The B.S.Ed. in secondary education with an emphasis in mathematics introduces students to those branches of mathematics most relevant to the teaching of mathematics at the secondary school level.

Degree Requirements

The following is a brief summary of degree requirements. For complete information and restrictions, please consult the University of Missouri-St. Louis Bulletin appropriate to you.

I. All general education requirements of the University. Courses in the major may be applied to satisfy the Mathematical Skills requirement, and the Natural Sciences or Mathematics requirements. Related Area courses may be used to meet other distribution requirements if appropriate.

II. The following course work in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is required. (Must be completed with a grade of C- or higher)

Courses Required Hours
CMP SCI 1250 Introduction to Computing 3
MATH 1320 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
MATH 1800  Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5
MATH 1900  Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 5
MATH 2000  Analytic Geometry and Calculus III 5
MATH 2020  Introduction to Differential Equations 3
MATH 2450  Elementary Linear Algebra 3
MATH 3250  Foundations of Mathematics 3
MATH 4100  Real Analysis I 3
MATH 4400 Introduction to Abstract Algebra 3
Total Hours 36

Must be above 4000 in mathematics or statistics. One of which must be chosen from 


MATH 4660 Foundations of Geometry
MATH 4670 Introduction to Non-Euclidean Geometry

Candidates for B.S.Ed. in Mathematics must satisfy the requirements in two of the groups below with a grade of C- or better. 

If candidates choose group 2, then they cannot apply either the two courses listed in that group towards the additional 4000 level mathematics courses (beyond the core requirements) that must be completed for each of these degrees.

Students seeking a double degree, either within this department or with another department, do not have to fulfill the related area requirements.

1) Computer Science:  
Two courses from the following list:
2250 Programming and Data Structures
2700 Computer Architecture and Organization
3130 Design and Analysis of Algorithms
4140 Theory of Computation
4410 Computer Graphics
4420 Introduction to Digital Image Processing
2) Statistics
4200 Mathematical Statistics I
4210 Mathematical Statistics II
3) Biology
2102 General Ecology
2103 General Ecology Laboratory
4) Biology
2012 Genetics
4182 Population Biology
5) Chemistry
1111 Introductory Chemistry I
1121 Introductory Chemistry II
6) Chemistry
3312 Physical Chemistry I
and another 3000-level, or above, chemistry course.
7) Economics
1001 Principles of Microeconomics 
1002 Principles of Macroeconomics 
4100 Introduction to Econometrics
8) Philosophy
3360 Formal Logic
3380 Philosophy of Science
9) Physics
 2111 Physics: Mechanics and Heat
 2112 Physics: Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics
10) Physics
3221 Mechanics 
 and another 3000-level, or above, physics course.
11) Business Administration
3320 Advanced Supply Chain and Operations Management
4350 Prescriptive Analytics and Optimization
12) Engineering
2310 Statics
2320 Dynamics

III. Complete the School of Education's Professional Education and Clinical Experience requirements.

IV. Meet the State of Missouri requirements for secondary certification.