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Northwest Missouri State University


Comprehensive Major in Mathematics Education

Designed to:

  • prepare students to teach secondary mathematics
  • provide the strong content knowledge needed to teach mathematics
  • lead to Missouri teaching certification (can be augmented to meet the requirements in most other states)
  • combine instruction in mathematical content with courses that explore strategies for teaching mathematics
  • prepare students to enter a graduate program in mathematics education

Required Courses for Mathematics Education
B.S.Ed. Degree; no minor required

Course No.

Course Name

Hours

*Math 17-120 Calculus I 4
Math 17-121 Calculus II 4
Math 17-215 Discrete Mathematics 4
Math 17-230 Probability and Statistics 3
Math 17-311 Elementary Linear Algebra 3
Math 17-321 Multivariate Calculus 4
Math 17-496 Senior Paper 1
**CSIS 44-149 Scientific Computing 3
Math 17-351 College Geometry 3
Math 17-415 Introduction to Abstract Algebra 3
Math 17-421 Intermediate Analysis 3
Math 17-490 Seminar in Reading in Mathematics Literature 1
Approved Department Electives 9
Total Course Hours Required 45

* This course counts as a General Education course as well as a course in the major area.
** CSIS 44-130 Computers & Info Tech is a prerequisite course.
Math 17-580 Methods in Secondary School Mathematics is the required subject field methods course.
This major exceeds the minimum Missouri certification standards.