Bachelor of Science in Secondary Mathematics (Grades 6-12)
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A Gift From God
Math enables us to measure, explore and create. If God has blessed you with the ability to understand and use mathematics with adeptness, you have a gift. Eighty percent of professional positions, according to a recent governmental survey, require a strong background in math. Thus failure to equip children with a good math education could limit their professional potential and attainment of God-given dreams. If you have a mind for math and a heart for students, we invite you to learn how to teach the math skills needed to thrive in the twenty-first century.
From Fractions to Calculus
Southeastern’s secondary mathematics program begins with our Christ-centered liberal arts (general education) core curriculum, where you develop an understanding and appreciation of God and His creation, human creativity and reason, and our place of responsibility as stewards in the world God has made. As you forge links between what you’ve learned in the core and the more specialized courses in your major, our hope is that you also begin to relate all that you learn to your life and your faith.
Within the secondary mathematics program itself, you’ll learn methods of teaching math: from fractions to calculus, from algebra to trigonometry. You’ll also gain a real sense of the tools and attitudes needed to teach sixth- through twelfth-graders. Southeastern will arrange for you to spend many hours in local middle and high school classrooms where you will observe topnotch teachers, instruct students and be mentored. Your training will culminate with student teaching, a 14-week assignment to a classroom during which you’ll plan and teach lessons and motivate, manage and assess learners.