Teacher Education in Mathematics (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)

A major in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers leads to certification to teach Math in schools. Students who pursue this program should consider teaching as their immediate career goal.

General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Major Requirements
MAT 165
MAT 166
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I: Differentiation
and Calculus with Analytic Geometry I: Integration
or MAT 167 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
MAT 177Calculus with Analytic Geometry II5
MAT 206Mathematical Transitions3
MAT 287Calculus with Analytic Geometry III5
MAT 306Linear Algebra3
Select twenty-four credit hours from the following with at least twelve credit hours from Section B:24
Section A
Mathematics and Technology 1
History of Mathematics 1
Topics in Geometry 1
Differential Equations
Probability Theory 1
Section B
Advanced Modeling
Advanced Calculus
Abstract Algebra 1
Mathematical Statistics 1
Independent Research/Project
Number Theory 1
Mathematics Teaching: Methods and Materials 1
Seminar in Mathematics
Education Professional Sequence
Students must complete the Professional Sequence36

Graduation Requirements

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours, including 60 from a senior college (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. Earn a grade of C or higher in all major coursework.
  6. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.75, a major GPA of 3.0 and a minimum 3.0 GPA in Education coursework.
  7. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.