Mathematics (Secondary Education)

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics provides students opportunities to develop mathematical and statistical skills needed for a vast array of careers today.

One of the largest departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematics (MTH courses), applied mathematics (APM courses), operations research (MOR courses) and applied statistics (STA courses). The department offers programs leading to undergraduate, Master's, and Ph. D. degrees in all phases of the pure and applied mathematical sciences.

The School of Education and Human Services (SEHS) and the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) offer a fifth-year secondary teacher education program (STEP) leading to recommendation for Michigan secondary standard teacher certification. This certification is valid for teaching content area majors and minors in grades 6-12.

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