Mathematics Major with Teacher Certification in Elementary School Teacher in Grades K-6 (B.S.)

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Major Requirements 

Mathematics Core
MATH 122Calculus I4
MATH 221Calculus II4
MATH 222Calculus III4
MATH 335Linear Algebra4
MATH 340Probability3
Mathematics Specialization
MATH 320Transitions to Advanced Mathematics3
MATH 350College Geometry3
MATH 433Theory of Numbers3
MTHM 201Mathematics in Elementary Schools I 13
MTHM 302Mathematics in Elementary Schools II 13
Mathematics Electives
Select 9 credits from the list (see below)9
Mathematics Collateral Requirement
CSIT 111Fundamentals of Programming I3
PHYS 191University Physics I4
Select one of the following: 14
Physical Anthropology
Biological Sciences
The Living World
The Biology of Human Life
Introductory Chemistry
Planet Earth
Physical Geology
Earth and the Environment
Understanding Weather and Climate
Historical Geology
Introduction to Marine Sciences
Introduction to Marine Sciences
Total Credits54

 Classes also included in Teacher Education sequence. Credits counted only once.

Mathematics Electives

MATH 323Complex Variables3
MATH 360Mathematical Modeling in Biology3
MATH 368Fluid Mechanics3
MATH 370Mathematics for Teaching3
MATH 398Vector Calculus3
MATH 420Ordinary Differential Equations4
MATH 421Partial Differential Equations3
MATH 425Advanced Calculus I3
MATH 426Advanced Calculus II3
MATH 431Foundations of Modern Algebra3
MATH 450Foundations of Geometry3
MATH 451Topology3
MATH 460Introduction to Applied Mathematics3
MATH 463Numerical Analysis3
MATH 464Operations Research I3
MATH 465Operations Research II3
MATH 466Mathematics of Finance I3
MATH 467Mathematics of Finance II3
MATH 469Mathematical Modeling3
MATH 471Selected Topics in Modern Mathematics3
MATH 475History of Mathematics3
MATH 485Applied Combinatorics and Graph Theory3
MATH 487Introduction to Mathematical Cryptography3
MATH 490Honors Seminar3
MATH 491Research in Mathematics Education3
MATH 495Topics for Undergraduates1-3
MATH 497Mathematics Research I1-3
MATH 498Mathematics Research II1-3
STAT 330Fundamentals of Modern Statistics I3
STAT 401Applied Statistics for the Sciences3
STAT 403Techniques and Applications of Statistics3
STAT 441Statistical Computing3
STAT 442Fundamentals of Modern Statistics II3
STAT 443Introduction to Mathematical Statistics3
STAT 481Introduction to Statistical Data Mining3
STAT 487Statistical Genomics3
STAT 495Topics in Statistical Science1-3
STAT 497Undergraduate Research in Statistical Science1-3

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (K-6) 

Pre-Professional Sequence
Pre-Professional Core
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education3
FCST 214Child Development I3
FCST 314Child Development II: Adolescence3
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
Health for Teacher Education
Select one of the following: 13-4
Biological Sciences
Biology for Survival
The Biology of Human Life
Human Heredity
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Personal Health Issues
Injury Prevention and Emergency Care
Study of Human Diseases
Perspectives on Drugs
Mental Health
Human Sexuality
Health Education Methods
School Health and Community Services
Counseling Skills for Public Health Professionals
Honors Seminar in Science
Honors Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Science
Principles and Practice of Emergency Care
Mathematics Requirement
MTHM 201Mathematics in Elementary Schools I3
MTHM 302Mathematics in Elementary Schools II3
Elementary Ed Professional Sequence
ECEL 200Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Democracy3
ECEL 408Social Studies and the Arts in Elementary Classrooms3
ECEL 418Social and Cultural Context of Families and Communities3
ECEL 427Explorations: Science, Math, and Technology in the Elementary Classrooms3
READ 399Early Literacy Development and Instruction3
READ 408Literacy in the Elementary Grades3
Clinical Sequence/Student Teaching
ECEL 412Seminar I: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms1
ECEL 421Seminar II: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms3
ECEL 422Integrating Elementary Curriculum and Assessment for Equity and Diversity3
ECEL 410Clinical Experience I: Inclusive Elementary and Early Childhood Classrooms2
ECEL 414Clinical Experience II: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms9
Total Credits60-61

Or pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the Center of Pedagogy.