University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Mathematics Education Minor

  • This minor contains course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the education/teaching concentration of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the teaching track of a major or minor in that content area.
  • To complete this minor, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. Approvals for this track must come from the Teaching and Learning Department.
  • Individuals completing the this minor must also complete the education/teaching concentration of a major in another teaching content area.

Minor - Mathematics Education


Core Requirements27
Mathematics Teaching Methods Course3
Total Hours30

Degree Specific Credits: 30

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Core Requirements

Complete all of the following courses:
M 171Calculus I4
or M 181 Honors Calculus I
M 172Calculus II4
or M 182 Honors Calculus II
M 221Introduction to Linear Algebra4
M 301Teaching Mathematics with Technology3
M 307Introduction to Abstract Mathematics3
M 326Number Theory3
M 439Euclidean and NonEuclidean Geometry3
STAT 341Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
or STAT 342 Probability and Simulation
or STAT 451 Statistical Methods I
Total Hours27

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Mathematics Teaching Methods Course

Note: The course number EDU 497 covers many different teaching method courses. The section of EDU 497 entitled "5 - 12 Mathematics" is required for the Teaching Minor in Mathematics Education.

Complete the following course:
EDU 497Teaching and Assessing3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach Mathematics, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department