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Mathematics Secondary Education

If you choose to study mathematics with secondary education specialization, you will graduate fully prepared to teach mathematics in grades 6-12. Washburn University offers one of the strongest mathematics education programs in the state and our graduates are finding rewarding employment in many different grades and schools.

You'll take numerous math courses, including studies in calculus, algebra, geometry, discrete math, and statistics. To prepare to teach, you'll take courses in the education department and student teach in a middle school or high school for a semester. These courses will prepare you to take the Kansas teaching licensure exam and teach in Kansas schools. Additional course work outside of math and education will complete your graduation requirements.

"My time at Washburn was rewarding and I couldn't have chosen a better university. The mathematics and statistics courses were top notch, and were taught by excellent professors who challenged me and who always had open doors to help students. Everyone shares an enthusiasm and passion for math, which is motivating. When I graduated I felt prepared and ready to start my career in math education."  - Paige Spade, '15, high school math teacher

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MA 151 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 5
MA 152 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 5
PH 110 or PH 220 Logic for Programming or Logic 3
MA 253 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 3
MA 270 Discrete Mathematics 3
MA 301 Linear Algebra 3
MA 343 Applied Statistics 3
MA 354 Abstract Algebra 3
MA 367 Modern Geometry 3
MA 371 Introduction to Real Analysis I 3
MA 381 or PH 325 History of Mathematics, or
Philosophy of Mathematics
MA 387/388 Capstone Experience and Research 3

Students seeking certification to teach mathematics must also be formally admitted to the University's Professional Teacher Education Programs.  For admission requirements and questions concerning education course requirements or certification, see the Education Department's website.

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Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Morgan Hall, Room 250
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.1491

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