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Mathematics Program for Secondary School Teachers


Secondary Teaching M.S. Math students will receive course counseling from the MS Chair. The Graduate Program Coordinator will process departmental and Rackham paperwork.  Information about minimum credits, cross-listed courses, etc. can be found in this Course Enrollment section of the Graduate Student Handbook.

Course Comments

At the end of the Fall and Winter semesters, the Graduate Office will send this Google Form requesting course comments from the graduate students’ course instructors.  Students will receive a report with the instructors’ course comments.


This program is designed for persons who have completed or are completing the requirements for a secondary school teacher’s certificate. An effort is made to construct a program for each student that will provide a broad background in mathematics and that will be compatible with the student’s vocational objectives. While several courses that apply to the program are offered in the spring and summer terms, at the present time, the program cannot be completed by summer attendance only. Well prepared students can complete the degree program with a minimal twenty-four credit hours of course work that includes two cognate courses. Entering students who have not recently completed courses in advanced calculus, linear algebra, and introductory modern algebra (equivalent to Math 451; 417 or 419; and 412) are ordinarily advised to complete those additional courses; such a program would require up to thirty
hours of course work. In addition, a program must satisfy each of the following conditions:

  1. The following courses must be included in the program unless equivalent courses have already been completed: Math 420; 490 or 590; and 452 or 555.
  2. The program must include five courses from the following group: Math 420, 425 or 525, Stats 426, Math 452, 475 or 575, 481, 490 or 590, 531, 533, 555, 565, 581, 582, 593, 594, 596, 597, or other counselor approved advanced courses.
  3. The program must include two cognate courses at the graduate level including at least one appropriate Education course such as D450, D451, D650, D750, or C611. Courses in the history of mathematics, mathematical logic, and computer science are recommended as cognates. Cognate courses must be related to the student’s mathematics program.