Majors / Mathematics—Teaching

Mathematics Teaching (B.A., B.S.)

Indiana State University

The Mathematics Teaching Program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. There is a critical shortage of qualified math teachers in Indiana and throughout the United States. The job placement rate for mathematics teaching graduates is excellent.

Description:

The University offers a bachelor of arts (B.A.) and a bachelor of science (B.S.) in mathematics for students who wish to obtain licensure to teach in middle school, junior high, and high school.

Students complete a core of mathematics courses in areas such as:

  • Abstract algebra
  • Calculus
  • Discrete mathematics
  • Geometry
  • History of mathematics
  • Linear algebra
  • Mathematical structures
  • Number theory
  • Probability and statistics

In addition, students complete professional education courses to prepare them for teaching.

Before graduating, all students work as student teachers and obtain experience in providing education to middle and high school students. In addition, many of our students provide help with mathematics for area students from middle and high schools. Students can also participate in the SMART program developed by the mathematics faculty.

Advisors work with each student in the selection of courses prior to registration each semester. Each student's study benefits from use of the Center of Mathematics Education Resource Library. In addition, there are opportunities for employment tutoring in the Mathematics Resource Center.

Mathematics teaching majors can join and participate in the student chapter of the honorary mathematics fraternity, Pi Mu Epsilon. Other opportunities include the University's Honors Program and study abroad programs—which range from summer programs to a single semester or a full academic year in over 56 countries.

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Careers:

Graduates are prepared to teach mathematics to students in middle and high schools throughout the country. The job placement rate for mathematics teaching graduates is excellent. There is a critical shortage of qualified math teachers in Indiana and throughout the United States.

Accreditation:

The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

In addition, the Mathematics Teaching Program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

In addition, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science awards a number of scholarships.

Further Information

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Indiana State University
812-237-2130
http://mathcs.indstate.edu/dept


Last updated: June 16, 2014



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