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Teaching: Mathematics Education

The bachelor of science degree in teaching: mathematics education is organized to foster the development of skilled mathematics teachers who can utilize best practices for planning and preparing environments and instruction in secondary classrooms, grades 7-12.

Classes are small and allow for varied opportunities to work with faculty. The curriculum is organized to foster the development of skilled teachers who can utilize best practices for planning and preparing environments and instruction in early childhood and primary- grade settings.

Students who become certified math teachers are self-directed individuals who can communicate effectively, make informed decisions, think critically and creatively, and examine ethical issues in order to improve the quality of school experiences for children in grades seven through twelve.

Real World Experiences

Classroom experiences give you school-based observation and participation each semester. There’s simply no better preparation for future teachers than real world experience. Observing how students react to different styles of instruction and learning how to adjust in response, will prepare you for a successful career in education.

  • Field experiences begin the first semester
  • Pre-student teaching placements
  • 14 weeks of student teaching last semester

Curriculum Guide

Curriculum Guide for the Teaching: Mathematics Education B.S. Degree

In addition to the General Education requirements and the Institutional Learning Outcomes for all majors, the following courses are a sampling of what is required for graduation for Teaching: Mathematics Education B.S. Degree:

First Year

First Semester

  • Observation / Participation
  • Introduction to Teaching
  • College Writing I: Academic Writing
  • Critical and Analytical Reading
  • Pre-Calculus or Techniques of Calculus I
  • United States History I or II
  • The First Year Seminar

Second Semester

  • Observation / Participation
  • Newsworthy Topics or Human Health Issues
  • College Writing II – Writing About Literature
  • Techniques of Calculus I or Calculus II
  • College Mathematics
  • Psychology of Adolescence
Second Year

First Semester

  • Observation / Participation
  • Child Development II
  • American Literature I or II – Writing Intensive
  • Mathematics throughout History
  • Techniques of Calculus II
  • Characteristics and Needs of Exceptional Learners

Second Semester

  • Observation / Participation
  • Speech Communication
  • Teaching in the Secondary School
  • Statistics or Probability
  • Calculus III
  • Linear Algebra
Third Year

First Semester

  • Observation / Participation
  • Cultural Geography
  • Statistics and Research
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Classroom Management
  • Differentiated Instruction for Diverse Learners

Second Semester

  • Observation / Participation
  • Earth Systems History recommended
  • Elective: Health and Wellness
  • Developmental Assessment II
  • Math Education and Methods / Secondary
  • Modern Geometry
  • Math Elective
Fourth Year

First Semester

  • Observation / Participation
  • Teaching English Language Learners
  • Electronic Media for Teachers
  • Seminar: Contemporary Research, Issues and Ethics in Education
  • Communications in Math
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Math Elective

Second Semester

  • Student Teaching at Secondary Level
  • Student Teaching at Middle Level

Disclaimer: The courses listed above are a sampling for marketing purposes only. Students should consult the College catalog and their academic advisor for course selection and degree progress. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select courses and/or academic minors that fit their interests, as well as with the Career Development Center for career goals. While the academic advisor assists the student in planning his/her curriculum, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of the curriculum selected.

College Catalog

See the official college catalog for all course descriptions and degree requirements.

Hands on Experience

Study Abroad

You can explore your academic goals in an international setting and global environment. The experience of living in a new country will build your self-confidence, add valuable skills to your tool box, and will alter how you view yourself, the world, and your own country.

Internships and Field Experiences

Not all education happens in the classroom. Internships and other field experiences give students the opportunity to learn through direct hands-on experiences outside of the classroom with a real world experience in the field.

Undergraduate Research

The process of research and discovery while working with a faculty mentor enriches the learning process and creates positive attributes which will last a lifetime. Undergraduate research encompasses both traditional research and creative endeavors.

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