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 students at Maranatha can choose to follow a licensure program that will allow them to teach in the public school setting. The license program requires two teaching placements and a full semester of student teaching.
Once students have completed the program, they will be eligible to apply for a teaching license through the 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
|Introduction to Sociology||3||Foundations of Education||2|
|Calculus 1||5||Calculus 2||5|
|Math Seminar 1||1||Old or New Testament Survey||3|
|Old or New Testament Survey||3||English Composition 2||3|
|English Composition 1||3||The Modern World||3|
|Sec. & Middle School Teaching Methods||2||Sophomore Fieldwork||0|
|Developmental Psychology||3||Human Relations||3|
|Calculus 3||3||Linear Algebra||3|
|Baptist Heritage||3||Probability & Statistics||3|
|Science Elective||3||Christian Life and Leadership||3|
|General Psychology||3||Fundamentals of Public Speaking||2|
|Upper Level Status||0||Junior Practicum||0|
|The Exceptional Child||3||Educational Psychology||3|
|Instructional Media & Technology||3||Secondary School Reading||3|
|Advanced Geometry||3||Teaching Math||3|
|Abstract Algebra||3||Math Seminar 2||1|
|Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3||Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3|
|Open Eletive||1||American Studies Elective||3|
|Education Seminar||0||Post ST Portfolio Review||0|
|Pre-ST Portfolio Review||0||Supervised Student Teaching-License||12|
|Math Courses (4 hours)||4|