Add to your skill set.

Prepare to expand your career options.

At the secondary school level, students are ready to go into depth in the subjects they studied in elementary school. Typically, high school teachers teach just one subject, and often plan lessons and correct papers after school hours. They may also collaborate with colleagues to develop new learning methods or materials, organize extracurricular activities, and/or work with parents and parent groups.

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  • What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate from this Secondary Mathematics - Level Change program?

    The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2012-2013 is *%.

    * This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

  • How long will it take me to complete this Secondary Mathematics - Level Change program?

    The program is designed to take 18 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, *% finished in 18 months.

    *Less than 10 students completed this program in 2012-13. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

  • What financing options are available to help me pay for this Secondary Mathematics - Level Change program?

    Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

    • Federal loans: *
    • Private education loans: *
    • Institutional financing plan: *

    * Less than 10 graduates received loans. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients.

  • How much will this Secondary Mathematics - Level Change program cost me?

    Tuition and fees: $15,525
    Books and supplies: $3,000
    On-campus room & board: not offered*

    The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

    * Housing is only available at the Flint, Muskegon and Owosso campuses. The estimated housing cost for this program is $4,500.

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Secondary Mathematics - Level Change Postbaccalaureate Certificate from Baker College

Level Change - Secondary MathematicsPostbaccalaureate Certificate

Add to your skill set.

Prepare to expand your career options.

At the secondary school level, students are ready to go into depth in the subjects they studied in elementary school. Typically, high school teachers teach just one subject, and often plan lessons and correct papers after school hours. They may also collaborate with colleagues to develop new learning methods or materials, organize extracurricular activities, and/or work with parents and parent groups.

Discover Your Future Secondary Education Career

Career Facts

$55,050

Median salary for High School Teachers

6%

Estimated employment increase by 2022

$87,760

Median salary for K-12 School Principals

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Overview

Baker’s Secondary Mathematics - Level Change postbaccalaureate certificate program allows you to add a secondary endorsement to your existing Michigan Elementary Teaching Certificate, which allows you to teach mathematics in grades 6 through 12.

Our program blends higher-level theory with practical skills and the latest teaching methods. Our class sizes are small, and taught by experienced teachers, combining classroom studies with directed teaching experience.

You complete the secondary mathematics major and a portion of the professional education core that is specific to working with secondary students.

Upon completing the program and passing the required state test, you will be eligible to apply for the endorsement.

Course Information

Program Conditional Requirements:
Bachelor degree

Mathematics Requirements53 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
MTH 124
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4 Quarter Hours

Analyzes trigonometric functions, their properties, solution of right and oblique triangles, radian measure, graphs, trigonometric equations, and applications.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MTH 112.
Trigonometry4
MTH 140
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5 Quarter Hours

Studies functions, their inverses, graphs, and properties. Specifically polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions are explored. Students solve equations and real-world problems involving these functions. Graphing calculators are an integral part of this course.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 124.
Pre-Calculus5
MTH 141
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the topics of functions, limits, continuity, the process of taking derivatives, and the application of derivatives such as related rates, curve sketching, and optimization problems.

Prerequisite(s):
Education majors: MTH 140. All other majors: B- or better in MTH 124.
Calculus I4
MTH 142
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on antiderivatives, the process of integration, logarithmic and exponential functions, inverse trigonometric functions, simple differential equations, and applications of integration such as area and volume.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 141.
Calculus II4
MTH 143
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on techniques of integration, improper integrals, testing sequences for convergence or divergence, the development and application of a Taylor or Maclaurin series, and the application of calculus techniques to conic sections, parametric equations, and polar equations.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 142.
Calculus III4
MTH 244
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4 Quarter Hours

Includes topics such as functions of several variables, partial differentiation, multiple integration, and three space vectors.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 143.
Calculus IV4
MTH 261
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to linear algebra including algebra of matrices, vectors in space, vector spaces and subspaces, eigenvalues, linear transformations, and the applications of matrix methods to find solutions to systems of linear equations and linear programming problems.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 143.
Linear Algebra4
MTH 340
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the applications of discrete mathematics in computer science. This course includes set theory, propositional logic, relations, Boolean algebra, and minimization of equations.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 124.
Discrete Mathematics4
MTH 351
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores the ideas, methods, applications, and questions of modern algebra. Students study the basic properties and theorems related to groups, rings, integral domains, and fields; the familiar number systems serve as models for the abstract systems. This course provides experience in abstract reasoning, making and testing conjectures, and proving theorems.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 142, MTH 340.
Modern Algebra4
MTH 371
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to statistical methods common to educators. Students will learn how to collect, analyze, present, summarize and interpret data using graphical and numerical methods; calculate probability and apply probability distributions; and apply linear regression analysis. (Online only)

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 112.
Probability and Statistics for Educators4
MTH 431
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4 Quarter Hours

Familiarizes students with Euclidean geometry, finite geometries, geometric transformations, non-Euclidean geometries, geometric proofs, and application of geometric concepts to real-world situations. Uses interactive software.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 142.
Foundations of College Geometry4
MTH 451
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4 Quarter Hours

Develops a working knowledge of logic and the standard methods of mathematical proof; uses set theory concepts and notations; develops the notion of relation, especially equivalencies relations; explores the basic properties of functions and operations of functions; and the properties of the real number system.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 142, MTH 340.
Introduction to Real Analysis4
MTH 492
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4 Quarter Hours

Familiarizes students with the professional community of mathematics educators and with state and national curricula and assessment standards with a focus on secondary mathematics. This course explores the historical development of mathematics. This is the capstone course for secondary mathematics majors.

Prerequisite(s):
Senior status, Program Director/Dean approval.
Senior Seminar: Secondary Mathematics4
Professional Education Requirements16 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
EDU 425
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6 Quarter Hours

Introduces the theoretical foundation for literacy development and the methods and processes in developmentally appropriate instruction. Emphasizes the principles, techniques, and processes of literacy instruction needed to help candidates become independent, strategic learners in the content areas taught in middle and high schools. Includes 20 hours of observation and participation in grade 6-12 classroom settings. A grade of C or better must be attained to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 312A and student background check, acceptance in the program.
Literacy Education in the Secondary School6
EDU 461A
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the theory of instruction, methods, and materials in the secondary subject matter fields in which candidates expect to teach. Includes observations of classroom procedures, participation in simulation, and micro-teaching in mathematics. Emphasizes the application of effective instructional theory and practice, sound decision making, and multicultural education in a field-based context. Includes 30 hours of participation in grade 6-12 classroom settings. A grade of C or better must be attained to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
Program Director/Dean approval, acceptance in the program, student background check, EDU 351.
Theory and Techniques of Instruction: Mathematics (6-12)4
EDU 482A
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6 Quarter Hours

Requires candidates to observe and teach in P-12 classroom settings for approximately 7 weeks during regular school hours, following the school district calendar and supervising teacher's contractual agreement. Attendance at professional development conferences and seminars may be required.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 481A, Program Director/Dean approval, student background check.
Directed Teaching II6

Quarter Hours Required for Graduation: 69

Program Description

This program provides teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to add a secondary mathematics endorsement to an existing Michigan Elementary Teaching Certificate, allowing the holder to teach mathematics in grades 6 through 12. Students complete the secondary mathematics major and a portion of the professional education core that is specific to working with secondary students. Upon completing the program and passing the required state test, students will be eligible to apply for the endorsement.

Accreditation

Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois  60602-2504; (800) 621-7440; Web address: www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

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FAQ's

  • What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate from this Secondary Mathematics - Level Change program?

    The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2012-2013 is *%.

    * This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

  • How long will it take me to complete this Secondary Mathematics - Level Change program?

    The program is designed to take 18 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, *% finished in 18 months.

    *Less than 10 students completed this program in 2012-13. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

  • What financing options are available to help me pay for this Secondary Mathematics - Level Change program?

    Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

    • Federal loans: *
    • Private education loans: *
    • Institutional financing plan: *

    * Less than 10 graduates received loans. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients.

  • How much will this Secondary Mathematics - Level Change program cost me?

    Tuition and fees: $15,525
    Books and supplies: $3,000
    On-campus room & board: not offered*

    The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

    * Housing is only available at the Flint, Muskegon and Owosso campuses. The estimated housing cost for this program is $4,500.

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Wherever I reached out for help, it was there; it was easy.

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