Bachelor of Arts/Sciences in Mathematics Education

The Bachelor of Arts/ Science in Mathematics Education degree has five basic components:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Secondary Education Program Requirements
  3. Foreign Language Requirement (Bachelor of Arts only)
  4. Mathematics Core Requirements
  5. Mathematics Program Requirements
  6. Secondary Education Program Admission and Professional Requirements

Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
Information Literacy0-1
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Secondary Education Program Requirements
Complete one of the following through General Education or elective credit:
HIST 1700American Civilization3
or POLS 1100 American Government
Complete one of the following through General Education or elective credit:
FSHD 1500Human Development Lifespan3
or PSY 1010 General Psychology
or PSY 1100 Human Development Through Lifespan
Complete the following program prerequisite courses:
EDUC 1010Foundations/Intro to Education3
EDUC 2010Intro to Exceptional Learners3
EDUC 2400Foundations Multicultural/ESL3
EDUC 2500Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms3
EDUC 3110Educational Psychology3
Bachelor of Arts: Foreign Language Requirement3-16
Complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits in a single foreign language, through earned credit (grade C or higher), credit by examination, or vertical credit from the courses listed on the GE Foreign Language Requirement page 1
- Complete a 2020 or higher foreign language course (grade C or higher)
- Complete a 3060 foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Receive 16 transfer credits for GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (8) in a single foreign language (grade C or higher)
Complete a 1020 course listed below in a second foreign language (grade C or higher) AND one of the following:
1. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 FLATS exam credits for FLAT 1000 (8) and FLAT 2000 (4)
2. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 transfer credits articulated as GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (4) (all grade C or higher)
Available only to students who are nonnative English speakers, complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits of ESL courses listed below (grade B or higher)
- Complete ESL 2750 or ESL 2760 (grade B or higher).
- Submit one of the following test scores required for unconditional DSU admission: TOEFL (61 iBT, 173 CBT, or 500 PBT); or Michigan (70); or USU-IELE equivalent score. Other tests may be accepted for admission to DSU but will not fulfill this requirement. Official scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
Total Hours3-16

General Education Foreign Language Classes may be found on the General Education page.

Core Discipline Requirements
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics3
MATH 1210Calculus I4
MATH 1220Calculus II4
MATH 2200Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 2210Multivariable Calculus4
MATH 2270Linear Algebra3
MATH 2280Ordinary Differential Equation3
MATH 3000History of Mathematics3
MATH 3100Euclidean / Non-Euclidean Geom3
MATH 3200Introduction to Analysis I3
MATH 3400Probability & Statistics3
MATH 3900Number Theory3
MATH 4000Foundations of Algebra3
Mathematics Program Requirements
CS 1400Fundamentals of Programming3
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I
and Physics/Scientists Engineers Lab

Secondary Education Program Admission

To be admitted to the Secondary Education Program and enroll in professional courses:

  • USOE R277-504-3 A(3) “requires candidates to maintain a cumulative university GPA of 3.0, and receive a C or better in all education related courses and major required content courses"

and students must pass the appropriate PRAXIS II content area subject test(s). In addition, one of the following must be completed:

  • Students with BA/BS degrees in progress must have completed at least 95% of major coursework and have approval of major academic content area department advisor
  • Students with completed BA/BS or higher degrees must have their transcripts reviewed by content area department advisor
Secondary Education Program Professional Requirements
Semester I
SCED 3720Reading Writing Content Areas3
SCED 4100Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment3
SCED 4600Classroom Management3
MATH 4500Methods Teach Secondary Math3
Semester II
SCED 4900Secondary Student Teaching10
SCED 4989Student Teaching Seminar2

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative university GPA 3.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher required (not C-) in each Mathematics Core Requirement and Program requirement course.
  6. USOE R277-504-3 A(3) “requires candidates to maintain a cumulative university GPA of 3.0, and receive a C or better in all education related courses and major required content courses"
  7. 3.0 GPA or higher in Education and Secondary Education program prerequisite and professional courses.

Graduation Plan 

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
MATH 1210 Calculus I 4
MATH 1001 FYE: Mathematics 1
CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
General Education (American Institutions) 1 3
General Elective 1
Spring Semester
MATH 1220 Calculus II 4
MATH 2200 Discrete Mathematics 3
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
General Education (Life Sciences) 3
General Education (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 1 3
2nd Year
Fall Semester
MATH 2270 Linear Algebra 3
MATH 3000 History of Mathematics 3
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I
and Physics/Scientists Engineers Lab
Spring Semester
MATH 2210 Multivariable Calculus 4
MATH 2280 Ordinary Differential Equation 3
MATH 3900 Number Theory 3
EDUC 1010 Foundations/Intro to Education 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities/GLOCUP) 3
General Elective 1
3rd Year
Fall Semester
MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics 3
MATH 4000 Foundations of Algebra 3
CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming 3
EDUC 2010 Intro to Exceptional Learners 3
EDUC 2400 Foundations Multicultural/ESL (GLOCUP) 3
Spring Semester
MATH 3100 Euclidean / Non-Euclidean Geom 3
MATH 3400 Probability & Statistics 3
EDUC 2500 Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms 3
EDUC 3110 Educational Psychology 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
4th Year
Fall Semester
MATH 3200 Introduction to Analysis I 3
MATH 4500 Methods Teach Secondary Math 3
SCED 3720 Reading Writing Content Areas 3
SCED 4100 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 3
SCED 4600 Classroom Management 3
Spring Semester
SCED 4900 Secondary Student Teaching 10
SCED 4989 Student Teaching Seminar 2
 Total Hours120