Mathematics Major (B.S.)(Combined B.S./M.A.T. with Teacher Certification in Mathematics (Preschool-Grade 12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities)

The Dual Degree Dual Certification program is a 5-year program that leads to teacher certification in Mathematics (grades P-12), teacher certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities, a baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree. Interested students must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program as an undergraduate. Students must successfully complete the undergraduate portion of the program in order to be admitted to the Graduate School and complete the one-year master’s portion of the program.

Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required undergraduate professional sequence of courses, overall course outline, and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

A minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study.

Teacher Education Sequence

To be eligible for admission to the Teacher Education Program, a student must have a minimum 2.75 GPA in math major and collateral courses and have successfully completed 11 credits or more of math major courses. In addition, in order to remain in the Teacher Education Program students must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA and 2.75 GPA in the major.

Program Requirements

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

Major Requirements

Required Mathematics Courses
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 370Mathematics for Teaching3
MATH 431Foundations of Modern Algebra3
MATH 475History of Mathematics3
STAT 330Fundamentals of Modern Statistics I3
Math Teacher Education Electives
Select a minimum 3 credits from the list (see below)3
Mathematics Collateral Requirement
CSIT 111Fundamentals of Programming I3
PHYS 191University Physics I4
PHYS 192University Physics II4
Graduate Course
Select one of the following (Course will also count towards MAT portion of the program):3
Real Variables I
Real Variables II
Complex Variables I
Complex Variables II
Mathematical Computing
Abstract Algebra I
Abstract Algebra II
Linear Algebra I
Linear Algebra II
Probability
Topology
Projective Geometry
Numerical Analysis
Ordinary Differential Equations
Partial Differential Equations
Applied Mathematics: Continuous
Applied Mathematics: Discrete
Combinatorial Mathematics
Graph Theory
Operations Research
Fundamentals of Scientific Computing
Fundamentals of Mathematical Models
Fundamentals of Optimization
Professional Science Master Mini-Projects
Advanced Topics
Applied Industrial Mathematics
Applied Statistics
Statistical Theory I
Statistical Theory II
Statistical Computing
Practicum in Statistics I
Non-Parametric Statistics
Design and Analysis of Experiments
Applied Regression Analysis
Sampling Techniques
Total Credits54

Math Teacher Education Electives

MATH 323Complex Variables3
MATH 335Linear Algebra4
MATH 360Mathematical Modeling in Biology3
MATH 368Fluid Mechanics3
MATH 398Vector Calculus3
MATH 420Ordinary Differential Equations4
MATH 421Partial Differential Equations3
MATH 425Advanced Calculus I3
MATH 426Advanced Calculus II3
MATH 433Theory of Numbers3
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 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 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 (P-12, Bachelor's/MAT) 

Teacher Ed Pre-Requisite Requirements
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
Genetics
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
Nutrition
Speech for Teacher Education
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
Additional Teacher Ed Pre-Requisites
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education3
EDFD 221Historical Foundations of American Education3
Select one of the following:3
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Undergraduate Professional Sequence I
SASE 305Teaching for Equity and Diversity3
SASE 312Educating English Language Learners1
SPED 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence II
READ 411Language Literacy3
SPED 367Language-Based Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence III
SPED 469Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools3
SPED 488Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings3
Graduate Sequence
SPED 566Creating Curricular Access for Adolescents with Disabilities 23
SPED 586Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities 23
Total Credits43-44
1

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

2

Courses will also count toward graduate portion of this program.