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Mathematics Education

Professional education courses supplement the coursework in math, giving students skills for the classroom and leading to teaching certification in Math for Grades 7-12.

Earn a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education from Mississippi College

Develop the math and professional education foundations necessary to earn teaching certification and pass your love of math on to others.

Students who are working toward secondary education licensure will teach at middle schools and high schools. With more varied experience, our graduates are well-prepared and highly competitive for available positions in the classroom. MC graduates in the math education track have a 100% passage on the Praxis teacher certification exams and are highly sought after by school district administrators. And, because the degree is structured as a mathematics degree, graduates are also desirable job candidates in other fields as well.

Math teachers-in-training get field experience in classrooms throughout Rankin, Hinds, and Madison counties. Math students can also gain professional experience through internships; our students have interned at Waterways Experiment Station and the Department of Environmental Quality.

Requirement Class Name Hours
University Core   36
Mathematics   38
MAT 121 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 3
MAT 122 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 3
MAT 213 Applied Linear Algebra 3
MAT 221 Calculus with Analytics Geometry III 3
MAT 222 Calculus with Analytic Geometry IV 3
MAT 301 Foundations of Mathematics 3
MAT 304 Modern Plane Geometry 3
MAT 309 Discrete Mathematics 3
MAT 353 Introduction to Mathematical Probability & Statistics 3
MAT 401 Mathematics Seminar 2
MAT 406 History of Mathematics 3
MAT 421 Modern Algebra 3
MAT 441 Methods & Materials for the Teaching of Secondary Mathematics 3
Computer Science   7
CSC 115 Foundations of Computer Science 3
CSC 116 Introduction to Programming & Problem Solving 4
Communication   3
Choose one of the following courses:    
COM 202 Interpersonal Communication 3
COM 203 Professional Communication Skills 3
COM 304 Public Speaking 3
Profession Education, 7-12   28
EDU 299 Pre-Teaching Field Experience 1
EDU 300 Introduction to Education 3
EDU 304 Educational Psychology 3
PSY 435 Psychology of Exceptional Children 3
EDU 403 Measurement & Evaluation of Student Progress 3
EDU 460 Managing the Secondary Classroom 3
EDU 431 Directed Teaching in 7-12 3
EDU 432 Directed Teaching in 7-12 3
EDU 433 Directed Teaching in 7-12 3
EDU 434 Directed Teaching in 7-12 3
General Electives Sufficient elective hours must be taken to meet the minimum hour requirement for graduation in this program.  Electives should be chosen in consultation with advisor. --
Total Hours   130