Middle Level Mathematics Education

Middle Level Mathematics Education
Type of Degree: 
Bachelor of Science
Average Time of Commitment/Completion: 
4 years

The Middle Level Mathematics Education major prepares candidates to be state certified to teach math in grades 6-8. Numerous job opportunities in both public and private schools are available. 

Math teachers accumulate many skills and knowledge (such as curriculum and instruction, and administration) that allow them to move into other career areas. With some additional coursework, math teachers can add the following areas of specialization: English as a Second Language, Special Education, Gifted Education and Math Specialist. With a Master’s degree, teachers can be certified as counselors or as principals.

Examples Of This Major’s Core Classes: 

MA 1814 - Pre-Calculus/Analytic Geometry (4 cr.)
MA 2054 - Calculus I (4 cr.)
MA 3014 - Elementary Statistics or equivalent statistics course (4 cr.)
MA 3113 - Discrete Mathematics (3 cr.)
MA 3123 - Linear Algebra (3 cr.)
MA 3413 - History and Philosophy of Mathematics (3 cr.)
MA 3423 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I (3 cr.)
MA 3433 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II (3 cr.)
MA 3263 - Methods of Teaching ML-Secondary Math (3cr)
PY 3113 - Developmental Psychology (3 cr.) or
PY 4113 - Cognitive Psychology (3 cr.)
PY 4132 - Psychology of Students with Exceptions (2 cr.)
TH 3202 - Catholic Perspectives on Education (2 cr.)
ED 3002 - Educational Technology (2 cr.)
ED 3012 - Foundations of Teaching (2 cr.)
ED 3022 - Middle Level Education (2 cr.)
PY 4223- Tests and Measurement (3cr)
ED 4322 - Student Teaching Seminar (2 cr.)
ED 4910 - Student Teaching (10 cr.)

For a complete coursework overview for Middle Level Math Education, download the Program of Study here. >

Special Activities/Opportunities You’ll Experience At St. Gregory’s: 

Each candidate will complete 75 hours of field experience in local school districts prior to student teaching.

Additionally, our students are members of the Teacher Education Association (TEA), a pre-professional organization of students currently preparing for careers in education. Members of the TEA may choose to join either the Student Oklahoma Education Association (SOEA) or the Student Professional Oklahoma Educators (SPOE). Both organizations offer benefits to teacher education candidates and provide numerous professional development opportunities. Each semester, the TEA has a Meet and Greet to welcome new education majors. Other activities of the TEA include the SGU Christmas Festival and tutoring in local schools.

Our Commitment To You: 

Math majors who teach in Oklahoma public schools for five years receive an incentive bonus from the State Regents of Higher Education.

For more information about becoming a St. Gregory's Middle Level Mathematics Education major, please email us at lgfischer@stgregorys.edu.

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