Mathematics Teaching Option

The Mathematics Teaching Option is designed for students who wish to become licensed to teach mathematics in grades 5-12. Upon completion of the degree, students are eligible for licensure in the state of Montana. Secondary education students are encouraged to pursue a teaching minor in an additional content area and should contact an advisor for details. Obtaining a teaching minor will require more than eight semesters. For more information on admission to the Teacher Education Program, Student Teaching, Licensure, Professional Expectations and more, please visit the Teacher Education Program page.

Freshman YearCredits
EDU 101US - Teaching and Learning
or CLS 101US - Knowledge and Community
or CLS 201US - Knowledge and Community
or COMX 111US - Introduction to Public Speaking
or LS 101US - Interdisciplinary Ways of Knowing
or HONR 201US - Texts and Critics: Knowledge & Imagination I
or HONR 301US - Texts and Critics II
or US 101US - First Year Seminar
or US 121US - Humanity, Society & Culture in the Digital Landscape
HDFS 101IS - Indiv and Fam Dev: Lifespan3  
M 171Q - Calculus I4  
University and Core Electives5  
WRIT 101W - College Writing I  3
EDU 202 - Early Field Experience  1
M 172Q - Calculus II  4
PHSX 205 - College Physics I  4
University Core and Electives  3
Year Total: 15 15
Sophomore YearCredits
EDU 223IS - Educ Psych and Adolescent Dev
or EDU 222IS  Educ Psych and Child Development
EDU 370 - Integrating Tech into Educ2  
M 221 - Introduction to Linear Algebra3  
M 273Q - Multivariable Calculus4  
STAT 216Q - Introduction to Statistics3  
EDU 211D - Multicultural Education  3
M 242 - Methods of Proof  3
M 274 - Introduction to Differential Equation  4
STAT 217Q - Intermediate Statistical Concepts  3
University Core and Electives   3
Year Total: 15 16
Junior YearCredits
EDU 382 - Assessmt, Curric, Instructn3  
M 328 - Higher Math for Sec Teachers3  
Math/Stat (300+)3  
University Core and Electives6  
EDU 497R - Methods: 5-8 Mathematics  3
EDSP 306 - Exceptional Learners  3
M 329 - Modern Geometry  3
Math/Stat(300+)  3
University Core and Electives  3
Year Total: 15 15
Senior YearCredits
EDU 395 - Practicum3  
EDU 497 - Methods3  
M 428 - Mathematical Modeling for Teachers3  
Math/Stat(300+) 3  
University Core and Electives3  
EDU 408 - Professional Issues: K-12  2
EDU 495R - Student Teaching  12
Year Total: 15 14
Total Program Credits: 120

Nine credits of electives are required.  These credits may be chosen from any mathematics or statistics course numbered 300 or above.