Secondary Mathematics Education

Overview

Welcome to the Grace College Mathematics Program. We are dedicated to developing concepts and applications, and sharpening skills in mathematics. Math is the language of Creation and we welcome you to join us in its exploration.

This major prepares students for careers in teaching high school mathematics. The program begins with three sessions of calculus, after which students take mathematics electives depending on their interests.

Course Requirements for B.A. or B.S. Secondary Mathematics Education

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Examples of courses in this major:

ISM 1100 Introduction to Technology

During this course students will be exposed to a wide range of IT topics and terminology. Coverage will be divided between personal computer hardware components and troubleshooting, and introductory programming concepts.

MAT 3130 Linear Algebra

This class is an introductory course in matrices and vector spaces. We will study the arithmetic of matrices and how to utilize matrices to solve systems of linear equations. Our study of matrices will give us a natural entry point into the theory of vector spaces. We will study the vector space axioms and their consequences, and finish the class by investigating the major theorems involving linear transformations and bases of vector spaces.

MAT 3200 Probability & Statistics

This is an introductory course in probability and statistics. Topics covered include probability theorems and models, statistical techniques, and practices for applying statistical techniques in the world around us.

EDU 1100 Foundations of Education

An introduction to the profession of teaching. Learning experiences are structured both in and out of the classroom with the purpose of assisting the college student in making career decisions relative to this profession, e.g., to teach or not, at which level, and in which subject area. Students observe in local schools.

EDU 2350 Instructional Methods & Materials

Required of all education majors before professional education courses can be taken. Common elements are taught to both elementary or secondary majors with techniques specific to each covered. Students develop a repertoire of methods and strategies appropriate to their major and teaching level. Readings and research reports in current literature supplement the classroom instruction.

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