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Undergraduate Catalog ARCHIVED 2015-16 
Undergraduate Catalog ARCHIVED 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics Education, B.S.E.

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Students majoring in this program develop a strong mathematical background in a mathematics core following the guidelines of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Mathematical Association of America. Graduates of this program are prepared to teach mathematics at the secondary level. These students will receive a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education and a minor in K-12 Education Technology. Graduates of this program will also be prepared to use the computer as a tool in both the learning and teaching of mathematics. All DSU teacher education graduates earn a K-12 Educational Technology Endorsement.

System-wide General Education Requirement (30 Credits)

Majors must take INED 211  and MATH 123  as part of the System-wide General Education Requirement.

Institutional Graduation Requirement (11 Credits)

Majors must take EPSY 210  as part of the Institutional Graduation Requirement.


Students should complete professional education coursework concurrently with general education and content major coursework.

* May be repeated several times provided student does not enroll in the same topics course.

K-12 Education Technology Minor 18-19 Credits (11 Credits Required)*

* Remaining credit hours are embedded in the General Education and Professional Education coursework.

Professional Education Courses (28 Credits)

All Professional Education Courses must be completed with a “C” or better.

1 No grade less than a “C” and must be completed prior to admission to Teacher Education.

2 Requires field experience.

Electives (5 Credits)

One of these credits are met when completing MATH 123  as part of the system general education.

Yearlong Residency / Student Teaching

Teacher candidates complete a yearlong residency / student teaching capstone experience during the final two semesters prior to graduation.  Placements are made in districts with which the College of Education has a formal partnership and whose personnel are trained in the co-teaching model.  Out-of-area placements are not granted for the yearlong residence / student teaching experience.  Requirements for licensure vary from one state to another.  If you are interested in professional licensure, please check with the appropriate licensing body in the state where you intend to practice.  The US Department of Education link will help you learn more about certification in your state.


Students planning to obtain certification and teach outside of South Dakota are encouraged to take

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