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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 SEMESTER

  • Observation/Participation
  • Introduction to Teaching
  • Critical and Analytical Reading
  • College Writing I
  • The First Year Seminar
  • Pre-Calculus or Techniques of Calculus I
  • Trigonometry
  • Current clearances (Criminal, Child Abuse, FBI, and Health requirements)
  • Pre-Service Academic Performance Assessment Prep

SECOND SEMESTER

  • Observation/Participation – Begin Stage 1 Field Experience Exploration
  • Scientific literacy
  • College Writing II
  • Quantitative: College Mathematics
  • Techniques of Calculus I or Calculus II
  • Psychology of Adolescence (EDUC Section)
  • Pre-Service Academic Performance Assessment
  • Current clearances (Criminal, Child Abuse, FBI, and Health requirements)

THIRD SEMESTER

  • Education Observation/Participation –Begin Stage 2 Field Experience Exploration
  • Social & Cultural Elective: Child Development II
  • Arts & Humanities Elective: American Literature I or II
  • Quantitative: Mathematics throughout History
  • Techniques of Calculus II
  • Social & Cultural Elective: Characteristics and Needs of Exceptional Learners
  • Application and interview with Education faculty for acceptance into education program after completion of 48 credits, passing PAPA, and 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Current clearances (Criminal, Child Abuse, FBI, and Health requirements)

FOURTH SEMESTER

  • Education Observation/Participation – Begin Stage 3 Pre-Student Teaching Experience
  • Speech Communication
  • Teaching in the Secondary School
  • Statistics
  • Calculus III
  • Linear Algebra
  • Current clearances (Criminal, Child Abuse, FBI, and Health requirements)
  • Interview and Acceptance into Education Program. Required to take EDUC 3000-level and higher classes. Bridge Experience

FIFTH SEMESTER

  • Education Observation/Participation – Continue Stage 3 Pre-Student Teaching Experience
  • Statistics and Research
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Classroom Management
  • Differentiated Instruction for Diverse Learners
  • Electronic Media for Teachers Technology
  • Current clearances (Criminal, Child Abuse, FBI, and Health requirements)

SIXTH SEMESTER

  • Education Observation/Participation – Continue Stage 3 Pre-Student Teaching Experience
  • Developmental Assessment II
  • Math Education & Methods/ Secondary
  • Modern Geometry
  • Free elective
  • Arts & Humanities Elective: US History I or II
  • Current clearances (Criminal, Child Abuse, FBI, and Health requirements)
  • Praxis Prep

SEVENTH SEMESTER

  • Education Observation/Participation – Continue Stage 3 Pre-Student Teaching Experience
  • Social & Cultural Elective: Teaching English Language Learners
  • Seminar: Contemporary Research, Issues & Ethics in Education: Moral Reasoning
  • Communications in Math
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Free elective
  • Praxis II
  • Current clearances (Criminal, Child Abuse, FBI, and Health requirements)

EIGHTH SEMESTER

  • Capstone Experience/Real World/Self-Directed
  • Student Teaching at Secondary Level
  • Student Teaching at the Middle Level
  • Graduation Audit
  • Current clearances (Criminal, Child Abuse, FBI, and Health requirements)
  • Exit and Certification Interview

Updated: October 2017

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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