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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE | MATH EDUCATION

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

    Related Majors

    Accounting Management
    Marketing Management
    Business Management

    Related Minors

    Early Childhood Education
    Cross-Categorical Special Education
    TESOL
    Social Studies

    Potential Career Fields

    Math Teacher
    Statistician
    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

    Credentials:

    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

    Credentials:

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

    Regina DeLozier

    School of Education | Associate Professor

    Credentials:

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

     

    Christine Lincoln

    School of Education | Professor

    Credentials:

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

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