Mathematics Secondary Endorsement Program


Mathematics Secondary Endorsement Program


The Mathematics Secondary Endorsement Program will allow certified secondary teachers to add a mathematics endorsement to their teaching certificate. The program is only open to current teachers who hold a secondary certification. Students will take 23 credits in mathematics (the equivalent of a mathematics minor, plus a methods class), and all classes will be online classes. After completing the program, students must pass the Secondary Mathematics MTTC exam.

Program Requirements

An Added Endorsement Program applicant must have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, and must hold a state-issued teaching certificate. Completed coursework older than six years before admission to the program will not be considered. Added Endorsement programs courses must be completed within six years of admission into the program. A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained; no grade less than a “C” will be accepted. Minimum of 23 credit hours required. The endorsement, granted by the State of Michigan, requires a passing score on the subject area test of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC).

Admission Requirements

Endorsement program is for certified secondary teachers


  • All courses fully online
  • 23 Semester credit hours
  • 10-week courses. Take one course at a time
  • Collaborative learning opportunities
  • Weekly professor support
  • Three start dates each year: Fall, Winter, and Summer
  • Transfer up to 9 appropriate mathematics credit hours (B or better)
  • C or better program grade requirement
  • Multiple breaks timed for teachers’ busy schedules. Built in “teacher-friendly” breaks: right before Labor Day, before state testing, three weeks over winter holidays,  March and April breaks, and break during last few weeks of the school year. Excellent preparation for the MTTC Content Area Test


For Information, Contact:
Kenneth Williams, Ph.D.
Mathematics Department Head
(313) 927-1318

At a Glance

Required Courses

  • Calculus 1
  • Calculus 2
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • College Geometry
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Methods in Teaching Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra


MTH 251: Calculus 1
Prerequisites: MTH 110 or two years of high school algebra, one year high school geometry, one-half year of trigonometry; Term: fall, winter
Analytic geometry in the plane, functions, limits and continuity, derivatives and applications, and indefinite integrals and applications.

MTH 252: Calculus 2
Prerequisite: MTH 251; Term: winter
Exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, techniques of integration, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, Taylor’s formula, and infinite series.

MTH 265: Discrete Mathematics
Prerequisite: MTH 110; Term: fall
Sets, functions, algorithms, mathematical induction, counting methods, permutations and combinations, recurrence relations, Boolean algebra, relations, and matrices. Writing intensive course for math majors

MTH 300 College Geometry
Prerequisite: MTH 110; Term: winter
Properties of geometric figures, proofs, constructions, solving applied problems, use of coordinate geometry and transformation geometry, and Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry.

MTH 325 Probability and Statistics
Prerequisite: MTH 110; Term: fall, summer
Sample spaces, probability of events, random variables, counting techniques, descriptive statistics, binomial and normal distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.

MTH 347 Methods in Teaching Secondary Mathematics
Prerequisites: EDU 240, EDU 241, EDU 347, Math major or minor, junior or senior standing; Term: winter
Philosophical basis for mathematics teaching, survey of special programs in mathematics, specific objectives, materials and curriculum planning for mathematics in middle and secondary schools, emphasis on role of problem solving in mathematics teaching. Observations of classroom teaching. Course offered as needed.

MTH 353 Linear Algebra

Prerequisite: MTH 251; Term: winter, offered alternative years [even]
Matrices, linear systems, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and applications.