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Northwest Missouri State University

Minor 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
21 Hour Concentration

The required courses total 21 hours. This minor will meet the concentration requirements for the Middle School Major.

Course No.

Course Name


*Math 17-171 Fundamentals of Mathematics 3
Math 17-118 College Algebra 3
Math 17-119 Trigonometry 2
Math 17-114 General Statistics I 3
Math 17-228 Applied Calculus OR
Math 17-120 Calculus I 4
Math 17-371 Algebra and Geometry for Elementary and Middle School Teachers 3
Math 17-473 Advanced Topics for Middle School Teachers 3
Total Course Hours Required 21
Math 17-582 Mathematical Methods for Middle School Teachers is the required subject field methods course.
*This course counts as a General Education course as well as a course in the minor area.