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.

Dearborn Discovery Core

Please see the Dearborn Discovery Core (General Education) webpage or additional information.

Foundational Studies

Writing and Communication (GEWO) – 6 Credits

Upper-Level Writing Intensive (GEWI) – 3 Credits

Quantitative Thinking and Problem Solving (GEQT) – 3 Credits

Critical and Creative Thinking (GECC) – 3 Credits

Areas of Inquiry

Natural Science (GENS) – 7 Credits

  • Lecture/Lab Science Course
  • Additional Science Course

Social and Behavioral Analysis (GESB) – 9 Credits

Humanities and the Arts (GEHA) – 6 Credits

Intersections (GEIN) – 6 Credits

Capstone

Capstone (GECE) – 3 Credits

Core Course Requirements

Language Arts
COMP 105Writing & Rhetoric I3
EXPS 298Exploring Writing to Communicate, Learn, & Teach3
LING 280Introduction to Linguistics3
LIBR 465Literature for Children3
or EDA 236 Literacy in Grades 3-6
Social Studies
EXPS 282History & Civics Elem Schools3
EXPS 283Geography & Econ Elem Schools3
or EDM 292 The world around us: Integrated world geography for upper elementary teachers
Mathematics
MATH 385Math for Elemen Teachers I3
MATH 386Math for Elem Teachers II3
MATH 387Math for Elem Teachers III (Not required for the Early Childhood major.)3
Science Studies
NSCI 231Inquiry: Physical Science 13
NSCI 232Inquiry:Earth/Planet Science 13
NSCI 233Inquiry: Life Science 13
EXPS 420Science Capstone3
Not required for the Early Childhood major.
Total Credit Hours39
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Two of the three NSCI core courses may be transferred to UM-Dearborn. A) an introductory physical science will satisfy NSCI 231, B) an introductory earth/planetary science will satisfy NSCI 232, and C) an introductory life science course will satisfy NSCI 233.

BIOL 240/BIOL 242 and NSCI 120/NSCI 121 cannot be used for science credit.

Pre-Professional Requirements

Pre-professional courses are generally completed in the freshman and sophomore year.  

EDA 205Introduction to Education3
or EDA 200 Social Justice & Community Based Education
EDA 419Early Literacy/Language Devel3
or EDA 219 Early Literacy: Birth to Grade 3
Required for Early Childhood and Special Education Majors only
EDC 240Psych of Child Development3
EDF 450Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children and Families3
EDT 211Design Tech-Based Learn Solutn3
EXPS 250Elem Ed Vis & Perf Arts3
EXPS 407Inquiry-based Math and Science3
Required for Early Childhood Majors only
Total Credit Hours21

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.

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
MATH 386Math for Elem Teachers II3
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.