Keith Coates
Chair of Mathematics & Computer Science
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Office: (417) 873-7380

Mathematics & Education Major

Students completing a double major in mathematics and secondary education have the following requirements for their mathematics major. These meet the specifications of the accrediting agencies for the secondary education program and prepare students to teach high school mathematics courses.

All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses. Refer to the course descriptions of each course below for prerequisites.

Core Required Courses:
CSCI 251: Introduction to Computer Science
MATH 231: Calculus I

MATH 232: Calculus II
MATH 233: Calculus III
MATH 234: Introduction to Mathematical Proof
MATH 235: Linear Algebra
MATH 301: Abstract Algebra
MATH 330: Geometry. 3 hours.
MATH 421: Real Variables
MATH 493: Senior Seminar

Choose one of the following (3 hours):
MATH 227: Introduction to Statistics
MATH 327: Mathematical Statistics

We recommend that students also take MATH 366: Differential Equations, MATH 326: Probability Theory and MATH 327: Mathematical Statistics since these areas of study are becoming popular high school topics.