The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Education program enables the student to combine the strengths of in-depth preparation in mathematics with the professional teacher education skills necessary for success in the secondary classroom. The program involves practical experience inside and outside the classroom, as well as faculty mentoring throughout class study and student teaching. Students have the option of certification for either grades 9-12 or grades 5-12.
The department highly recommends that mathematics education majors take SCED 331 (Organization & Curriculum of the Jr. High/Middle School). This one 2-hour class will extend the major’s licensure from grades 9-12 to grades 5-12. It is also recommended that students take the Preparation for the Secondary Math Praxis II before attempting the Praxis II subject exam.
Requirements for the B.S. degree in Mathematics Education are available from the Bethel College catalog (PDF).
Please contact us if you are interested in more information about the major.
|ENGL||101||Written Communication II||3|
|ENGL||102||Written Communication III||3|
|PHED||100||Lifelong Physical Awareness||0.5|
|SOC||151||Principles of Sociology||3|
|BIBL||215||Old Testament Literature||3|
|BIBL||216||New Testament Literature||3|
|PHIL||150||Logic and Critical Thinking||2|
|PHIL||250||Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|THEO||110||Exploring the Christian Faith||3|
|PHED||112-136||Physical Education Activities||1.5|
|ITSC||121||Computer Programming I||3|
|PHYS||121||General Physics I||4|
|MATH||110||Introductory Seminar in Math||1|
|MATH||242||Linear Algebra and Differential Equations||4|
|MATH||252||Probability and Statistics||3|
|MATH||293||Mathematical Theory and Proof||3|
|EDUC||102||Foundations of Education||3|
|EDUC||204||Diversity in the Classroom||3|
|EDUC||205||Educational Pedagogy I||3|
|EDUC||305||Educational Pedagogy II||3|
|PSYC||285||Adolescent Growth & Development||3|
|SCED||446||Specific Methods in Math||3|
|SCED||448||Content Specific Literacy||3|
|EDUC||441||Professional Education Seminar||0-2|
Electives needed to complete the degree 8-10
Total number of hours needed 124
See TEACHER EDUCATION for program admission and other information.