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Mathematics Major for Teacher Certification (BS)


SVSU's Mathematics Major for Teacher Certification prepares students to teach tomorrow's future leaders. The comprehensive curriculum includes subjects such as algebra, geometry, and calculus. Students are challenged with topics like probability, statistics, and actuarial science. With opportunities to participate in original research, students can engage with the material on a whole new level. Combined with faculty support from both the Mathematics and Teacher Education: Middle/Seccondary & Educational Leadership Departments, students learn to effectively explain mathematical concepts. 

Cardinal Points

  • Small class sizes (maximum of 30) and 23 full-time faculty assure students have close and personal attention, including faculty advising.

  • Mathematics students have access to advanced software such as Maple CAS, Minitab, SPSS and MATLAB to further grow during their collegiate career.

  • Mathematics majors can work as tutors in the Math and Physics Tutoring Center and obtain paid research positions.

SVSU's Mathematics Major for Teacher Certification focuses on algebra, geometry, and calulus while providing a variety of subtopics to explore, from actuarial science and number theory to probability and statistics. 

Highlighted Courses

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Year 3

Year 4

Key Electives

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Complementary Minors/Majors

  • 4% (As fast as average) projected growth for the employment of High School Teachers with a Bachelor’s degree through 2028. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • $60,320 is the median yearly pay for High School Teachers in the U.S. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • High school teachers prepare academic lessons to hone students' skills in different subject areas.