BE SOUND IN YOUR LOGIC. Excellent mathematicians prepared to engage students in classroom settings are in high demand. We will equip you with not only the fundamental knowledge of problem-solving and logic, but also with the ability to translate that knowledge into effective lessons for your high school students.
Knowledge of mathematical theorems, critical problem-solving, and classroom management is useless without the opportunity to put it into action. During your time here at Trinity, you will have the chance to engage in classroom observation, lesson planning, and student teaching at some of the top local middle schools and high schools.
As a Mathematics with Secondary Education Licensure major, you will complete over 100 hours of field experience prior to student teaching. As part of your coursework, you will gain experience in both middle school and high school classes in a variety of diverse settings.
Most Mathematics with Secondary Education Licensure students graduate with their degree after 4 years. Major requirements total 87 hours. This includes 32 hours of required mathematics courses, 3 hours of mathematics electives, 8 hours of supporting courses, and 44 hours of professional education courses. Up to 8 hours count for general education requirements.
You will have the option to take courses toward the Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBS I) endorsement, which allows candidates to teach special education in grades 6-12, the grade levels they will be licensed to teach in Illinois.
The Mathematics major with Secondary Education Licensure will provide you with a solid foundation in mathematics and a thorough understanding of current teaching methodologies. It will also show you how to model Christian values in your personal and professional life.
Major requirements total 87 hours. This includes 32 hours of required mathematics courses, 3 hours of mathematics electives, 8 hours of supporting courses, and 44 hours of professional education courses. Up to 8 hours count for general education requirements. You’ll take interesting courses such as:
CORE CLASSES (32 hours)
|CS 120||Computer Programming I||3 hours|
|MA 121||Calculus and Analytic Geometry I||4 hours|
|MA 122||Calculus and Analytic Geometry II||4 hours|
|MA 221||Calculus and Analytic Geometry III||4 hours|
|MA 321||Mathematical Statistics||4 hours|
|MA 331||Linear Algebra||3 hours|
|MA 335||Differential Equations||3 hours|
|MA 340||History of Mathematics||4 hours|
|MA 412||Geometry||3 hours|
|MA 420||Number Theory||3 hours|
|SUPPORTING COURSES (8 hours)|
|Choose one of the following sequences:||8 hours|
& CH 112
|General Chemistry I
& General Chemistry II
& PHY 112
|General Physics I
& General Physics II
|HIGHLY RECOMMENDED COURSES|
|BUS 411||Financial Management|
|MA 324||Mathematical Statistics II|
|PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSES
|ED 101||Introduction to Teaching||2 hours|
|ED 103||Professional Skills for Teachers||1 hour|
|ED 240||Foundations of Education||2 hours|
|ED 260X||Educational Psychology/Human Developmental||3 hours|
|ED 306||Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum||3 hours|
|ED 310||General Teaching Methods||2 hours|
|ED 311||General Teaching Methods Pre-Clinical Experience||1 hour|
|ED 330||Introduction to Special Education||3 hours|
|ED 364||Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School||3 hours|
|ED 368||Secondary Methods Pre-Clinical Experience||2 hours|
|ED 380||Diversity in Education||1 hour|
|ED 381||Diversity Pre-Clinical Experience||1 hour|
|ED 413||Clinical Practice in the Secondary School||12 hours|
|ED 421||Classroom Management||1 hour|
|ED 422||Advanced Seminar in Education||2 hours|
|ED 430||Educational Research & Assessment||2 hours|
|PSY 337||Psychology of Adolescence||3 hours|
|Total Hours||87 hours|
The Golden Apple Scholars program identifies talented high school seniors, and first and second-year college students, who will commit to teach in high-need schools. The program provides scholarship assistance and a paid summer institute where students receive classroom experience and professional mentoring.
|Curriculum Developer||Testing Administrator|
|Some options may require an advanced degree.|
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