Mathematics Education

General Education Requirements 

English Composition
Select one of the following:6
College Composition I
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition III: Persuasive Writing
Speech Communication
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Mathematics in Society
Calculus I 1
Elementary Statistics
Lab Science
Select two of the following, one must come from the Natural and Physical Sciences category8
Natural and Physical Sciences (ND:LABSC)
Concepts of Biology
General Biology I
General Biology II
General Zoology
Introductory Chemistry
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Introduction to Earth Science
The Earth Through Time
Concepts of Physics
Introductory Astronomy
College Physics I
College Physics II
University Physics I
University Physics II
Additional Sciences (ND:SCI)
Cognition and Brain Science
Technology, Engineering, and Design
Technology Solutions for Society
Select one of the following:2
Concepts of Fitness and Wellness
Introduction to Stress Management
Computer Science and Literacy
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Information Security
Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Programming in Java
Introduction to Structured Programming I
Social Implications of Computer Technology 3
Discovering Computing
Select one of the following:3
American Sign Language I
American Sign Language II
Oral Interpretation
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Film
Bible as Literature
Women and Literature
World Literature I
World Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Civilization, Thought, and Literary Heritage
Ethics and Philosophy of Science
1st Year Spanish I
1st Year Spanish II
2nd Year Spanish I
2nd Year Spanish II
Introduction to Theatre Arts
Art and Music
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Introduction to Digital Media
Art History I
Art History II
History of Craft
Fine Arts and Aesthetics
Music Appreciation
Music Fundamentals
World Music
History of Popular/Rock Music
Social Science
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Understanding Media and Social Change
Human Communication
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Human Geography
United States to 1877
United States to Present
World Civilizations to 1500
World Civilizations since 1500
Environmental History
Native American Studies
American National Government
State and Local Government
Introduction to Psychology 2
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Anthropology
Additional Humanities or Social Science
Select one additional course from Humanities or Social Science or select from the following:2
Two-Dimensional Design
Drawing I
Ceramics I
Photography I
Survey of Geography
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Concert Choir
Athletic Band
Concert Band
Planetarium Science
Theatre Practicum
Total Credits39



 Required as pre-requisite for PSYC 250 Developmental Psychology


Course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.

Major Requirements

Required Courses
MATH 166Calculus II4
MATH 208Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 210Elementary Statistics3
MATH 265Calculus III4
MATH 266Introduction to Differential Equations3
MATH 313Algebra and Functions for Teachers3
MATH 314Geometry & Trigonometry for Teachers3
MATH 321Applied Probability and Statistics3
MATH 330Linear Algebra and Matrices3
MATH 340Abstract Algebra4
MATH 400History and Philosophy of Mathematics2
MATH 410Real Analysis3
MATH 490Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics3
MATH 491Math Capstone1
CSCI 120Introduction to Programming3
or CSCI 124 C++ I
or CSCI 127 Introduction to Programming in Java
or CSCI 160 Introduction to Structured Programming I
or CSCI 161 Introduction to Structured Programming II
or CSCI 365 Programming Language Topics
or SE 110 Discovering Computing

Total General Education 39 Hrs
Total Major Requirement 45 Hrs
Total Professional Ed Sequence 32-33 Hrs
Total Credits Needed to Graduate 120 Hrs

Professional Education Sequence

Professional Education Sequence
EDUC 240Educating Exceptional Students3
EDUC 250Introduction to Education3
EDUC 283Understanding Cultural Diversity in Education3
EDUC 300Educational Technology2
EDUC 351Secondary Practicum and Classroom Management1
EDUC 352Culturally Diverse Practicum1
or EDUC 464 Practicum in the ELL Classroom
EDUC 375Teaching Reading in the Content Areas 2
EDUC 400Educational Psychology2
EDUC 450Trends in Assessment and Educational Issues2
EDUC 480Student Teaching (Secondary)10
PSYC 250Developmental Psychology3
Total Credits32

For degree and graduation requirements, visit degree requirements and graduation requirements.


Plan of Study

First Year
COMM 110 or 212 (Gen Ed)3ENGL 120 or 125 (Gen Ed)3
ENGL 110 (Gen Ed)3Lab Science (Gen Ed)4
HPER 100 (Gen Ed)2PSYC 111 (Gen Ed)3
Lab Science (Gen Ed)4MATH 165 (Gen Ed)4
MATH 107 (if Math 165 Calculus pre-req not yet satisfied)4MATH 2103
UNIV 1501 
 17 17
Second Year
Art and Music (Gen Ed)3EDUC 2403
EDUC 2503EDUC 2833
Literacies (Gen Ed)3MATH 2654
MATH 1664MATH 3143
SE 110 (Gen Ed)3MATH 3303
 16 16
Third Year
EDUC 3511EDUC 3002
EDUC 4502EDUC 3752
Elective2MATH 3133
MATH 2663MATH 3213
MATH 3404MATH 4002
MATH 4903Social Science (Gen Ed)3
 15 15
Fourth Year
Additional Humanities or Social Science (Gen Ed)2EDUC 48010
EDUC 3521 
EDUC 4002 
MATH 2083 
MATH 4103 
MATH 4911 
PSYC 2503 
 15 10
Total Credits 121

Please note:  This plan is intended for general information only.  Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor each semester before registration.


Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes are based on the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board State Program Approval Standards.

1. Content and Computation:  Students can demonstrate mathematical proficiency in course-level content-specific learning outcomes for all mathematics courses within the program. This includes the application and demonstration of computational and algorithmic problem-solving techniques.

2. Communication:  Students can read, interpret, write about, and talk about mathematics.

3. Technology:  Students can use mathematics technologies to represent, create, solve, and analyze mathematical concepts.

4. Pedagogical Content Knowledge:  Students can demonstrate the ability to integrate mathematical content knowledge with knowledge of secondary mathematics standards & curriculum, general pedagogical practices, and knowledge of learners and their characteristics.

5. Dispositions:  Students can demonstrate the professional dispositions required of a classroom teacher.