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That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

Mathematics: Secondary Education Specialization (BS)

Is Math in your Path?

Utilize your passion for numbers and prepare future mathematicians by earning a degree in Mathematics Secondary Education Specialization. As a graduate of this program, you’ll be a master in teaching mathematics from algebra to calculus to statistics.

Study the sequences, series, polar coordinates, and improper integrals of Calculus II, and learn about different geometries such as transformational geometry, three-dimensional geometry, and non-Euclidean geometries in Modern Geometry. Additionally, core courses in education like Educational Psychology and Secondary/Middle Content Area will prepare you for the classroom.

Paying for college

As part of our commitment to providing affordable options for all DSU students, we offer many scholarships and grants. Some financial aid opportunities are specifically available for the education degrees/majors in high-need teaching areas.

TEACH Grant eligible

Dakota State University's B.S. in Mathematics Secondary Education is eligible for the federal TEACH Grant (up to $4,000 a year) for students who meet the academic requirements and are completing course work to begin a career in teaching. Students will need to complete a four-year teaching appointment with a school or educational service agency that serves low-income students. Learn more about the TEACH Grant. 

Critical Teaching Needs Scholarship

The South Dakota Critical Teaching Needs Scholarship is available for students preparing to work in a critical need teaching area. Learn more about the scholarship.

Yearlong student teaching residency

As a Mathematics Secondary Education student, you will complete a yearlong residency/student teaching capstone experience. You’ll have the opportunity to get real-life classroom experience, while still learning from professional mentors.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the BS degree in Mathematics Secondary Education Specialization, students will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental skills and concepts of mathematics.
  • Apply mathematical skills to the analysis of real-world problems.
  • Use logical arguments to explore problems and prove conjectures.
  • Solve mathematical problems with technology tools.


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