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Secondary Mathematics Teaching Certificate Submajor

Mathematics (Major)

Effective Winter 2021

Advising

Appointments are scheduled online at: lsa.umich.edu/math/undergraduates.. Students are strongly urged to consult with a department advisor each term before selecting courses for the following term.

Grade Policies

All prerequisite courses must be satisfied with a grade of C– or above. Students with lower grades in prerequisite courses must receive special permission of the instructor to enroll in subsequent courses.

Major GPA Calculation

For purposes of calculating grade point average, the term "field of the major" means the following:

  1. All MATH courses.
  2. All courses used to meet requirements for the major.
  3. All required cognate courses (if any).
  4. All mandatory prerequisites.
  5. EECS 183
  6. ECON 101 and ECON 102 (actuarial mathematics submajor only).

Prerequisites

Most programs require completion of one of the sequences ending with MATH 215-217, 285-217, or 295-296. A working knowledge of a high-level computer language such as C++ or a computer algebra system (such as Maple or Mathematica), at a level equivalent to completion of a course of three or more credits, and eight credits of PHYSICS, preferably PHYSICS 140/141 and 240/241, are recommended for all programs and required for some. (A grade of C- or better is strongly suggested for MATH 217.)

Requirements

A student considering a major in Mathematics should consult a mathematics department advisor in the Undergraduate Mathematics Office as early as possible and certainly by the first term of the sophomore year. The department offers many different submajors with varying requirements; failure to meet some of these at the intended time may delay completion of the program and graduation. A plan for the major must be designed with and approved by a department advisor.

Residency

Minimum number of courses taken in residence for transfer students majoring in Mathematics (applies to all sub-plans) Students should take a minimum of 18 credits at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor campus. Six of these credits must come from the basic courses and nine from the core courses and/or cognate courses. The 18 credits may include pre-requisites taken in Math.

Secondary Mathematics Teaching Certificate (Sub-Major)

Effective Fall 2016

Advising

Appointments are scheduled online at: lsa.umich.edu/math/undergraduates. Students are strongly urged to consult with a department advisor each term before selecting courses for the following term.

Grade Policies

All prerequisite courses must be satisfied with a grade of C– or above. Students with lower grades in prerequisite courses must receive special permission of the instructor to enroll in subsequent courses.

For purposes of calculating grade point average, the term "field of the major" means the following:

  1. All MATH courses.
  2. All courses used to meet requirements for the major.
  3. All required cognate courses (if any).
  4.  All mandatory prerequisites.
  5. EECS 183

Prerequisites

Prerequisites for all Mathematics Majors

Completion of one of the sequences ending with MATH 215-217, 256-217, 285-217, or 395-396. A working knowledge of a high-level computer language such as C++ or a computer algebra system (such as Maple or Mathematica), at a level equivalent to completion of a course of three or more credits, and eight credits of PHYSICS, preferably PHYSICS 140/141 and 240/241, are recommended for all programs and required for some. (A grade of C- or better is strongly suggested for MATH 217.)

Additional prerequisites for the Secondary Mathematics Teaching Certificate Submajor

One of the pair of courses MATH 215&217, MATH 255&217, MATH 285&217, or MATH 295&296. Additionally, students must complete one term of computer programming, EECS 183 or equivalent.

Requirements

Basic Courses = The basic courses for a candidate for a teaching certificate consist of one course from each of the following five groups (chosen with the approval of a teaching certificate advisor), completed with a grade of at least a C-:

  1. Modern Algebra/Number Theory: MATH 487 or 475
  2. Geometry: MATH 431 or 531
  3. Probability: MATH 425 or 525
  4. Analysis: MATH 351 or 451
  5. Secondary Mathematics: MATH 486

Specific Courses (or core/cognate courses) = The program requires 10 specific Education courses, listed below, totaling 30 credits. These are elected in the junior and senior years in a specified order. Consult with the School of Education Office of Student Services for the order and timing of these courses.

The last four of these are to be elected concurrently. Students must apply for admission to the certification program by January 15 of their sophomore year. Application forms are available at the School of Education.

Additionally, every student must successfully complete:

Every Teaching Certificate student must present a SOE major or SOE minor in another academic field. This normally requires 20-24 credits in a structured program in an area other than mathematics. Consult the Bulletin of the School of Education for acceptable programs.

Residency

Minimum number of courses taken in residence for transfer students majoring in Mathematics (applies to all sub-plans) Effective Fall 2015: Students should take a minimum of 18 credits at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor campus. Six of these credits must come from the basic courses and nine from the core courses and/or cognate courses. The 18 credits may include pre-requisites taken in Math.

Distribution Policy

No course used to fulfill a major requirement may be used toward the LSA Distribution Requirement. In addition, courses in the MATH subject area may not be used toward the Distribution Requirement.