Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Education with Nevada Secondary Licensure (Nevada Only)

The Bachelor of Arts in mathematics education with Nevada secondary licensure provides a rigorous education that prepares candidates for a career as a teacher of mathematics at the middle and secondary school levels. The BA in mathematics program stresses foundation in mathematics and its application. This program prepares candidates for a Nevada teaching license and professional work as single subject teachers in a changing cultural and economic environment. Candidates are required to complete all required coursework as well as the PRAXIS I and PRAXIS II to receive a license.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Employ a variety of reasoning skills and effective strategies for solving problems both within the discipline of mathematics and in applied settings that include non-routine situations
  • Use language and mathematical symbols to communicate mathematical ideas in the connections and interplay among various mathematical topics and their applications that cover range of phenomena across appropriate disciplines
  • Use current technology tools, such as computers, calculators, graphing utilities, video, and interactive programs that are appropriate for the research and study in mathematics
  • Employ algebra and number theory ideas and tools as a base of a fundamental language of mathematics research and communication
  • Develop fundamental knowledge in geometry
  • Model real world problems with a variety of algebraic and transcendental functions
  • Use advanced statistics and probability concepts and methods
  • Use educational technology to meet the needs of all learners including those with special needs linguistically and culturally diverse students
  • Explain how to support growth in cognitive, social, physical and emotional domains.
  • Create positive learning environment that ensures healthy human growth.
  • Utilize systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies in a responsible manner to facilitate and account for learning and to support positive growth.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate standards-based lesson plans for learning and achievement in content areas.
  • Demonstrate professional standards and ethics.
  • Utilize different teaching strategies to accomplish the teaching and learning goals.


To receive a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Education with Nevada Secondary Licensure, candidates must complete at least 180 quarter units as articulated below, 45 of which must be completed in residence at National University and 76.5 of which must be completed at the upper-division level. In the absence of transfer credit, additional general electives may be necessary to satisfy total units for the degree.
Preparation for the Major (5 courses; 19.5 quarter units)
Passage of PRAXIS I Examination is required before beginning coursework for the major.
Requirements for the Major (23 courses; 102 quarter units)
Mathematics Major Requirements (11 courses; 49.5 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
Education Theory and Methodology Requirements (8 courses; 36 quarter units)
All Teacher Education coursework has a field experience component. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA within all TED coursework. Grades of “D” or “F” are not acceptable in TED courses.
Core Requisite(s):
Student Teaching Requirements (4 courses, 16.5 quarter units)
Students must pass PRAXIS I & II prior to Student Teaching I. TED 470 and 465 A, B, and C are field experience courses receiving a Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory grade and are not factored into the cumulative GPA.
Core Requisite(s):