Mathematics, BS - Secondary Education Teacher Certification Option
The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a Secondary Education Teacher Certification Option emphasizes a blend of mathematical studies and practical experiences in schools. The curriculum includes integrated components focused on in-depth math content knowledge, learning theory and methodology practices in math. You will develop sufficient content knowledge as well as the fundamental teaching skills necessary to teach all middle school and high school level courses in the mathematical sciences. In this program you will take math courses in proof writing, geometry, abstract algebra, real analysis, and probability and statistics as well as education courses in teaching diverse learners, classroom management, curriculum and assessment, and teaching methods and strategies. This program culminates in a final semester-long internship and two-week student teaching experience when you will assume control of lesson planning, lesson implementation and classroom management. In this track you can enjoy the same hands-on experiences as the general Mathematics students, such as undergraduate research collaborations, faculty-lead symposiums in mathematics, and participation in the various math related clubs and events like Math and Snacks, which will help guide you into your career with confidence.
Recommended minors: Biology, Chemistry, Psychology