Individuals interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete a degree in the content area they want to teach plus the teacher preparation program through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Individuals must complete the teaching major/teaching track within that degree program, which may contain different course requirements than the academic major since the sequence of courses is designed to meet state standards. Upon completion of the degree program with the teaching track and the secondary licensure program, one will be eligible for a standard Montana teaching license in this content area.
Bachelor of Arts - Mathematics; Mathematics Education Option
College Humanities & Sciences
Catalog Year: 2014-2015
Degree Specific Credits: 53
Required Cumulative GPA: 2.5
Note: (1) The number of degree specific credits required is significantly higher if one also counts the additional course work required by the Teacher Education Program.
(2) Note that the Teacher Education Program requires in addition an overall cumulative GPA of at least 2.75.
Mathematical Sciences Courses Required for the Mathematics Education Option
Rule: The courses in this category must be completed with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75.
Science Requirement for the Mathematics Education Option
Rule: Take 12 credits in at most two sciences selected from astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, geosciences and physics.
Note: (1) Students completing a teaching minor (in another subject) or a second major are exempt from this requirement.
(2) Note that 'biology' includes all courses with prefixes BIOL, MICB, BIOB, BIOE, BIOH, BIOM, and BIOO.
Secondary Teaching Licensure
Note: For licensure to teach mathematics, a student must also gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure (see the College of Education and Human Sciences).