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2020 - 2021 Catalog 
2020 - 2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics Education Major

Program Chair: Dr. Robert Willenbring

Degree Types: Bachelor of Science (default) or Bachelor of Arts (alternative)

The Mathematics Education major is a Bachelor of Science degree program designed to prepare students for a career as a secondary teacher or to provide the essential background for entrance into certain graduate programs.  Depending on their previous coursework, students generally start in MAT 103 , MAT 153 , or MAT 209  unless they already have college credit for Calculus.

Program Outcomes

Mathematics Education graduates will:

  • exhibit analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
  • be able to interpret and analyze data using quantitative reasoning skills
  • be able to use technology to aid in the solving of problems and analysis of data
  • be able to communicate mathematics to others in written and oral formats
  • be able to communicate in the formal language of proof-based mathematics
  • understand how the history and development of mathematics affects learning today
  • be able to explain the mathematical concepts that underlie Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics, and Calculus, and be able to illustrate these concepts through appropriate applications
  • be competitive in securing employment teaching middle school or high school mathematics or gaining admittance to programs of advanced study


There are additional academic policies which apply to all education majors. Please review those policies on the Department of Education  page. 

Major Requirements

A Total of 40 Semester Credits in Mathematics at the 200 Level or Higher with at least 20 semester credits at the 300 level or higher, including

Total: 136 Semester Credits

Program length: 4 academic years / 128 weeks