BSED Four-Year Degree Plan

The mathematics education degree at Missouri State can be completed in four years or a total of eight semesters. However, a four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring upon admission to the University. Your path to graduation may vary based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of general education electives, and your placement in English and Mathematics.

Sample schedule

This is a model four-year degree plan. Visit with your advisor to develop a plan that is right for you.

Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CSC 111 Intro to Computing (or CIS/CSC 101) 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 261 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5
Total hours16

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
CSC 131 Computational Thinking 4
MTH 280 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 5
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877
3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
EDC 150 Introduction to Teaching 0
MTH 302 Multivariate Calculus 3
MTH 315 Algebraic Structures 3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
PHY 123 Introduction to Physics I 4
Culture and Society/Humanities 3
Total hours16

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions 3
MTH 345 Statistics for Scientists and Engineers 3
MTH 460 College Geometry 3
SEC 302 General Methods of Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools 3
Natural World 4
Total hours17

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
EDC 350 School and Society 3
MTH 333 Linear Algebra 3
MTH 575 History of Mathematics 3
SPE 340 Educational Alternative for Exceptional Students 2
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Self-Understanding/Creativity and Vision 3
Total hours17

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MTH 409 Teaching and Learning of Mathematics I 3
MTH 532 Introduction to Abstract Algebra 3
MTH Required Elective 3
PSY 360 Educational Psychology 3
Self-Understanding/Humanities 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 397 (Course no longer offered. Review course number changes.) -0
MTH 410 Teaching and Learning of Mathematics II, with Practicum 3
MTH 497 Topics 1
MTH Required Elective 3
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3
Culture and Society/Social Sciences 3
General Elective 3
Total hours18

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MTH 493 Supervised Teaching (Secondary Mathematics) 5-6
MTH 494 Supervised Teaching (Secondary Mathematics) 5-6
Total hours10 - 12