A numbers world
In today’s global economy, students need to know how to apply math more than ever. From problem solving to percentages, math is practical for everyday life and for a career. America has an acute shortage of math teachers, so the Math Education degree will open doors to a teaching career.
A Math Education major also opens doors beyond the classroom and allows you to pursue graduate work in other disciplines, such as science or medicine. Math allows you to measure data in science and research, determine drug dosages in medicine, or calculate and interpret statistics in politics, economics, and even baseball.
Math for a higher power
Matt Harmless (’00) was named Teacher of the Year at Mary Miller Junior High School and for the entire Georgetown-Ridge Farm (IL) School District. Harmless, who has taught junior high and high school math there since 2009, is also pastor of Edgewood Baptist Church in Danville, IL. “We have had some tragedies in our school, and God began opening doors for me to encourage kids and staff members who were struggling with the things we’ve been through,” Harmless said. “I am not a better teacher than anybody else, but I am glad to have had a rapport with people as someone who cares.”
Our faculty knows education
“I love helping my students acquire the tools they will need to be successful in the classroom,” Dr. Christine Lincoln said. “My desire is to train quality Christian teachers.”
Dr. Lincoln brings both academic and practical skills to her classes. She taught in an elementary school for 20 years, but also earned a master’s degree and a Doctor of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
Read more about our Teacher Education faculty.
Teacher licensure program
Teacher education graduates at Maranatha can apply for licensure through both the American Association of Christian Schools and the State of Wisconsin.
Our teacher education programs are approved for teacher certification through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Click here for more information on teacher licensing.
Your potential career
- Junior high or high school teacher
- Educational writer
- Curriculum writer
Your potential schedule
|Freshman Fieldwork||0||Foundations of Education||2|
|Introduction to Sociology||3||Calculus 2||5|
|Calculus 1||5||Old or New Testament Survey||3|
|Math Seminar 1||1||English Composition 2||3|
|Old or New Testament Survey||3||The Modern World||3|
|English Composition 1||3|
|Secondary & Middle School Teaching Methods||2||Sophomore Fieldwork||0|
|Calculus 3||3||Human Relations||3|
|Developmental Psychology||3||Linear Algebra||3|
|Baptist Heritage||3||Probability & Statistics||3|
|Science Elective||3||Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism||3|
|General Psychology||3||Fundamentals of Public Speaking||2|
|The Exceptional Child||3||Junior Practicum||0|
|Instructional Media & Technology||3||Educational Psychology||3|
|Advanced Geometry||3||Secondary School Reading||3|
|Abstract Algebra||3||Teaching Mathematics||3|
|Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3||Math Seminar 2||1|
|Open Elective||1||Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3|
|American Studies Elective||3|
|Education Seminar||0||Student Teaching||12|
|Pre-ST Portfolio Review||0|