BSU: Our Vision
BSU: Our Mission
We create an innovative, interdisciplinary and highly accessible learning environment committed to student success and a sustainable future of our communities, state and planet. Through the transformative power of the liberal arts, education in the professions, and robust engagement of our students, we instill and promote service to others, preservation of the earth, and respect and appreciation for the diverse peoples of our region and world.
Shared Fundamental Values:
- Civic engagement and leadership
- International and multicultural understanding
- Belief in the power of the liberal arts
- Environmental stewardship
Applicants should have a licensed undergraduate teaching major or minor in mathematics.
See Section II, Graduate Study for degree requirements.
Course Work Requirements
Note: Required electives need to be selected so that at least 16 credits in the program are at the 6000 level.
I. Required Education Core
Subtotal 9 Credits
II. Required Mathematics Elective Courses
Note: Asterisked (*) courses have prerequisites not required in this program.
Select at least 12 credits from the following
*MATH 6350 Abstract Algebra for Secondary Teachers (3 credits)
*MATH 6450 Foundations of Calculus (3 credits)
*MATH 6550 Geometry for Secondary Teachers (3 credits)
STAT 5650 Probability and Statistics for Secondary Teachers (4 credits)
Mathematics content courses numbered MATH 5210 to MATH 5820 as approved by advisor
Other mathematics content courses approved by advisor
Subtotal 12 Credits
III. Required Mathematics Pedagogy Elective Courses
Select at least 9 credits from the following
CS 6420 Classroom Integration of Computer Software (3 credits)
MATH 5054 Math Activities for the Junior High/Middle School Classroom (3 credits)
MATH 5056 Math Activities for the Secondary Classroom (3 credits)
MATH 6150 Secondary Mathematics from an Advanced Standpoint (3 credits)
Other mathematics pedagogy courses approved by advisor
Subtotal 9 Credits
IV. Required Portfolio Evaluation and Research
Subtotal 2 Credits
Total Semester Credits Required for Degree 32 Credits
Computer Application of Statistics: Completion of MATH 6050 Assessment in the Mathematics Classroom, with a grade of “B” or better, or the equivalent as approved by the department.
Research Paper for Masters in Mathematics: