Bachelor of Arts Degree
with Certification in Secondary Education

The BA with Secondary Certification combines a strong major in mathematics with unique professional preparation for teaching in the secondary school classroom. Training in content, methodology, and field experience are supervised by mathematics faculty. Our graduates are in demand as teachers, both statewide and nationally.

Basic Requirements (36 credits): 

The following courses are required of all mathematics majors seeking secondary certification.

MATH 221 Calculus I 4 credits
MATH 222 Calculus II 4 credits
MATH 223 Calculus III 4 credits
MATH 230 Programming and Mathematical Problem Solving 3 credits
MATH 233 Linear Algebra I 3 credits
MATH 239 Introduction to Mathematical Proof 3 credits
MATH 324 Real Analysis I 3 credits
MATH 330 Abstract Algebra 3 credits
MATH 335 Foundations of Geometry 3 credits
MATH 341
MATH 361*
Probability and Applied Statistics

3 credits
MATH 390 History of Mathematics 3 credits

* Be aware that MATH 360 is a prerequisite for MATH 361.

Elective Requirements (3 credits):

Students can tailor their program to academic interests and career goals with an elective choice. Students must take at least 1 additional 3 credit course at the 300-level. A list of these courses and their descriptions can be found here:  List of Courses


Minimum Competence Requirement
A grade of C- or better is required for ALL courses submitted in fulfillment of the major in Mathematics. Students may not enroll in any course having prerequisites unless the minimum grade of C- has been earned in the prerequisites or unless special permission has been granted in writing by the Chair of the Mathematics Department. Prerequisite courses may not be taken after successful completion of any subsequent course.


Total Credits Required for the mathematics major: 39


School of Education Requirements:

For Certification (Go to Certification Calendar)

INTD 203 Social Foundations of American Education 3 credits
EDUC 204 Dimensions of Teaching 4 credits
SPED 205 Teaching Secondary Learners with Special Needs 3 credits
EDUC 215 Foundations of Literacy in the Secondary School 3 credits
INTD 301** Topics in Secondary Education: Mathematics 3 credits
INTD 302** Methods and Materials: Mathematics 3 credits
EDUC 303 Field Experience: (Adolescence Education) 3 credits
EDUC 340/350** Student Teaching 12 credits
PSYC 216 Adolescent Development 3 credits
H&PE 350 Health and Safety Issues in the Schools 1 credit

** Taught and supervised by the Mathematics Department.