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
Total hours16
MTH 261 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5
General Education (Social Sciences) 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours14
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
CSC 130 The World of Computer Science 3
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

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
EDC 150 Introduction to Teaching 0
MTH 302 Multivariate Calculus 3
MTH 315 Algebraic Structures 3
ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions 3
PHY 123 Introduction to Physics I 4
PSY 360 Educational Psychology 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
General Education (Humanities) 3
MTH 333 Linear Algebra 3
MTH 460 College Geometry 3
SEC 302 General Methods of Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools 3
General Education (Life Sciences) 4

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
EDC 350 School and Society 3
MTH 345 Statistics for Scientists and Engineers 3
Mathematics Elective 3
EDC 345 Introduction to Multicultural Education and Diversity 3
General Education (Arts) 3
General Education (Cultural Competence) 3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
MTH 409 Teaching and Learning of Mathematics I 3
MTH 532 Introduction to Abstract Algebra 3
MTH Required Elective 3
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3
General Education (Social Sciences) 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
MTH 410 Teaching and Learning of Mathematics II, with Practicum 3
MTH 411 Teaching and Learning of Mathematics III 3
MTH 575 History of Mathematics 3
SPE 340 Educational Alternative for Exceptional Students 2
General Education (Public Issues) 3
RDG 574 Analysis and Correction of Difficulties in Adolescent Literacy 3

Eighth semester (spring)

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