Math Education

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.

"Our journey as Christian math teachers center[s] on seeking God in our discipline." Phil Price - Faculty

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
  • Actuary

Your potential schedule

Fall Spring 
Introduction to Sociology3Foundations of Education2
Calculus 15Calculus 25
Math Seminar 11New Testament Survey2
Christian Life 11English Composition 23
Old Testament Survey2Music Elective2
English Composition 13The Modern World3
Fall Spring 
Sec. & Middle School Teaching Methods2Sophomore Fieldwork0
Calculus 33Developmental Psychology3
Baptist Heritage3Linear Algebra3
Principles of Bible Study2Probability & Statistics3
Science Elective3Christian Life 21
General Psychology3Bible Elective2
Fundamentals of Public Speaking2
Literature Elective3
Fall Spring 
Upper Level Status0Junior Fieldwork0
The Exceptional Child3Educational Psychology3
Secondary School Reading3Instructional Media & Technology3
Advanced Geometry3Teaching Math3
Abstract Algebra3Math Seminar 21
Bible Doctrine 13Christian Life 31
Bible Elective2Bible Doctrine 23
American Studies Elective3
Fall Spring 
Education Seminar0Post ST Portfolio Review0
Pre-ST Portfolio Review0Supervised Student Teaching-License12
Classroom Management2
Human Relations3
Educational Assessement2
Math Courses (4 hours)4
Bible Elective2
Science Elective3
Open Eletive1