Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Mathematics Education Concentration

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Why Choose the Mathematics Education Program?

Students wishing to become mathematics teachers in grades 7-12 should choose the Mathematics Education concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. The program provides a strong background in mathematics while introducing undergraduate students to the field of education. Upon completion of this degree students will earn their Adolescence to Young Adult (AYA) teacher license in Integrated Mathematics.

The program includes a wide array of courses meant to expand student’s mathematical content knowledge from calculus to upper-level mathematics. In addition, students take education courses with accompanying field experiences designed to provide them with a foundation in the educational process, culminating in a semester-long student teaching experience. During each practicum, (i.e., field experience), each student spends time in a middle or high school math classroom observing teachers, interacting with students, and learning how students think about and understand mathematics.

Thus, students who earn a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education graduate with a solid understanding of mathematics and are ready to enter the classroom as a mathematics teacher.

Advisor

Michelle Reed, Ph.D.
238 Mathematical and Microbiological Sciences Building
(937) 775-2701

michelle.reed@wright.edu

Admission

Students must apply for admission to Wright State University.

Declaring your Major

Students who intend to enter into the Bachelor of Science degree program but do not meet the criteria to be directly admitted from high school will be admitted as a PRE major. Once the student has satisfied the following criteria, they can be admitted into the degree program:

  • Earned a grade of "C" or higher in the following courses: PHY 2400, PHY 2410
  • Completion of at least 15 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8.

Current students at Wright State University who are interested in adding or changing their major can also be admitted into the degree program by meeting the above criteria.

Articulation (Transfer) Agreements

Wright State has articulation agreements with a number of institutions. Articulation agreements will assure you a seamless transfer from one institution to another. To view current articulation agreements and determine which courses will transfer, visit the Articulation Agreements page or www.transfer.org.

Academics and Curriculum

View Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog.

Licensure Program

Students who intend to seek AYA: Integrated Mathematics licensure in the state of Ohio should apply for admission to the licensure program in the College of Education and Human Services once they have successfully completed the following admission requirements. It is advised that students apply by the spring semester of their sophomore year.

Admission into the licensure program requires students to have completed the following courses (or in-progress while applying):

  • A grade of C or better in ED 2600, ED 2650, ED2700, ED 2750, EDS 2900
  • A grade of C or better in one of MTH 3450, MTH 4460, STT 3420

Once admitted to the licensure program, students may take 4000 level education courses determined by the Teacher Education Department.