Mathematics 7-12, B.S.

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This program has a separate admission process. Please consult the admission requirements for this program for more information.

Overall GPA of 2.7 Required
120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

48 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program. Any credits over 48 are counted toward free electives.

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 1 – Quantitative Reasoning:
MAT 150 – Calculus I (‘C+‘ or better)

Tier 2 – American Experience (select one):
HIS 110 – United States History I
HIS 111 – United States History II

Tier 2 - Creative Drive
MAT 260 - Geometry and the Arts

Tier 2 – Mind and Body:  
SHE 203 – School Health

Tier 2 - Social Structure, Conflict, and Consensus
EDU 200 - Teachers, Schools, and Society

Tier 3 – Capstone:
MAT 496 – Student Teaching Seminar - Mathematics

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.


63 Credits Required

Mathematics Requirements
36 Credits Required

A grade of C+ or better is required in MAT 151. Furthermore, in those MAT courses which the student applies toward the major, he/she must have a minimum GPA of 2.3, no grade below a C-, and in at least 50% of the courses must have a grade of B- or better. Note that for certification candidates, MAT GPA is calculated using MAT 150 and all required MAT courses shown below (this includes replacement grades - only one grade replacement will be dropped). This GPA will be calculated by the Mathematics Certification Coordinator and, in most cases, will not match the area GPA.

MAT 151 – Calculus II (‘C+‘ or better)
MAT 250 – Foundations of Mathematics: An Introduction (‘C-‘ or better)
MAT 252 – Calculus III (‘C-‘ or better)
MAT 300 – History of Mathematics
MAT 320 – Probability and Statistics I
MAT 360 – Foundations of Geometry
MAT 372 – Linear Algebra (‘C-‘ or better)
MAT 375 – Abstract Algebra I
MAT 378 – Discrete Mathematics
MAT 405 – Elementary Mathematics from an Advanced Standpoint
MAT 408 - Technology for Teaching Secondary Math Education

Education Requirements
24 Credits Required

EDU 316 - Child Development and Psychology for Educators
EDU 413 – Secondary Education
EDU 471 - Supporting English Learners for School Success (formerly IDS 471)
MAT 490 – Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School
MAT 494 – Student Teaching (Mathematics)
RDG 470 - Literacy in the Content Areas
SED 482 – Teaching Exceptional Students in the Secondary Education Classroom


3 Credits Required

CSC 152 – Computer Programming I


Students must take remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).