A Mathematics Minor in Education, along with skills acquired through a major course of study, prepares students to teach Math in either elementary (K-8) or secondary (6-12) settings.

What You Will Learn

You will study various subject areas in math appropriate for either elementary or secondary level learners. You will also take courses in education and teaching methods which will allow you to bring the excitement of mathematics into the classroom.

Elementary Education

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.

Successful completion of this minor, in the context of other program requirements, qualifies you for recommendation for the Michigan Department of Education Mathematics (EX) endorsement. Certified teachers with the Elementary Mathematics endorsement (EX) are able to teach K-5 all subjects as well as grades 6-8 Mathematics and self-contained 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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Secondary Education

Successful completion of this minor, in the context of other program requirements, qualifies you for recommendation for the Michigan Department of Education Mathematics (EX) endorsement. Certified teachers with the Secondary Mathematics endorsement (EX) can teach Math 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 20 credit hours for elementary
  • Average 29 hours for secondary
  • Must be taken with a major course of study
  • On Campus

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