Mathematics Education Advising Guide (2021  2022)
Mathematics Education Major
This section lists the requirements of the Mathematics Education major. A grade of C or higher is necessary in all courses used to satisfy the requirements of the major. Additionally, you can use the Mathematics Major Form, This form will help you plan out your mathematics courses and requirements which are as follows:
 The Mathematics Core: These five courses form the core of the major and should usually be taken during the first and second years.
 MCS122 Calculus II or MCS132 Honors Calculus II
 MCS150 Discrete Mathematics
 MCS221 Linear Algebra
 MCS222 Multivariate Calculu
 Breadth: These two courses in cognate fields to mathematics serve to give breadth to the mathematics major.
 MCS142 Introduction to Statistics
 MCS177 Introduction to Computer Science I
 Writing: Students must take MCS213.
 State Licensure: Students must take MCS303 as it contains material for Minnesota state licensure.
 Electives: Three additional mathematicas courses at the 200 or 300 level. Students should consult with their advisors to discuss which courses best fit their needs.
Sample Student Plans
All students should ideally lay out a schedule of their own showing what courses they plan to take, and when they plan to take them. The schedule may not accurately forecast the future, but it is helpful none the less. A printable sample plan can be found on the Mathematics Major Form
Math Education (Even Year Graduation)
Fall  J Term  Spring  

1st Year  MCS122 *MCS150 
MCS213 MCS 222 

2nd Year  MCS177  MCS221 *MCS303 

3rd Year  Elective  Elective  
4th Year  Elective MCS142 
Student Teaching 
Math Education (Odd Year Graduation)
Fall  J Term  Spring  

1st Year  MCS122 
MCS177 MCS 222 

2nd Year  MCS150  MCS221 MCS213 

3rd Year  Elective MCS142 
Elective 

4th Year  Elective  Student Teaching 
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