Bachelor of Arts/Sciences in Mathematics Education

Program Curriculum

120 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education 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.

General Education Core Requirements
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
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 1010 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

Secondary Education Pre-Program Requirements 

HIST 1700American Civilization (AI, GC)3
or POLS 1100 American Government (AI)
FSHD 1500Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)3
or PSY 1010 General Psychology (SS, GC)
or PSY 1100 Human Development Through Lifespan (SS) (GC)
EDUC 1010Foundations/Intro to Education3
EDUC 2010Intro to Exceptional Learners3
EDUC 2400Foundations Multicultural/ESL (GC)3
EDUC 2500Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms3
EDUC 3110Educational Psychology3

Mathematics Core Requirements 

MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics (MA)3
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:

  • USBE 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. USBE 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
First Year Recommended Elective 2
MATH 1210 Calculus I 4
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
General Education (American Institutions) 1 3
General Elective 4
Spring Semester
MATH 1220 Calculus II 4
MATH 2200 Discrete Mathematics 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 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 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I
and Physics/Scientists Engineers Lab
General Elective 1
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) 3
3rd Year
Fall Semester
MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics (MA) 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 (GC) (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