NOTE: Elementary major phasing out Fall 2021 - being replaced by either Elementary-Early Childhood Teaching and Learning (with Certification) (Fall 2021) or Middle School Mathematics (est. Fall 2023).

The Education Mathematics Program at Eastern Michigan University offers undergraduate programs that lead to state endorsements. Our graduates find jobs as classroom teachers.

Undergraduate Programs

The Education Mathematics programs include a BS in Elementary Education Mathematics or Secondary Education Mathematics and an Education Mathematics minor. Along with the liberal arts requirements, the Elementary Education program leads to teacher certification for K-8 grades in a classroom teaching all subjects. The Secondary education programs prepare for certification to teach in 6-12 grade Mathematics classrooms.

  • Elementary Education Mathematics Comprehensive [BS]

    NOTE: New admittance to this program ends Fall 2021. Courses available for this program will be offered through Fall 2027. For information about the new elementary, Early Childhood Teaching and Learning program with certification, visit the catalog or schedule an appointment with an advisor.

    If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people, a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Mathematics could open the door to a rewarding career. The Elementary Education Mathematics Comprehensive Major leads to a K-5 elementary education teaching certificate. You will also be eligible to earn the State of Michigan Elementary Mathematics (EX) endorsement. This indicates that you have specialized elementary expertise in Social Studies and qualifies you to teach Mathematics in grades 6-8.

    What You Will Learn

    In addition to the elementary curriculum, you will learn problem solving and number concepts, mathematical reasoning, algebra, geometry, plane trigonometry, linear models and probability, calculus, statistics and mathematical history along with researched-based approaches to teaching elementary level math skills to young children.


    Certified teachers with the Elementary Mathematics (EX) endorsement can teach grades K-5 all subjects as well as grades 6-8 self-contained classrooms and 6-8 Mathematics. By pursuing this major you will have the mathematical knowledge and training to take a leadership role in mathematics education at the elementary and middle school grades. Having this expertise in mathematics makes for a very marketable elementary teaching degree. Teaching mathematics at the middle school level is also a very rewarding profession. In either case, you have the opportunity to get students excited about mathematics at an early age.

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  • Secondary Education Mathematics [BS]

    The Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Mathematics Major provides a comprehensive foundation in mathematics content and teaching when combined with the professional course sequence for certification through the College of Education.

    What You Will Learn

    You will study calculus, algebra, mathematical proof, geometry and statistical methods. Additional courses in education and methods will teach you how to bring the excitement of mathematics into the classroom.


    Successful completion of this course of study, in the context of other program requirements, qualifies you for recommendation for the Michigan Department of Education Secondary Mathematics (EX) endorsement. This indicates that you are able to teach Mathematics in 6-12th grade classrooms. As a student in this program, you may seek advising, apply for scholarships, and participate in activities both in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences, the home department for this major, and in the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education, home of the professional teaching courses.

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At a Glance

  • Average of 133 credit hours depending on minor
  • Average time to complete 4.5 years
  • On campus
  • No minor required


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