Program Overview

The Mayville State University offers a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education that prepares students for a career in education, business, or industry. Students who specialize in math education often work in junior and senior high schools. Other employment options for individuals completing the program include accountants, actuaries, bankers, college administrators, economists, tax managers, computer technicians, statisticians, demographers, and lawyers.

This program develops a student’s skills through problem based learning of math topics. Individuals who complete this program will be taught knowledge and skills that can be used in teaching and non-teaching positions. Hands-on training, computer courses, and other methods are used in order to assist a student’s ability to apply mathematical topics to the real world.

Mayville State University prides itself on being the right size for students to receive personal attention from professors and faculty. Small personalized class settings and advanced technology provided by the college are variables related to success of students within the B.S.Ed program. Students in this program are given opportunities to develop leadership skills, join sports teams, and participate in a variety of other activities and clubs.

In order to accommodate for different preferences of students, distance learning for this program is offered. This allows students to have a flexible experience while working towards their degree.

Students enrolled in the B.S.Ed program are required to have general education courses completed, as well as core requirements. General education requirements consist of 36 credit hours. Program prerequisite topics include communications, English, math, geography, and psychology. Additional general education credit hours and 33 credit hours in mathematics are also required for this program. Core requirements include trigonometry, calculus I, and probability & statistics.

Additional elective courses must also be taken in order to complete the degree. These electives include calculus, modern geometry, differential equations, history & philosophy of math, theory of numbers, and algebraic structure. Individuals who plan to teach grades 7-12 must also complete courses required for teacher certification.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Mayville State University is a four-year public school located in Mayville, North Dakota. MSU was established through the state constitution in 1889 and is one of North Dakota’s original colleges. The Mayville Normal School became a "teachers college" in 1925 when it began providing general education and offering four-year degrees. The institution’s present name, Mayville State University, was approved by the legislature in 1987.

    Mayville State University offers associate’s and bachelor’s degrees. MSU uses small class sizes, which make it easier for students to participate and be heard. Distance learning courses combine the flexibility of online classes with the student-focused instruction of its on-campus programs. Almost fifteen online programs are available at MSU.


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