Mathematics for Secondary Education

Mathematics Secondary

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.

Thomas Sprague, Ph.D. | 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."

What distinguishes Cornerstone's Mathematics for Secondary Education program?

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.


Megan Newhouse '16 | Major: Mathematics for Secondary Education

"At Cornerstone University, the professors could not be more helpful. They take the time to get to know their students, pray for them and help them one-on-one. I feel that they have equipped me to teach and serve my students to the best of my ability. I am so thankful to be in this program."

What can I do with a major in Mathematics for Secondary Education?

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.

How can I complete my degree program in four years?

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

4 Year Mathematics for Secondary Education Degree Plan

Where are placements available for student teachers in the Mathematics for Secondary Education program?

Students in this major spend a semester student teaching at schools throughout west Michigan.

What are graduates of the Mathematics for Secondary Education program doing now?

April Deur '10 | Math and English Teacher at NorthPointe Christian High School in Grand Rapids, MI

"My four years at Cornerstone prepared and equipped me for the exciting and exhausting challenges of being a teacher and a life-long learner, and I could not be more grateful. My passion for teaching was ignited by professors like Laurie Burgess and Keith McAdams, who lived by example, demonstrating how to manage a classroom, inspire students, and plan meaningful lessons. I met friends that, to this day, continue to encourage me and walk through life's joys and trials with me."

With a major in Mathematics for Secondary Education, what classes will I take?

You’ll take classes in discrete mathematics, multivariate calculus, statistics, mathematical proofs and real analysis among others in addition to a variety of education classes.