MIDDLE GRADES MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

69 credit hours


SHOW MIDDLE SCHOOLERS WHAT MATH CAN DO. Excellent mathematicians prepared to engage middle school 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 students.

WHY STUDY MIDDLE GRADES MATHEMATICS EDUCATION AT TIU?

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 local middle schools.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO FINISH MY DEGREE?

Most students complete their degree in 4 years. Major requirements total 69 hours. This includes 44 hours of required Professional Education courses and 25 hours of Mathematics courses.

DID YOU KNOW?

You can earn an Illinois Professional Educator License through this program, which allows you to teach at the middle grades level (grades 5-8). This degree is a great option for transfer students, as it can be completed in two years after your transfer to Trinity.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The Middle Grades Mathematics Education major will prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and direction to teach middle grades (grades 5 – 8) students, and to model Christian values in your personal and professional life. Classroom instruction at Trinity provides the academic foundation necessary for teaching middle school mathematics. When you successfully complete the major, you are eligible to receive an Illinois Professional Educator License that is valid for teaching at the middle grades level (grades 5 – 8).

COURSEWORK:

Major requirements total 69 hours. This includes 44 hours of required Professional Education courses and 25 hours of Mathematics courses. You’ll take interesting courses such as:

  • Professional Skills for Teachers
  • Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Calculus and Analytic Geometry

Middle Grades Mathematics Education Courses

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSES
Course Title
GPH 105 Foundational Design Software
GPH 205 Intermediate Design Software
GPH 305 Advanced Design Software
ED 101 Introduction to Teaching
ED 103 Professional Skills for Teachers
ED 240 Foundations of Education
ED 260x Educational Psychology/Human Development
ED 306 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
ED 310 General Teaching Methods
ED 311 General Teaching Methods Pre-Clinical Experience
ED 330 Introduction to Special Education
ED 364 Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary Schools
ED 368 Secondary Methods Pre-clinical Experience
ED 380 Diversity in Education
ED 381 Diversity in Pre-clinical Experience
ED 413 Clinical Practice in the Secondary School
ED 421 Classroom Management
ED 422 Advanced Seminar in Education
ED 430 Educational Research and Assessments
PSY 337 Psychology of Adolescence
REQUIRED MATHEMATICS COURSES
Course Title
GPH 110 Design Foundations
GPH 140 Drawing for Design
MA 121 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MA 122 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
MA 285X Statistics
MA 340 History of Mathematics
MA 412 Geometry
MA 420 Number Theory
CS 120 Computer Programming I
Total Hours: 69 hours

CAREER OUTCOMES:

Middle grades math teacher

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