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Mathematics Education

INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION OF MATHEMATICIANS

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. 

 

RELATED MAJORS

Applied Mathematics

Mathematics

Mathematics and Economics

Actuarial Sciences

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
  • University Lecturer
  • Mathematics Education Professor    

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 (grades 7-12) mathematics education, 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

Actuarial Sciences Club

Math Club

Putnam Competition

Mathematical Contest in Modelling

Sample curriculum

FALL

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

MATH241

Analytic Geometry and Calculus A

 

MATH279

Problem Solving Strategies I

 

 

Lab Science Sequence (1/2)*

 

 

Foreign Language Requirement (1/2)

 

 

First Year Seminar

 

SPRING

MATH210

Discrete Mathematics I

 

MATH242

Analytic Geometry and Calculus B

 

 

Foreign Language Requirement (2/2)

 

 

Lab Science Sequence (2/2)*

 

FALL

MATH243

Analytic Geometry and Calculus C

 

MATH245

An Introduction to Proof

 

MATH349

Elementary Linear Algebra

 

University Breadth Requirement

Group A: Creative Arts and Humanities

 

University Breadth Requirement 

Group B: History and Cultural Change

 

SPRING

CISC106

General Computer Science for Engineers

 

MATH302

Ordinary Differential Equations

 

MATH350

Probability Theory and Simulation Methods

 

EDUC419

Diversity in Secondary Education

 

University Breadth Requirement

Group C: Social and Behavioral Sciences

 

FALL

MATH451

Abstract Algebra I

 

MATH450

Mathematical Statistics

 

EDUC413

Adolescent Development and Education Psychology

 

MATH300+ Elective (1/2)

 

 
University Breadth Requirement

Group A: Creative Arts and Humanities

 

 

SPRING

MATH379

Teaching and Learning Secondary Mathematics I

 

MATH308

Historical Development of Mathematical Concepts and Ideas

 

EDUC414

Teaching Exceptional Adolescents

 

University Breadth Requirement

Group C: Social and Behavioral Sciences

 

 

Math Option Course

 

 

Free Elective

 

FALL

MATH518

Math Modeling

 

MATH380

Teaching and Learning Secondary Mathematics II

 

EDUC420

Reading in the Content Areas

 

MATH540

College Geometry

 

MATH300+ Elective (2/2)

 

 

SPRING

EDUC400

Student Teaching

 

MATH382

Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary Math

 

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