B.S. Ed. Mathematics Secondary Education

To earn this degree, you must complete at least 120 units of coursework, which we describe in the sections that follow:  

Be aware that some courses required for your degree may have prerequisites that you must also take.  Check the courses in the appropriate subject.  (You may be able to count these prerequisites toward your liberal studies or general elective credit.)  


Please note that you must have a grade of C or better in each mathematics or statistics course that you use to fulfill the requirements of this major.  


Also be aware that you must complete NAUís diversity requirements by taking two 3-unit courses, one in ethnic diversity and one in global awareness. These courses may be used to meet other requirements within your academic plan if you choose them carefully. Click here for a list of the available diversity courses.


Additionally, be aware that you must have a grade point average of at least 2.5 in all of your NAU coursework in order to graduate. This requirement applies to all B.S.Ed. majors at NAU.  


Also note that NAU requires that at least 30 units of the courses you take for your degree must be upper-division courses (those numbered 300 and above).  


Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement; however, you must still meet the total of at least 120 units to graduate. Contact your advisor for details.  


Candidates in the Secondary Mathematics Education program are required to

demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and skills, and professional knowledge to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements.  Content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge or skills are demonstrated through candidate performance on key assessments embedded in the MAT 301, MAT 302, MAT 401, MAT 402, BME 437, ECI 322, ECI 450, ECI 465 and ECI 495C classes.


Finally be aware that, for the B.S.Ed. degree, you must have the following:  

Major Requirements  

You must complete the following 47 units:  

Teacher-Preparation Requirements  

You must complete 31 units of professional courses offered by the College of Education to qualify for certification to teach mathematics in Arizona and most other states.  


Click here for more information about Teacher Preparation in Secondary Education.  You should also receive advisement from the College of Education for this part of your academic plan.  


Please note that these 31 units include ECI 495C, which meets NAUís senior capstone requirement. Also note that for the B.S.Ed. in mathematics, you substitute MAT 302 for ECI 308.  

General Electives  

Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.  


You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they werenít used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)  


Click here for more information about our Mathematics undergraduate courses, Statistics undergraduate courses, and faculty.