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# Mathematics Education

**INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION OF MATH STUDENTS**

There is a critical shortage of qualified middle and high school mathematics teachers in schools in our region and across the nation. Mathematics is an important and challenging subject, and teachers well-trained in mathematics and the teaching of mathematics can make mathematics accessible to all middle and high school students with different needs and abilities. This can be a very fulfilling, emotionally satisfying and financially secure career for motivated students. Both the B.A. and B.S. degree programs in mathematics education lead to teacher certification; the B.S. degree may be more suitable for students who have taken or plan to take many credits in math and science, while the B.A. degree is ideal for students who are interested in achieving breadth in the liberal arts. To learn more about degree requirements and sample four-year plans for the B.A and B.S. programs, visit UD’s undergraduate catalog at https://catalog.udel.edu.

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**AREAS OF STUDY**

- Calculus
- Discrete Mathematics
- Probability and Statistics
- Discrete Mathematics
- Probability and Statistics
- Geometry
- Modern Algebra
- History of Mathematics
- Educational Psychology
- Teaching/Learning Secondary Mathematics
- Teaching Exceptional Adolescents

**CAREER OPTIONS**

- Middle School/High School Teacher
- Mathematics Education Professor

- School Administrator

**GRADUATE PROGRAMS**

- Mathematics Education
- Mathematics
- Data Science
- Statistics

**What’s special about this program?**

We are one of the few universities to offer the B.S. degree in secondary mathematics education (grades 7-12), requiring greater depth in mathematics than in a typical math education program. Both the B.S. and B.A. mathematics education programs are nationally accredited. Extensive field experiences are provided in sophomore, junior and senior years, where students learn practical aspects of being an effective teacher. Graduates of this program are eligible to teach in any state.

**Get Involved**

Undergraduate Research

Honors Program

Math Club

Peer Mentoring Program

Secondary Educators of Tomorrow

Math Contests and Competitions

## Sample curriculum

FALL | SPRING |
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ENGL 110 - First-Year Writing | MATH 210 - Discrete Mathematics I |

MATH 241 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus A | MATH 242 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus B |

Lab Science Sequence (1/2)* | Foreign Language Requirement (2/2) |

Foreign Language Requirement (1/2) | Lab Science Sequence (2/2)* |

MATH 279 - Problem Solving Strategies | |

First Year Seminar | |

Credits: 17 | Credits: 15 |

FALL | SPRING |
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MATH 243 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus C | CISC 106 - General Computer Science for Engineers |

MATH 245 - An Introduction to Proof | MATH 302 - Ordinary Differential Equations |

MATH 349 - Elementary Linear Algebra | MATH 350 - Probability Theory and Simulation Methods |

Breadth Requirement (Group A) | EDUC 419 - Diversity in Secondary Education |

Breadth Requirement (Group B) | Breadth Requirement (Group C) |

Credits: 16 | Credits: 15 |

FALL | SPRING |
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300+ Math Elective (1/2) | MATH 379 - Teaching and Learning Secondary Mathematics I |

MATH 451 - Abstract Algebra I | Math Option Course |

MATH 450 - Mathematical Statistics | MATH 308 - Historical Development of Mathematical Concepts and Ideas |

EDUC 413 - Adolescent Development and Educational Psychology | EDUC 414 - Teaching Exceptional Adolescents |

Breadth Requirement (Group A) | Breadth Requirement (Group C) |

Free Elective | |

Credits: 16 | Credits: 16 |

FALL | SPRING |
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300+ Math Elective (2/2) | EDUC 400 - Student Teaching |

MATH 518 - Math Modeling | MATH 382 - Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary Math |

MATH 380 - Teaching and Learning Secondary Mathematics II | |

EDUC 420 - Reading in the Content Areas | |

MATH 540 - College Geometry | |

Free Elective | |

Credits: 17 | Credits: 12 |