Mathematics Education Secondary Education
- Major Courses, General Education Courses, and Minor Courses
- Admission and Transfer Requirements
- Graduation Requirements
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 Michigan middle or 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 middle or 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.
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.
Teacher Certification Requirements
As required by the State of Michigan to receive teacher certification, all teacher candidates must: (1) meet the MDE (CAEP) cohort requirements, (2) pass the pedagogy tests in their subject area majors and minors, and (3) have a 2.75 minimum GPA to receive teacher certification in Michigan. These state requirements are in addition to the FSU graduation requirements of your individual program.
College of Education & Human Services
School of Education
Bishop Hall Room 421
Ferris State University
1349 Cramer Circle
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2737
Telephone: (231) 591-5361