Departments & Programs


B.S. Mathematics/M.S. Secondary Education

In an effort to address the shortage of Indiana high school teachers in certain subjects, the College, in conjunction with the IU School of Education, offers an accelerated five-year program in which students can obtain a B.S. in Mathematics (either Program I or Program II) and an M.S. in Secondary Education and also complete all requirements for State licensure in Secondary Education. Students must begin by pursuing a B. S. Mathematics degree, Program I or Program II. After they have completed a minimum of 90 credit hours in the College of Arts and Sciences and satisfied the fundamental skills, distribution, and major concentration requirements for this B.S. Mathematics major, students may apply up to 32 credit hours earned in the School of Education as College electives. Students must apply and earn admittance to the School of Education's Secondary Transition to Teaching and the Master of Science in Education programs during the fall semester of their senior year. The B.S. requirements must be completed before student teaching begins in the final spring semester of the five-year program. The two degrees (B.S. Mathematics and M.S. Secondary Education) are awarded simultaneously. Students considering this program should seek advising from both the Department of Mathematics and the School of Education. Also, students are advised to check on the effect that the transition to graduate status may have on existing undergraduate funding.