# Secondary Education: Mathematics

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The Mathematics major is intended to prepare students for the study of Mathematics on the graduate level; employment in business, government, or industry; and study in subject areas requiring a strong Mathematics background, such as chemistry, economics, engineering, operations research, and actuarial science.

Students who are interested should see the department chairperson as soon as possible to obtain guidance on which courses they should be taking. They should declare the major as soon as possible; they will initially be in "pre-major" status. At this point, they will be assigned a departmental advisor. Note that there are no prerequisites for declaring as a "pre-major." The students should pass Calculus I (Math 201) with a grade of C or better to advance from pre-major status to major status.

**Admission Requirements For The Mathematics Secondary Education Concentration**

- A student wishing to declare a concentration in Mathematics Secondary Education must have met the following criteria:
- Completed ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 or ENGL 103 and ENGL 104;
- Passed MATH 201 with at least a grade of C;
- Completed a minimum of 30 SCH that count toward graduation;
- Attained a CGPA of 2.7;
- Achieved the minimum MSDE required score on the PRAXIS I examination;
- Completed EDUC 202 with portfolio; and
- Accepted into the Teacher Education Program of the School of Education.

- The student must obtain approval of the MCS Department Chair and the Secondary Education Department Chair by their signatures on the Declaration of Major Form.
- The student should continue taking courses as a major in the MCS Department until such time that s/he is eligible to take other courses in the secondary education program.
- After admittance to the Teacher Education Program, the student will take both education and mathematics courses.