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### Mathematics Advising

Appointments are scheduled online at: www.math.lsa.umich.edu/undergrad/. Students are strongly urged to consult with a department advisor each term before selecting courses for the following term.

Special Departmental PoliciesAll prerequisite courses must be satisfied with a grade of C– or above. Students with lower grades in prerequisite courses must receive special permission of the instructor to enroll in subsequent courses.

### Mathematics Major*The department offers many different programs with varying requirements: Pure Math; Mathematical Sciences;
Actuarial Mathematics; Mathematics of Finance and Risk Management; Honors; and Teaching Certification*

*Effective Winter 2014*

*May be elected as a departmental major*

**Prerequisites to the Major**

Most programs require completion of one of the sequences ending with MATH 215-217, 256-217, 285-217, or 395-396. A working knowledge of a high-level computer language such as C++ or a computer algebra system (such as Maple or Mathematica), at a level equivalent to completion of a course of three or more credits, and eight credits of PHYSICS, preferably PHYSICS 140/141 and 240/241, are recommended for all programs and required for some. (A grade of C- or better is strongly suggested for MATH 217.)

**Major GPA Calculation**

For purposes of calculating grade point average, the term "field of the major" means the following:

- All MATH courses.
- All courses used to meet requirements for the major.
- All required cognate courses (if any).
- All mandatory prerequisites.
- EECS 183
- ECON 101 and ECON 102 (actuarial mathematics submajor only).

**Requirements for the Major**

A student considering a major in Mathematics should consult a mathematics department advisor in the Undergraduate Mathematics Office as early as possible and certainly by the first term of the sophomore year. The department offers many different submajors with varying requirements; failure to meet some of these at the intended time may delay completion of the program and graduation. A plan for the major must be designed with and approved by a department advisor.

- Pure Mathematics
- Mathematical Sciences
- Actuarial Mathematics
- Mathematics of Finance and Risk Management
- Honors Mathematics
- Secondary Mathematics Teaching Certificate

### Secondary Mathematics Teaching Certificate submajor

Effective Winter 2014

The Teaching Certificate program is designed to provide the broad training in mathematics necessary to be a successful teacher of mathematics at the secondary level, grades 6-12. The requirements for a secondary teaching certificate with a major in mathematics may be met while earning a degree from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (A.B. or B.S.) or from the School Education (A.B. Ed. or B.S. Ed.). Requirements for the major are identical for all of these degrees, although LSA and Education have somewhat differing language and distribution requirements. LSA degree candidates must earn at least 100 LSA credits and at least 30 Education credits. Please note that the LSA B.S. degree requires 60 credits in physical and natural science and mathematics; students with less than 60 credits may be eligible for an A.B. degree.

Appointments with the Mathematics Department teaching certificate advisor may be scheduled online at: www.math.lsa.umich.edu/undergrad.

For information specific to the School of Education, students should contact the SOE Teacher Education Office, 1228 SEB, 734-615-1528, te.program@umich.edu, www.soe.umich.edu/academics. It is essential that students planning to obtain a teaching certificate consult a teaching certificate advisor, either in Mathematics or Education, prior to the end of the 1st term of their sophomore year.

**Prerequisites:** One of the pair of courses MATH 215&217, MATH 255&217, MATH 285&217, or MATH 295&296. Additionally, students must complete one term of computer programming, EECS 183 or equivalent.

Every candidate for a teaching certificate must take one course from each of the following five groups (chosen with the approval of a teaching certificate advisor) and completed with a grade of at least a C-:

**Modern Algebra/Number Theory:**MATH 312, 412, 475, or 493 (or prior to Fall 2012, 512)**Geometry**: MATH 431 or 531**Probability**: MATH 425 or 525**Analysis:**MATH 351 or 451**Secondary Mathematics**: MATH 486

The program requires ten specific Education courses, listed below, totaling 30 credits. These are elected in the junior and senior years in a specified order. Consult with the School of Education for the order and timing of these courses.

- Methods of Teaching Mathematics (or minor field): EDUC 413 (3 credits)
- Practicum in Teaching Methods: EDUC 307I and 307II (4 credits)
- Educational Psychology: EDUC 391 (3 credits)
- Reading and Writing: EDUC 402 (3 credits)
- Education in a Multi-cultural Society: EDUC 392 (3 credits)
- Directed Teaching: EDUC 302 (10 credits)
- Problems and Principles of Secondary Education: EDUC 304 (2 credits)
- Teaching with Digital Technologies 6-12: EDUC 446 (1 credit)
- Teaching Students with Exceptionalities in the General Education Middle and High School Classroom: EDUC 445 (1 credit)

The last four of these are to be elected concurrently. **Students must apply for admission to the certification program by January 15 of their sophomore year.** Application forms are available at the School of Education.

Additionally, every student must successfully complete:

- an introductory course in psychology (not PSYCH 112) that is to be taken before EDUC 391, and
- Michigan's licensure requirements (see www.soe.umich.edu/licensure_in_michigan/).

Every Teaching Certificate student must present a SOE major or SOE minor in another academic field. This normally requires 20-24 credits in a structured program in an area other than mathematics. Consult the *Bulletin* of the School of Education for acceptable programs.

### Secondary Mathematics Teaching Certificate submajor (Fall 2011-Fall 2013) +

### Secondary Mathematics Teaching Certificate (Fall 2010-Summer 2011) +

### Mathematics Teaching Certificate subconcentration (Winter 2010-Summer 2010) +

### Mathematics Teaching Certificate subconcentration (Spring 2007-Fall 2009) +

### Mathematics Teaching Certificate subconcentration (Fall 2005-Winter 2007) +

### Mathematics Teaching Certificate subconcentration (Fall 2004-Summer 2005 +

### Mathematics Teaching Certificate (through Summer 2004) +

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