Program Requirements

If you are pursuing a degree in math secondary education, you must meet the below requirements to be eligible for graduation. Also, you must complete the general education program, fulfill the general baccalaureate degree requirements and complete at least 125 hours of coursework.

The math education program is not comprehensive, so it requires the completion of a minor. By working with the teacher certification office at Missouri State, you will receive your teaching certificate within 12 weeks after successfully completing the education program.

To remain eligible to continue in the math education program, you must maintain a 2.75 GPA in all of your math coursework.

Mathematics

Bachelor of Science in Education (Certifiable grades 9-12)
  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. Major Requirements
    1. MTH 261(5), 280(5), 302(3), 315(3), 333(3), 345(3), 460(3), 532(3), 575(3)
    2. Select two courses from: MTH 503(3), 510(3), 536(3), 540(3), 567(3)
    3. Courses required from related areas: CSC 121(3) or 125(4) or 130(3); PHY 123(4) or 203(5)
    4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of  MTH 493(5-6) and 494(5-6).
  3. Professional Education Requirements. Note: A grade of “C” or better in each course is required for state certification. 
    1. MTH 409(3), 410(3), 411(3), 493(5-6), 494(5-6)
    2. Professional Education Required Core and Competencies - see Teacher Education Program           
  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements
  5. This program also requires compliance with the Teacher Education Program for eligibility to enroll in Professional Education courses; admission to and continuance in the Teacher Education Program; approval for supervised teaching; and recommendation for certification which includes following GPA requirements. All GPA requirements include both Missouri State and transfer grades.
    1. at least a 2.75 GPA on all course work attempted at all colleges attended
    2. at least a 3.00 GPA in the certificate subject area (major field of study) which includes all courses listed under B
    3. at least a 3.00 GPA in any additional certificate subject area
    4. at least a 3.00 GPA in the professional education courses which includes all courses listed under C; and no grade lower than a "C" in all professional education courses