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 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
  • Actuary

Your potential schedule

Fall Spring 
Introduction to Sociology3Foundations of Education2
Calculus 15Calculus 25
Math Seminar 11Old or New Testament Survey3
Old or New Testament Survey3English Composition 23
English Composition 13The Modern World3
Music Elective2
Fall Spring 
Sec. & Middle School Teaching Methods2Sophomore Fieldwork0
Developmental Psychology3Human Relations3
Calculus 33Linear Algebra3
Baptist Heritage3Probability & Statistics3
Science Elective3Christian Life and Leadership3
General Psychology3Fundamentals of Public Speaking2
Literature Elective3
Fall Spring 
Upper Level Status0Junior Practicum0
The Exceptional Child3Educational Psychology3
Instructional Media & Technology3Secondary School Reading3
Advanced Geometry3Teaching Math3
Abstract Algebra3Math Seminar 21
Bible Doctrine 1 or 23Bible Doctrine 1 or 23
Open Eletive1American Studies Elective3
Fall Spring 
Education Seminar0Post ST Portfolio Review0
Pre-ST Portfolio Review0Supervised Student Teaching-License12
Classroom Management2
Educational Assessement2
Math Courses (4 hours)4
Bible Elective6
Science Elective3