5--12 level.
- the ability to teach mathematics in 5--12 classrooms by using updated pedagogy and best practices.
- appreciate the role of mathematics and statistics in the modern world, and will be role models of logical reasoning and data-based thinking in and outside the classroom.