Mathematics Education (5-12), B.A.

The Math Education (5-12) major prepares students to teach Mathematics at the middle and/or high school level.  The program focuses on the content of discipline, as well as, the pedagogical skills necessary for teaching in a middle/high school classroom.

For specific Student Learning Outcomes see Education and Mathematics

I. Major Program Requirements

Required classes:

MA131Calculus of Single Variable Functions

4

or

MA121Differential Calculus

3

MA122Integral Calculus

3

 

MA232Differential Equations and Linear Alg I

4

or

MA141Introduction to Mathematical Modeling

4

 

MA233Multivariable Calculus

4

MA306Real Analysis

3

MA315Probability and Statistics

3

MA321Math in the Mountains

3

MA328Modern Applications of Discrete Math

3

MA334Differential Equations and Linear Alg II

4

MA342Applied Numerical Methods & Analysis-WI

3

MA401Abstract Algebra and Modern Geometry

3

MA406Complex Analysis

3

MA421Math Optimizatn, Applications & Analysis

3

MA471History Seminar in Mathematics

1

 

MA422Senior Project

3

or

MA499Senior Thesis

1.00 - 3.00

MA 422, MA 499: for a total of at least 3 credits

II. Other Program Requirements

Two semesters of college science approved by the mathematics department.

III. Professional Education Requirements

Requirements for Mathematics Education Major

AN218/SO218Intro to Native American Studies (ND)

3

ED102Foundations of Education (WI)

3

ED229Educational Psychology

3

ED245Diversity Field Experience

1

ED305Classroom Management

2

ED318Content Area Reading & Secondary Methods

3.00 - 4.00

ED405Education Seminar

2

ED410Student Teaching

12

ED412Measurement and Assessment in Teaching

3

 

HI121US History I (ND)

3

or

HI122US History II

3

or

HI224History of the American West

3

or

HI231Montana and the West

3

 

PSY203Developmental Psychology

3

or

PSY227Child & Adolescent Psychology

3

 

SPED200Introduction to Exceptional Children

3

SPED206Collab & Conf Tech Spec Ed

3

 

IV. Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and Student Teaching

Students pursuing a major in any Teacher Education Program must be accepted to the program.  See Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program for specific details. 

In order for students to student teach, they must submit an application.  See Admission to Student Teaching for specific details.

To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Mathematics for Secondary Education, a student must pass the mathematics senior exit exam and earn a grade of “C-” or better in all of the courses listed under “Major Program Requirements,” “Professional Education Requirements,” and “Other Program Requirements.” A lesser grade in any of these courses must be replaced before the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics for secondary education will be granted. In addition, lesser grades in any of these courses preclude taking subsequent courses for which the deficient courses are prerequisite.

Note:

  1. All secondary education students must consult both with the Department of Education and the Department of Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science and Physics.
  2. All Mathematics Education (5-12) students must meet the following requirements: 1) earn a grade of “C-” or better in all Professional Education Requirements, Major Program Requirements, and Other Program Requirements; 2) earn a minimum of 2.5 grade point average; 3) earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Major Program Requirements and in Other Program Requirements; and 4) earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Professional Education Requirements.