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Mathematics Secondary Education

About the Mathematics Secondary Education Program

This 32-hour Mathematics Secondary Education program is designed to prepare students to teach secondary mathematics in grades 6-12. A Mathematics Secondary Education minor is also available.

This program is consistent with the recommendations of Mathematical Association of America, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences.

Students pursuing certification in secondary education can choose from the following majors and minors. Please note that these letter codes are the official certification codes used by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).

Majors Available:

  • Biology (DA)
  • Chemistry (DC)
  • English (BA)
  • History (CC)
  • Integrated Science (DI)
  • Mathematics (EX)
  • Music Education (JQ)
  • Social Studies (group, RX)
  • Spanish (FF)
  • Special Education (SM)

Minors Available:

  • Biology (DA)
  • Chemistry (DC)
  • English (BA)
  • History (CC)
  • Psychology (CE)
  • Spanish (FF)
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (NS)

Secondary certification allows graduates to teach in his or her major or minor disciplines for grades six through twelve. Available K-12 endorsements for students of Secondary Education are Music Education, Spanish Education, and Special Education: Learning Disabilities.

Students desiring Michigan certification are responsible for meeting all certification requirements of the Michigan Department of Education and the State Board of Education, whether or not they are explicitly stated in the SAU catalog.

The SOE policies apply to all Spring Arbor University sites. However, procedures for carrying out certain policies may vary from site to site. Certain certifiable majors and minors are available at the main campus only. A student wishing to participate in these majors and minors must register for and attend classes at SAU’s main campus in Spring Arbor, Michigan.

For more information on the elementary and secondary education programs at Spring Arbor University, visit SAU’s School of Education webpage.

Courses & Course Descriptions

The courses for the 31-hour Mathematics Secondary Education major include such subject areas as:

  • MAT 201 Calculus I
  • MAT 202 Calculus II
  • MAT 232 Proof and Discrete Mathematics
  • MAT 302 Vector Calculus
  • MAT 311 Differential Equations 3
  • MAT 321 Abstract Algebra I
  • MAT 342 Foundations of Secondary School Math (EDU methods course)
  • MAT 351 Statistics
  • MAT 352 Linear Algebra
  • MAT 401 Real Analysis
  • MAT 421 Modern Geometry

To view course requirements and descriptions, see the undergraduate catalog.