Mathematics Teacher's Certificate Program

Mathematics teaching is a demanding, yet immensely exciting and rewarding profession. Working with young adults, mathematics teachers have the privilege to help shape the mathematical literacy of future architects, doctors, politicians, engineers, and many others. Unfortunately, there is currently a shortage of highly qualified secondary school mathematics teachers across the nation. The Secondary Mathematics Teacher ' s Certificate Program at the University of Michigan-Flint is a nationally recognized program designed to prepare individuals who wish to teach middle and secondary school mathematics.  In the program, which can lead to either a B.A. or B.S. in mathematics, candidates take a sequence of mathematics courses designed to strengthen and deepen their knowledge of mathematics.  In addition, candidates complete pedagogy-based coursework and field experiences that help them develop the fundamental qualities of a caring disposition, social responsibility, student centeredness, and reflective practice.

For more information on the UM-Flint Math TCP program, contact either of the advisors, Dr.  Laura McLeman or Dr. Krista Hansen, or click below for a list of all of the program's requirements.

TCP Program Requirements

Mathematics Teacher's Certificate Program (BA or BS)

The Teacher’s Certificate Program is designed to meet the needs of future teachers of secondary school mathematics. This program may lead to either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree.

Requirements, Bachelor of Arts.

  1. MTH 121 , MTH 122 , MTH 200 , MTH 220 , MTH 222 , MTH 272 , MTH 328 , MTH 333 , MTH 362 , MTH 385 , MTH 401  (36 credits).
  2. At least two additional courses in mathematics numbered 300 or higher, excluding 370, 390, 391 and 395 (6-7 credits).
  3. All Teacher’s Certification requirements, including EDS 341 .
  4. CSC 175  and any necessary prerequisites.
  5. PHY 243  (5 credits).
  6. MTH 395  is recommended.
  7. All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Arts  degree, including General Education requirements , additional BA distribution requirements, and at least 80 credits outside mathematics.

Prospective candidates should also study the sections entitled “General Requirements for Teacher Certification  ” and “Secondary Education Teacher's Certificate Programs ” printed in the Department of Education section of this Catalog.

Requirements, Bachelor of Science.

  1. MTH 121 , MTH 122 , MTH 200 , MTH 220 , MTH 222 , MTH 272 , MTH 328 , MTH 333 , MTH 362 , MTH 385 , MTH 401  (36 credits).
  2. At least four additional courses in mathematics numbered 300 or higher, excluding 370, 390, 391 and 395 (12-13 credits).
  3. All Teacher’s Certification requirements, including EDS 341 .
  4. CSC 175  and any necessary prerequisites.
  5. PHY 243  (5 credits).
  6. MTH 395  is recommended.
  7. All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Science  degree, including General Education requirements .

Prospective candidates should also study the sections entitled “General Requirements for Teacher Certification ” and “Secondary Education Teacher's Certificate Programs ” printed in the Department of Education section of this Catalog.

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