The mathematics department at Missouri State accepts and encourages all students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in math education.
To begin coursework in the field of mathematics education, you initially need to be admitted to Missouri State. Before completing 75 credit hours, you must also be admitted to a degree program.
The mathematics education program is offered in partnership with the College of Education. You must meet certain admission and certification requirements to continue in the program.
Certification eligibility requirements
Completion of certification requirements is a four-step process. Students who receive a certification recommendation must meet the standards for certification eligibility as outlined below:
- Requirements for Eligibility to Enroll in Professional Education Courses: Before a student can enroll in the introductory methods courses (ECE 304, ELE 302, KIN 200, MUS 200, SEC 302, or SPE 310), the student must have:
- A combined (Missouri State and transfer) GPA of 2.50 or higher.
- Meet with academic advisor to determine whether completion of EDC 150 transfer section is required. Note: For Agriculture Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Music Education, Physical Education, and Special Education majors, competency is covered in major requirements.
- Completion of Missouri Volunteer and Employee Criminal History Service (MOVECHS) FBI Fingerprinting Background Check prior to any clinical experience placement. For more information, refer to Compliance Documents Required for Practicum, Internship or Student Teaching.
The admission process
To gain full admittance into the mathematics education program, follow the steps below:
- Declare or change your major to mathematics education by visiting the Academic Advising and Transfer Center, University Hall 109
- Meet with your assigned advisor to discuss admission requirements and to develop a plan of study
- Complete the admission requirements listed above, including the C-BASE exam
- Enroll in SEC 302 to automatically apply for your program
When you declare your major, you will be listed as a pre-major until you satisfy all admission requirements.
Upon completion of the above requirements, a student’s record is reviewed and submitted to the Educator Preparation Provider Council (EPPC) for admission to Teacher Education. A student’s qualifications for continuance in the Teacher Education Program is subject to review and change by the EPPC at any time while the student is enrolled. Students should check with their advisor or department head for any additional program specific requirements.