Elementary Certification Teaching Major/Minor - Mathematics Studies

Are you ready to help students become problem solvers?

Do you want to help children learn mathematics with understanding? A bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Studies will prepare you to support students who reason about mathematical ideas rather than rely on rules and procedures.

Our program will ready you to become a classroom teacher for all subjects in grades K-5 with the option to become certified to teach mathematics in grades 6-8 upon meeting the endorsement requirements. Either way, you’ll be ready to work with diverse learners with a program that combines academic studies, professional training and multiple field experiences in local schools.

With successful completion of the program, you will earn both a bachelor’s degree and faculty recommendation for the Michigan Elementary Standard Certificate.

Major Requirements

A minimum of 30 semester hours from the following:

Required Courses
MATH 104College Algebra4
or MATH 105 Pre-Calculus
MATH 113Calc I for Biology & Life Sci4
or MATH 115 Calculus I
MATH 385Math for Elemen Teachers I3
or MATH 383 Mathematics for Teachers III: Whole Numbers and Operations
MATH 386Math for Elem Teachers II3
or MATH 384 Mathematics for Teachers IV: Fractions and Operations
MATH 387Math for Elem Teachers III3
MATH 442Geometry for Teachers3
MATH 443Algebra for Teachers3
MATH 444Data Anlsys,Prob&Stat forTchrs3
Recommended Electives
Select 4-6 credit hours:4-6
Conceptual Mathematics
Introduction to Linear Algebra
Math Lang Proof & Struct
Topics in Mathematics Edu
Number & Prop'l Rsng for Tchrs
Discrete Math/Modeling for Tch
Micro in Math for Teachers
Introduction to Statistics
or other courses approved by Academic Advisor
Total Credit Hours30-32

Program Notes:

  1. Minimum GPA's are required for program completion: 2.75 cumulative, 2.75 in major, 2.75 in optional minor(s), and 2.75 in Professional Studies.
  2. Advising Policy:  The student is responsible for complying with requirements described in the Undergraduate Catalog as well as on the Four Phase Checklist.  Students are expected to meet with their College of Education, Health, and Human Services advisor at least once per year and in the term prior to graduation.
  3. Courses taken on a PASS/FAIL basis will NOT be accepted toward program completion.
  4. The minimum number of semester hours required to graduate is 120.
  5. CEHHS recommends successful program completers for State of Michigan Certification, however, it is ultimately up to the State of Michigan to issue certificates.  Certain offenses on a criminal record can keep individuals from obtaining teacher certification.  Please refer to The Revised School Code, Act 451 of 1976, section 380.1539b.
  6. Students must meet Dearborn Discovery Core requirements.  See http://umdearborn.edu/696973/ for details.

Professional Requirements

The professional sequence of education courses consists of a minimum of 43 semester hours of credit. This concentration of study represents the core of your professional preparation. At least one practicum is required prior to student teaching. The semester hours are distributed as follows:

Foundations
EDA 340Foundations of American Ed3
or EDA 306 Foundations of Professionalism in Education
Multicultural Education
EXPS 410Multicult in School and Soc3
Not Required for Early Childhood Majors
Psychology
EDC 300Educational Psychology3
EDC 412Social Devl/Pos Guidnce Techn (required for Early Childhood majors)3
or EDC 417 Mgmt of Classroom Behavior
EDC 460Educating the Exceptional Chld3
Not Required for Early Childhood Majors
Methodologies (See Note #1 below)
EDD 452Methods of Teaching Math K-83
EDD 468Teach Read/Lang Arts- Elem Grd 13
EDD 467Practicum in Reading Instruct 11
EDD 471Reading Instr: Models and Meth 13
EDD 485Teach Science in the Elem Grd3
EDD 495Elementary Social Studies Methods3
Professional Semester (See Notes #3 & #5 below)
EDD 435Dir Teaching: Elementary Sch10
EDD 437Seminar: Teaching Elementary Grades2
Total Credit Hours43
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 EDD 467 and EDD 471 are to be taken concurrently. Both require EDD 468 as a prerequisite.

Notes:

  1. Enrollment in all the required EDD courses is open only to those who are officially admitted to and in good academic standing in the Teacher Certification Program at UM-Dearborn.  See Four-Phase Checklist for more information.
  2. Eligibility for directed teaching requires meeting all the requirements listed on the Four-Phase Checklist.
  3. Recommendations for teacher certification and additional endorsements require passing scores on the MTTC Elementary Education (#103) exam and other MTTC subject area tests.
  4. Minimum number of hours to graduate is 128 semester hours.

Minor Requirements

A minimum of 20 semester hours from the following:

Required Courses
MATH 104College Algebra4
or MATH 105 Pre-Calculus
MATH 385Math for Elemen Teachers I3
or MATH 383 Mathematics for Teachers III: Whole Numbers and Operations
MATH 386Math for Elem Teachers II3
or MATH 384 Mathematics for Teachers IV: Fractions and Operations
MATH 387Math for Elem Teachers III3
MATH 442Geometry for Teachers3
MATH 443Algebra for Teachers3
Recommended Electives
Select 2-3 credit hours:2-3
Conceptual Mathematics
Introduction to Linear Algebra
Math Lang Proof & Struct
Topics in Mathematics Edu
Data Anlsys,Prob&Stat forTchrs
Number & Prop'l Rsng for Tchrs
Discrete Math/Modeling for Tch
Introduction to Statistics
or other courses approved by Academic Advisor
Total Credit Hours21-22

Program Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a minor.
  2. For the minor 6 or more semester hours must be at the 300 level or above.
  3. Advising Policy:  The student is responsible for complying with requirements described in the Undergraduate Catalog as well as on the Four Phase Checklist.  Students are expected to meet with their College of Education, Health, and Human Services advisor at least once a year and in the term prior to graduation.
  4. Courses taken on a PASS/FAIL basis will NOT be accepted toward program completion.
  5. In order to be recommended for endorsements, students must pass the appropriate MTTC exam in addition to completing the coursework.
  6. MTTC test scores must be reported by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services.  No hand carried scores will be accepted.

Learning Goals

  1. Candidates for certification will be capable in their content specialty areas (teaching major(s)and/or minor(s)).
  2. Candidates for certification will be capable users of pedagogical knowledge.
  3. Candidates for certification will be reflective about their practice.