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Mathematics Education MAED

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

College(s): Education and Human Services

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
Mathematics Major (37 credit hours)
MATH 220 Analytical Geometry-Calculus 1 4
MATH 230 Analytical Geometry-Calculus 2 4
MATH 318 Probability-Stats for Teachers 3
MATH 319 Math Modeling-Problem Solving 3
MATH 320 Analytical Geometry-Calculus 3 4
MATH 322 Linear Algebra 3
MATH 324 Fund Concepts in Mathematics 3
MATH 325 College Geometry 4
MATH 326 Discrete Mathematics Teachers 3
MATH 420 Intro to Abstract Algebra 3
MATH 438 Teaching and Learning-HS Math 3
Total 37
Professional Education Sequence
Level I
Note: Students seeking admission to teacher education candidacy must meet all university requirements for admission to the specific program they wish to enter.
EDUC 101 Intro to the Professn of Teach 1
EDUC 251 Life Span Human Growth - Devel 3
EDUC 289 Principles Teaching - Learning 3
Level II
Note: Prior to admission to the Teacher Education Program and Level II courses, students must pass all sections of the Basic Skills Test, complete all Professional Education Prerequisite courses with a minimum of 2.5 GPA, with no grade lower than a C (2.0), have a 2.5 cumulative GPA, and meet all other program requirements. Students may have no more than two repeats in Level I coursework.
EDUC 303 School and Work and Society 3
EDUC 415 Teaching Special Needs 3
EDUC 338 Secondary General Methods I 4
EDUC 438 Secondary General Methods II 5
EDUC 443 Tchg Reading-Secondary Areas 3
Level III
Note: Prior to student teaching and professional seminar (Level III courses), students must obtain the appropriate GPA for their major/minor as established by each department, earn an overall GPA of 2.75 in the professional education courses, have a 2.5 cumulative GPA, and meet all other program requirements.
EDUC 499 Student Teaching 12
TOTAL 39
NOTE: STUDENTS MUST OBTAIN THE APPROPRIATE GPA FOR THEIR MAJOR/MINOR AS ESTABLISHED BY EACH DEPARTMENT. A 2.75 GPA IS REQUIRED IN THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSE SEQUENCE. A 2.50 CUMULATIVE GPA IS ALSO REQUIRED BEFORE STUDENT TEACHING. NOTE: Though faculty advisors are responsible for advising students regarding degree requirements, it is the student who is ultimately responsible for choosing the correct courses and for following the correct program.   

Why Choose Mathematics Education?

Employment prospects are excellent for mathematics education students. A critical shortage of math teachers exists throughout the nation, creating increasing demand for bright new instructors. Mathematics education graduates also have the basic background to pursue careers in industry.

The mathematics education program joins faculty from two top-notch programs. College of Arts and Sciences mathematics faculty provide mathematics instruction while College of Education faculty teaches education classes. Students also receive appropriate field experiences teaching in selected west Michigan high schools.

The Ferris State University mathematics education program requires classes in general education, mathematics major and professional education. A teaching minor is also required. You cannot have a mathematics teaching minor with this teaching major. Students complete one semester of directed teaching at the high school level. Upon completion of program requirements, students may apply for Michigan Secondary Provisional Certification. Candidates are required to pass state-mandated Subject Matter Exams in selected teaching major and minors prior to certification recommendation.

Professional Opportunities

Students receive hands-on, technology-rich instruction in both mathematics and education, preparing them for secondary level teaching. Appropriate additional studies may also lead to college teaching careers.

Admission Requirements

High school students and transfer students with 29 credit hours or less must possess a high school grade point average of 2.25 (on a 4.0 scale) or an ACT composite score of 15. Transfer students with 30 credit hours or more must possess a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Students transferring into the program with completed majors or minors must have the appropriate GPA as established by each department. Consult individual program description for other admission requirements.

Teacher Certification Requirements

As required by the State of Michigan to receive teacher certification, all teacher candidates must: (1) pass the Professional Readiness Exam, (2) pass the pedagogy tests in their subject area majors and minors, and (3) have a 2.50 minimum GPA to receive teacher certification in Michigan. These state requirements are in addition to the FSU graduation requirements of your individual program.

Graduation Requirements

The mathematics education program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree through the School of Education, College of Education & Human Services. Graduates must complete all of FSU's general education, mathematics, and education requirements. Professional education requirements include a semester of directed student teaching. Consult individual program description for other graduation requirements.

A 2.75 GPA is required for successful completion of the mathematics major.

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College of Education and Human Services
Bishop Hall Room 421
Ferris State University
1349 Cramer Circle
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2737
Phone: 231-591-5361


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