The Bachelor of Science in mathematics with a licensure emphasis prepares students to teach mathematics upon completion of all degree and licensure requirements.
Mathematics (Licensure) BS Degree Requirements (124 hours)
Mathematics (Licensure) BS Semester Guide
Availability: Hattiesburg Campus and Gulf Park Campus
Admission Requirements: See University Admission Policies
Teacher Education Program Requirements: See Teacher Education Program Requirements
Program Academic Policies and Requirements:
- Students who have completed a college preparatory program in high school and have an ACT Math subscore ≥ 26 should begin their university mathematics programs with calculus (MAT 167 ). Students without this background should elect appropriate mathematics courses in consultation with their academic advisors.
- Mathematics licensure majors should take MAT 340 and MAT 326 concurrently with the calculus sequence because they serve as prerequisites to many advanced mathematics courses.
- The mathematics faculty recommends that all majors obtain two-year proficiency in one of the following languages: French, German, Italian or Russian.
Licensure: This program is designed to meet the licensure requirements of the State of Mississippi Department of Education. Students who plan to complete this program should consult the Teacher Education Program Requirements for program admission, progression, and teacher candidacy requirements.
- Teacher education majors are required to take Praxis II content and PLT tests and have scores reported to Southern Miss (code #1479) prior to graduation.
Alternate Route to Licensure: The State Department of Education also provides an alternate route to licensure for graduates of an accredited college or university. To earn an add-on secondary mathematics endorsement, the following 21 hour program of study has been approved by the State Department of Education. A grade of C or better is required in each course. Calculus (Choose 6 credit hours from MAT 167 , MAT 168 , MAT 169 ), Advanced Level Algebra ( MAT 326 ), Statistics (MAT 115 ), Geometry (MAT 370 ) Trigonometry (MAT 103 ), Discrete Mathematics (MAT 340 ). For details and specific procedures, contact: The Office of Educator Licensure, State Department of Education, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, Mississippi 39205, 601.359.3483.