# Mathematics, Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in Mathematics (Preschool-Grade 12) - Graduate

## Program Requirements

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

Teaching Field Requirements | ||

Mathematics Core | ||

CSIT 111 | Fundamentals of Programming I | 3 |

MATH 122 | Calculus I | 4 |

MATH 221 | Calculus II | 4 |

MATH 222 | Calculus III | 4 |

MATH 335 | Linear Algebra | 4 |

MATH 340 | Probability | 3 |

MATH 350 | College Geometry | 3 |

MATH 431 | Foundations of Modern Algebra | 3 |

Mathematics Electives | ||

Select 6 credits from the list (see below) | 6 | |

Teaching Methods | ||

MATH 470 | Teaching of Mathematics | 3-4 |

or MATH 519 | Teaching Mathematics | |

Total Credits | 37-38 |

### Mathematics Electives

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

MATH 323 | Complex Variables | 3 |

MATH 420 | Ordinary Differential Equations | 4 |

MATH 425 | Advanced Calculus I | 3 |

MATH 426 | Advanced Calculus II | 3 |

MATH 433 | Theory of Numbers | 3 |

MATH 450 | Foundations of Geometry | 3 |

MATH 451 | Topology | 3 |

MATH 463 | Numerical Analysis | 3 |

MATH 464 | Operations Research I | 3 |

MATH 465 | Operations Research II | 3 |

MATH 469 | Mathematical Modeling | 3 |

MATH 471 | Selected Topics in Modern Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 475 | History of Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 485 | Applied Combinatorics and Graph Theory | 3 |

MATH 490 | Honors Seminar | 3 |

MATH 495 | Topics for Undergraduates | 1-3 |

MATH 497 | Mathematics Research I | 1-3 |

MATH 498 | Mathematics Research II | 1-3 |

MATH 574 | Problem Analysis in Secondary Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 575 | Selected Topics in Mathematics Education | 3 |

MATH 579 | Approaching School Mathematics Through Applications | 3 |

STAT 441 | Statistical Computing | 3 |

STAT 443 | Introduction to Mathematical Statistics | 3 |

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

Additional Requirements for State Certification | ||

Speech | ||

CMST 101 | Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement ^{1} | 3 |

Physiology and Hygiene | ||

Pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the Center of Pedagogy or have the Undergraduate equivalent course approved by advisor. | ||

Educational Psychology | ||

EDFD 582 | Learning Theories | 3 |

or PSYC 560 | Advanced Educational Psychology | |

Graduate Professional Sequence | ||

Introductory Sequence | ||

EDFD 505 | Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling | 3 |

or SASE 505 | Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling | |

SASE 518 | Technology Integration in the Classroom | 1 |

Diversity and Instructional Sequence | ||

EDFD 509 | Sociocultural Perspectives on Curriculum and Assessment | 3 |

or SASE 509 | Sociocultural Perspectives on Curriculum and Assessment | |

EDFD 516 | Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners | 1 |

or SASE 516 | Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners | |

SASE 517 | Inclusive Classrooms in Middle and Secondary Schools ^{2} | 1 |

READ 501 | Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School | 3 |

EDFD 519 | Assessment for Authentic Learning | 3 |

or SASE 519 | Assessment for Authentic Learning | |

Pedagogical Sequence I | ||

SASE 526 | Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogy | 3 |

SASE 527 | Clinical Practice I | 3 |

Pedagogical Sequence II | ||

SASE 514 | In-Service Graduate Clinical Practice II ^{3} | 6 |

or SASE 529 | Clinical Practice II | |

SASE 543 | Advanced Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogy | 3 |

Total Credits | 36 |

^{1} | May be completed by examination. |

^{2} | Post-BA students in the Health and Physical Education program are exempt from this course. |

^{3} | SASE 514 is for in-service teachers. |

### Additional Requirements for State Certification

The following additional requirements must be met prior to student teaching. Upon admission to the program, the student's submitted transcripts are evaluated to determine if any of these requirements have been fulfilled by previous coursework. In such cases, the requirement(s) appears on the degree audit as being waived.

- CMST 101 or Speech Challenge Exam or documented & approved experience
- Physiology & Hygiene - free test at county office of education or BIOL/HLTH course
- Educational Psychology - EDFD 582 or PSYC 560
- Psychology or equivalent undergraduate course work

**Note:** Certification requirements are subject to change.