Mathematics student Tova Brown in front of a chalkboard displaying equations.

Mathematics Education Major

Students who seek state licensure for 5-12 Mathematics Education will complete coursework for a major in both Math and Mathematics Education.  Students are required to have an academic advisor in both the Math and Education Departments.  In addition to the general education requirements,  Mathematics Education majors are required to take and earn at least a “C+” in the listed  bolded courses as these courses contain embedded teaching standards.

Math Coursework for Mathematics Education 

One Elective from the list of choices below:

Education Coursework for Mathematics Education Major

 All Education coursework must be passed with a C+ or better.

Important requirements of all students completing Minnesota Elementary Education licensure at Bethany Lutheran College:  

  • Entry into the Education Program/Major: Successful completion of 24 credits of general education core courses including EDUC100 Introduction to Education; An application to the education major; Verification from academic advisor of a 2.75 GPA in the core education major classes; Interview with a committee from the Education Department; A positive clinical experience report from EDUC100 Introduction to Education
  • Maintain 2.75 GPA Complete all standards based courses with a “C+” or better
  • Pass the following Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exams: MTLE: Pedagogy K-6 and MTLE: Content Elementary Education
  • Complete the Human Relations/Diversity Component
  • Complete all courses required for Minnesota State Licensure Submit proof of a valid first aid/CPR/AED  certification
  • Satisfactory completion of Teaching Internships and Seminar
  • Satisfactory completion of the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA); Satisfactory completion of Professional Portfolio 

Note: An appeals process is outlined in the Education Handbook. According to Minnesota Statute 122A.09 Subdivision 4(c), a  candidate who remains unsatisfied with a dispute regarding recommendation for licensure may appeal the decision to the Minnesota  Board of Teaching. Bethany Lutheran College Education Programs are accredited by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing  and Standards Board (PELSB).