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**Bachelor of Science (B.S.)**with a major in Mathematics for Secondary Education- Graduate programs leading to the Master of Science in Education and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees in mathematics also are available through the School of Education
**Mathematics for Secondary Education minor**

Mathematics and Computer Science department web page

**The information on this page pertains to program requirements for students who matriculated in the 2024-2025 academic year. View requirements for previous catalog years ***here***.**

The goal of the Mathematics for Secondary Education program is to equip students with the needed mathematical knowledge, instructional strategies, foundational awareness of education, and teaching experiences to become successful teachers of middle or high school mathematics. Students who are interested in teaching in community college settings or at universities are also encouraged to pursue this degree.

Students majoring in Mathematics for Secondary Education receive a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in addition to a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the School of Education. This dual-degree program gives graduates a competitive advantage, as students can demonstrate deep mathematical knowledge and comprehensive preparation for teaching.

This major is designed to furnish students with the mathematics content necessary for secondary certification in mathematics. To teach secondary mathematics, students also will need to complete the secondary education major offered in the School of Education.

Students must complete the following mathematics and related courses. All programs should be planned in careful consultation with a faculty mentor.

To be endorsed by Drake University for licensure in an endorsement, students must obtain at least a "C" in all courses listed below.

Course |
Credits |

Required Courses | |

CS 065 - Introduction to Computer Science I | 3 |

MATH 050 - Calculus I | 3 |

MATH 054 - Discrete Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 061 - Geometry for 6-12^{th} Grade Teachers |
3 |

MATH 063 - Algebra and Math Modeling for 6-12 Math Teachers | 3 |

MATH 070 - Calculus II | 3 |

MATH 080 - Linear Algebra | 3 |

MATH 100 - Calculus III | 3 |

MATH 101 - Mathematical Reasoning | 3 |

MATH 144 - Topics in Mathematics and Computer Science Education | 3 |

MATH 145 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 192 - Mathematics Secondary Education Capstone | 1 |

Choose one from the following: | |

ACTS/MATH 131 - Introduction to Probability I | 3.5 |

MATH 062 - Statistics and Probability for 6-12^{th} Grade Teachers (Recommended) |
3 |

STAT 071 - Statistics I | 3 |

Choose two from the following: | |

MATH 153 - Modern Geometry | 3 |

MATH 155 - Abstract Algebra I | 3 |

MATH 157 - History of Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 184 - Introduction to Real Analytical Mathematics I | 3 |

MATH 187 - Complex Analysis | 3 |

Strongly recommended additional courses | |

MATH 064 – Tutoring in Math and CS | 1 |

MATH 125 - Mathematical Modeling | 3 |

TOTAL | 43-43.5 |

The student must have a departmental minor adviser and complete 24 credit hours of mathematics and related courses as stipulated in the catalog requirements.

Course |
Credits |

CS 065 - Introduction to Computer Science I | 3 |

MATH 050 – Calculus I | 3 |

MATH 054 - Discrete Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 070 - Calculus II | 3 |

MATH 100 - Calculus III | 3 |

MATH 144 - Topics in Mathematics and Computer Science Education | 3 |

MATH 145 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics | 3 |

Select one from the following algebra courses: | |

MATH 063 - Algebra and Math Modeling for 6-12th Grade Teachers (Recommended) |
3 |

MATH 080 - Linear Algebra | 3 |

MATH 155 - Abstract Algebra I | 3 |

Select one from the following geometry courses: | |

MATH 061 - Geometry for 6-12th Grade Teachers (Recommended) |
3 |

MATH 153 - Modern Geometry | 3 |

Select one from the following statistics courses: | |

MATH 062 - Statistics and Probability for 6-12th Grade Teachers (Recommended) |
3 |

ACTS/MATH 131/131L - Introduction to Probability I | 3.5 |

STAT 071 - Statistics I | 3 |

Strongly recommended additional courses: | |

MATH 064 – Tutoring in Math and CS | 1 |

MATH 125 - Mathematical Modeling | 3 |

TOTAL |
27+ |