# Mathematics Education

Individuals interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete a degree in the content area they want to teach plus the teacher preparation program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Individuals must complete the teaching major/teaching track within that degree program, which may contain different course requirements than the academic major since the sequence of courses is designed to meet state standards. Upon completion of the degree program with the teaching track and the secondary licensure program, one will be eligible for a standard Montana teaching license in this content area.

## Bachelor of Arts - Mathematics; Mathematics Education Concentration

### College of Humanities & Sciences

**Degree Specific Credits:** 67-68

**Required Cumulative GPA:** 2.5

### Catalog Year: 2018-2019

**Note:**

- The number of degree specific credits required is significantly higher if one also counts the additional course work required by the Teacher Education Program.
- Note that the Teacher Education Program requires in addition an overall cumulative GPA of at least 2.75.

## General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.

## Summary

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Mathematical Sciences Courses Required for the Mathematics Education Concentration | 41-42 | |

Core Courses | ||

Elective Course | ||

Mathematics Teaching Methods Course | ||

Student Teaching Requirement for the Mathematical Education Concentration | 14 | |

Science Requirement for the Mathematics Education Concentration | 12 | |

Secondary Teaching Licensure | ||

Total Hours | 67-68 |

### Mathematical Sciences Courses Required for the Mathematics Education Concentration

**Rule:** The courses in this category must be completed with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75.

#### Core Courses

**Note:**

- Residency Requirement: At least 4 of the upper-division courses in this category must be taken at UM Missoula (only 3 if the Elective Course is an upper-division course taken at UM-Missoula).
- Note that taking M 429 satisfies the Advanced College Writing Requirement for this degree.
- STAT 451 can be substituted for STAT 341, if STAT 451 is not selected as the elective course.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Complete all of the following courses: | ||

M 171 | Calculus I | 4 |

or M 181 | Honors Calculus I | |

M 172 | Calculus II | 4 |

or M 182 | Honors Calculus II | |

M 221 | Introduction to Linear Algebra | 4 |

M 301 | Mathematics Technology for Teachers | 3 |

M 307 | Introduction to Abstract Mathematics | 3 |

M 326 | Number Theory | 3 |

M 429 | History of Mathematics | 3 |

M 431 | Abstract Algebra I | 4 |

M 439 | Euclidean and NonEuclidean Geometry | 3 |

STAT 341 | Introduction to Probability and Statistics | 3 |

or STAT 451 | Statistical Methods I | |

Total Hours | 34 |

Minimum Required Grade: C-

#### Elective Course

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Complete one of the following courses: | 3-4 | |

Multivariable Calculus | ||

Ordinary Differential Equations and Systems | ||

Discrete Mathematics | ||

Discrete Optimization | ||

Linear Optimization | ||

Advanced Calculus I | ||

Partial Differential Equations | ||

Deterministic Models | ||

Abstract Algebra II | ||

Numerical Analysis | ||

Statistical, Dynamical, and Computational Modeling | ||

Data Science Analytics | ||

Theoretical Basics of Big Data Analytics and Real Time Computation Algorithms | ||

Introduction to Complex Analysis | ||

Introduction to Real Analysis | ||

Graph Theory | ||

Probability Theory | ||

Mathematical Statistics | ||

Statistical Methods I | ||

Statistical Methods II | ||

Total Hours | 3-4 |

Minimum Required Grade: C-

#### Mathematics Teaching Methods Course

**Note:** The course number EDU 497 covers many different teaching methods courses. The section of EDU 497 entitled "Methods: 5 - 12 Mathematics" is required for the Mathematics Education option.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Complete the following course: | ||

EDU 497 | Teaching and Assessing | 4 |

Total Hours | 4 |

Minimum Required Grade: C-

#### Student Teaching Requirement for the Mathematics Education Concentration

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Complete the following course: | 14 | |

Student Teaching | ||

Total Hours | 14 |

Minimum Required Grade: C-

### Science Requirement for the Mathematics Education Concentration

**Rule:** Complete 12 credits in at most two areas selected from astronomy (ASTR), biology (BIO*), chemistry (CHMY), computer science (CSCI, except CSCI TR*), economics (ECNS), forestry (FORS, WILD), geosciences (GEO), management information systems (BMIS), and physics (PHSX).

**Note:**

- Students completing a teaching minor (in another subject) or a second major are exempt from this requirement.
- Transfer courses listed on the transcript as “CSCI TR*” may include course work in other areas such as Computer Applications (CAPP) and therefore do not count towards this requirement unless a student successfully petitions the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Minimum Required Grade: C-

### Secondary Teaching Licensure

**Note:** For licensure to teach mathematics, a student must also gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure (see the College of Education and Human Sciences).