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Overview | Math Education

Maranatha’s Mathematics Education program trains you to sharpen and develop your math abilities for use in a teaching ministry. Learn to open students’ eyes to the practical side of math: measuring scientific data, determining medicinal drug dosages, and interpreting political, economic, and even sports statistics. With such an acute shortage of math teachers in America, a degree in Math Education ensures a promising teaching career and allows you to pursue graduate work in other disciplines, such as science or medicine.


Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to identify a variety of differences among students and individualize instruction accordingly.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively plan for instruction, incorporating a wide variety of strategies for instruction and classroom management.
  • Students will demonstrate a thorough knowledge of secondary mathematics content and apply this knowledge to teaching.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct and interpret a wide variety of assessments.
  • Students will demonstrate professionalism in education.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to teach content according to a biblical worldview.


Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1*

  • Foundations of Education (2)
  • Probability and Statistics (3)
  • Old Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 1 (3)
  • Concepts in Biochemistry (3)
  • The Modern World (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

  • Freshman Fieldwork (0)
  • Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • Calculus 1 (5)
  • New Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 2 (3)
  • American Studies Elective (3)

Total Credits: 17

    *Some students may be required to take Pre-Calculus, if necessary.

Semester 1

  • Secondary & Middle School Teaching Methods (3)
  • Calculus 2 (5)
  • Foundations of Mathematics (2)
  • Baptist Heritage (3)
  • Human Relations (3)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

  • Sophomore Fieldwork (1)
  • Developmental Psychology (3)
  • Calculus 3 (3)
  • Linear Algebra (3)
  • Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)
  • Music Elective (2)
Total Credits: 17

    Semester 1

    • The Exceptional Child (3)
    • Instructional Media & Technology (3)
    • Abstract Algebra (3)
    • Differential Equations (3)
    • Bile Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)
    • Literature Elective (3)

    Total Credits: 18

    Semester 2

    • Junior Practicum (2)
    • Educational Psychology (3)
    • Math Elective* (2)
    • Secondary School Reading (3)
    • Teaching Mathematics (3)
    • Math Seminar (2)
    • Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)
    Total Credits: 18

    *Math electives currently being offered include Statistics 2 and Number Theory. Students must choose (at least) one.


    Semester 1

    • Education Seminar (2)
    • Classroom Management (3)
    • Educational Assessment (2)
    • Advanced Geometry (3)
    • Bible Electives (6)

    Total Credits: 16

    Semester 2

    Student Teaching (12)

    Total Credits: 12

    Alumni Spotlight

    Nate Oats (’98)
    Nate Oats (’98) studied Math Education and Coaching at MBU. In April of 2019, he was named the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Alabama. This came after a successful four-year stint (2015-19) as head coach at the University of Buffalo where he finished his tenure with a 96-43 (.691) record, three Mid-American Conference championships, and three NCAA Tournament appearances. He was twice named league Coach of the Year and National Basketball Coaches Association District Coach of the Year. Nate began his career as assistant basketball coach at Maranatha and then at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He explains the successful culture he has created within basketball programs: “We have three core values. We talk about maximum effort—every workout, weight room session, and practice. We work for continuous growth, getting better every day in academics and as young men. And we teach selfless love.”

    Related Majors

    Accounting Management
    Marketing Management
    Business Management

    Related Minors

    Early Childhood Education
    Cross-Categorical Special Education
    Social Studies

    Potential Career Fields

    Math Teacher
    Math Curriculum Writer
    Financial Analyst

    *Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees,
    specialized training, or addtional certification and licenses.

    MBU Program Faculty

    Jodi Herbert

    College of Arts and Sciences | Department of Applied Science | School of Education | Associate Professor


    PhD Mathematics, Kansas State University
    MS Mathematics, Kansas State University
    BS Mathematics Education, Maranatha Baptist University

    Phil Price

    College of Arts and Sciences | Department of Applied Science | Associate Professor


    MAT Teaching Mathematics, University of Idaho
    BS Mathematics Education, Maranatha Baptist University

    Regina DeLozier

    School of Education | Associate Professor


    MA Education Curriculum and Instruction, University of Phoenix
    BS Mathematics and Engineering Physics, Northeastern State University


    Christine Lincoln

    School of Education | Professor


    EdD Curriculum and Instruction, Bob Jones University
    MEd Elementary Education, Bob Jones University
    BS Elementary Education, Maranatha Baptist University

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