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Mathematics Education

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.

B.A. Degree

Program Requirements:

General Studies   HOURS
COMM 171 Speech Communication 3
ENGL 101 Written Communication II 3
ENGL 102 Written Communication III 3
PSYC 182 General Psychology 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
    (Foreign Language) 6
    (History Elective) 3
    (Art/Drama/Music Elective(s)) 3
    (Literature Elective) 3
PHIL 150 Logic and Critical Thinking 2
PHIL 250 Introduction to Philosophy 3
THEO 110 Exploring the Christian Faith 3
PHIL 452 Senior Experience 1
PHED 112-136 Physical Education Activities 1.5
      47

 

Cognates HOURS
ITSC 121 Computer Programming I 3
PHYS 121 General Physics I 4
      7

 

Content Courses HOURS
MATH 110 Introductory Seminar in Math 1
MATH 131 Calculus I 4
MATH 132 Calculus II 4
MATH 210 Discrete Mathematics 3
MATH 231 Calculus III 4
MATH 242 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 4
MATH 252 Probability and Statistics 3
MATH 293 Mathematical Theory and Proof 3
MATH 331 Modern Geometry 3
MATH 341 Abstract Algebra 3
      32

 

Education Courses HOURS
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
SCED 449 Student Teaching 8
EDUC 441 Professional Education Seminar 0-2
      29-31

Electives needed to complete the degree 8-10
Total number of hours needed 124
See TEACHER EDUCATION for program admission and other information.