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2020-2021 Academic Bulletin 
2020-2021 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics Education BS

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This major is available only to those who are obtaining elementary or secondary teacher certification. The program is certified by the Michigan Department of Education and accredited by NCATE. This program is designed to prepare competent, effective secondary school mathematics teachers, fulfilling the department’s mission to support the broader mathematics education community and to mentor students for serving Christ through the teaching profession. This major also provides added value and marketability for elementary school teachers and gives them the flexibility for a potential career shift into high school.


  • BS Mathematics degree with secondary certification (if you want to prepare for high school teaching but would like the option of going to graduate school and teaching at a college or university)
  • Mathematics minor with secondary certification (if you shift your major to another area but you still want to be qualified to teach math).

Total Credits - 124

Additional Requirements

A major field test in mathematics is required during the senior year.

Cognate - 3

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate breadth and depth in their knowledge of undergraduate mathematics.

  • Students will have teaching-related work experience during their college years.

  • Students will demonstrate a commitment to Jesus, the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and service to others.

  • Graduates and student teachers will demonstrate a good understanding of the mathematics that they are teaching and will have the ability to communicate it clearly.

  • Graduates will be successful in obtaining employment or acceptance into graduate or professional programs.

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