A respected field and growing need.

The Mathematics for Secondary Teachers major provides a route to Michigan certification to teach mathematics in a high school classroom. There is a significant and growing shortage of mathematics teachers in Michigan and across the nation. Teachers certified by the State of Michigan in mathematics and science are highly respected professionals and are sought-after by schools throughout the nation.

Program Distinctives

Demand for teachers of mathematics remains very strong. Cornerstone's Christian perspective helps aspiring teachers perceive their students as unique creations, deeply loved by their creator and worthy of the investment of education. This perspective develops teachers, who personally experience mathematics as a window to the beauty, creativity and order that God expresses in his creation and who communicate that passion to their students. Graduates with this major are thoroughly prepared both technically and personally to serve God through mathematics education.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Teacher Education
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Career Opportunities

    This major leads to certification to teach mathematics in secondary schools and is a solid foundation for continuing education toward an advanced degree in mathematics.

    Interesting Classes

    • Discrete Mathematics
    • Multivariate Calculus
    • Statistics
    • Mathematical Proofs
    • Real Analysis
    • Applied Linear Algebra
  • Degree Completion

    Download a sample degree plan for a major in Mathematics for Secondary Education.

    Faculty Perspective

    From Dr. Thomas Sprague, Professor of Mathematics: "Mathematics teachers are in high demand. Cornerstone graduates have gone on to be some of this area's finest math teachers. Mathematics is the key that opens understanding into a wide variety of disciplines, including business, linguistics and the sciences."

Degree Outcomes

  • April Deur ('10) works as a teacher with NorthPointe Christian Schools.