B.S. in Mathematics Secondary Education

The focus of the Mathematics for Secondary Education program is to provide the necessary mathematics content and methods for students to become mathematics teachers at the middle school or high school level.

All programs are to be planned in careful consultation with a departmental adviser and be approved by that adviser.

Requirements for Major

This major is designed to furnish students with the mathematics content necessary for secondary certification in mathematics; to teach secondary mathematics, students will also need to complete the secondary education major offered in the School of Education. Students must complete the following mathematics and related courses:

  • MATH 045 (Mathematics and Technology)
  • MATH 050, 070 (Calculus I, II)
  • MATH 054 (Discrete Mathematics)
  • MATH 080 (Linear Algebra)
  • MATH 101 (Mathematical Reasoning)
  • MATH 144 (Topics for Mathematics Teaching)
  • MATH 145 (Methods of Teaching Secondary School Mathematics)
  • MATH 153 (Modern Geometry)
  • MATH 155 (Introduction to Abstract Algebra I)
  • MATH 157 (History of Mathematics)
  • MATH 192 (Capstone Project)
  • CS 065 (Introduction to Computer Science I)
  • One of the following: STAT 071 (Statistics I) or STAT 131 (Probability and Mathematical Statistics I)

MATH 195 (Mathematics Tutoring) and MATH 125 (Mathematical Modeling) are strongly recommended.

Catalog Requirements for Mathematics in Secondary Education

Capstone Guidelines

Math Major Flowchart

Tentative Course Schedule

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April 15, 2014
On Wednesday, April 16, Drake University will host a special program for language immersion students from Merrill Middle School to celebrate Pan American Day. The students will participate in Drake Spanish courses in the morning and have the opportunity to celebrate Pan American dance and music at a performance by Drake students in Olmsted Center in the afternoon.