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Mathematics (EX)

Certification/Endorsement Code: EX
Michigan Subject Areas Test Code: 89 (Elementary)

Michigan Subject Areas Test Code: 22 (Secondary)
Programs: Elementary - Major or Minor, Secondary - Major or Minor
AQ Program Contact Person: Joseph Spencer, Ph.D.

Department: Mathematics

 
 

Mathematics Major Required Courses: Secondary (32 hours)

A minimum of 16 credit hours must be completed at Aquinas College.

 

Core Courses:

MS 121 Calculus with Analytic Geometry (4 credit hours)

MS 122 Calculus with Analytic Geometry (4 credit hours)

MS 231 Multivariate Calculus (4 credit hours)

MS 232 Linear Algebra (3 credit hours)

MS 321 Abstract Algebra (4 credit hours)

An additional 13 credit hours to be selected from those course having MS 121 as a prerequisite.
 
In addition to the other requirements for the major/minor, all students earning secondary mathematics teacher certification must include one department approved course in Geometry, one department approved course or course sequence in Probability and Statistics, one department approved course in Discrete Math, and one department approved course in the History of Mathematics. Additional recommended courses are MS 170 and MS 321. All candidates are required to take MS 375 and are expected to become proficient in the use of computers.
 

Mathematics Minor Required Courses: Secondary (24 hours)

A minimum of 12 credit hours must be completed at Aquinas College.

 

Core Courses:

MS 121 Calculus with Analytic Geometry (4 credit hours)

MS 122 Calculus with Analytic Geometry (4 credit hours)

Of the remaining 16 hours, a minimum of 12 credit hours to be selected from those course having MS 121 as a prerequisite. MS 252 may be included in these courses.
 
In addition to the other requirements for the major/minor, all students earning secondary mathematics teacher certification must include one department approved course in Geometry, one department approved course or course sequence in Probability and Statistics, one department approved course in Discrete Math, and one department approved course in the History of Mathematics. Additional recommended courses are MS 170 and MS 321. All candidates are required to take MS 375 and are expected to become proficient in the use of computers.
 

Mathematics Major Required Courses: Elementary (32 hours)

A minimum of 16 credit hours must be completed at Aquinas College.

 

Core Courses:

MS 121 Calculus with Analytic Geometry (4 credit hours)

MS 122 Calculus with Analytic Geometry (4 credit hours)

MS 231 Multivariate Calculus (4 credit hours)

MS 232 Linear Algebra (3 credit hours)

MS 321 Abstract Algebra (4 credit hours)

An additional 13 credit hours to be selected from those course having MS 121 as a prerequisite.
 

Students seeking an elementary teaching major must fulfill all requirements for the mathematics major, described above. Included in the 32 credits required for the math major there must be at least one department approved course or course sequence in Probability and Statistics and one department approved course in the History of Mathematics. In addition to the 32 credits required for the major, candidates must also complete MS 260, MS 261, and MS 271 for certification requirements.

 

Mathematics Minor Required Courses: Elementary (24 hours)

A minimum of 12 credit hours must be completed at Aquinas College.

 

Core Courses:

MS 121 Calculus with Analytic Geometry (4 credit hours)

MS 122 Calculus with Analytic Geometry (4 credit hours)

Of the remaining 16 hours, a minimum of 12 credit hours to be selected from those course having MS 121 as a prerequisite. MS 252 may be included in these courses.
 
Mathematics Minor for Elementary Certification requires 24 credit hours, including MS 121, MS 122, and a minimum of 16 hours selected from MS 114, MS 252 and those core courses requiring MS 121 or higher as a prerequisite. Included in the 24 credits must be at least one department approved course or course sequence in Probability and Statistics, and one department approved course in the History of Mathematics. Certification requirements of MS 260, MS 261, and MS 271 must also be met.
 
 
Since the above are State of Michigan requirements, they apply to all students (graduates and undergraduates) seeking mathematics teacher certification. Major/minor programs require departmental approval.