Program Advisors: Dr. Robert Willenbring, Rev. Victor Feser, OSB Ph.D.
The Mathematics Education major is a Bachelor of Science degree program designed to prepare students for a career as a secondary teacher or to provide the essential background for entrance into certain graduate programs. Depending on their previous coursework, students generally start in MAT 103, 153, or 209 unless they already have college credit for Calculus.
Mathematics Education graduates will:
- exhibit analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
- be able to interpret and analyze data using quantitative reasoning skills
- be able to use technology to aid in the solving of problems and analysis of data
- be able to communicate mathematics to others in written and oral formats
- be able to communicate in the formal language of proof-based mathematics
- understand how the history and development of mathematics affects learning today
- be able to explain the mathematical concepts that underlie Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics, and Calculus, and be able to illustrate these concepts through appropriate applications
- be competitive in securing employment teaching middle school or high school mathematics or gaining admittance to programs of advanced study.
ENG 121; COM 110; a total of 40 semester credits in mathematics at the 200 level or higher, with at least 20 semester credits at the 300 level or higher, including MAT 209, 210, 221, 312, 402, 421, 443 and 204 or 411. EDU 200 or 202, 295, 301, 310, 320, 365, 367, 377, 401, 411, 421, 423, 444; PSY 201; PSY 205 (For Middle School Endorsement, PSY 332 is required); one lab science; ALU 499.