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Bachelor of Science in Secondary Mathematics (Grades 6–12)

According to a recent government survey, 80% of professional positions require a strong background in math. Thus, children must be equipped with a good mathematical foundation in order to reach their professional potential and attain their God-given dreams. The Florida Association of Teacher Educators has selected an SEU senior for its top scholar-teacher award for the past 10 years.Southeastern helps to meet this need through our secondary mathematics program, where teachers are equipped with the know-how to teach the math skills needed to thrive in the 21st century. The program begins with a thorough analysis of the methods of teaching math, from fractions and algebra to calculus and trigonometry. You’ll also gain a real sense of the tools and attitudes needed to teach sixth- through 12th-grade students. As the culmination of your preparation, you will complete a semester-long student teaching assignment in a local classroom, where you’ll plan and teach the curriculum as well as manage and assess learners.

Become state certified (transferable to all 50 states), as well as FLOCS- and ACSI-certified (national and international).

Program Details

51 hours of professional education core
31–35 hours of specialization courses
49 hours of general education
12 hours of reading courses to complete the reading endorsement (optional)
6 hours of ESE courses to complete the ESE minor (optional)

Total credit hours — 149–153, depending on the specialization chosen (includes reading endorsement and ESE minor)

Sample Core Courses

  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics (MATH 2023) — This course is an introduction to the concepts and methods of probability and statistics. The course is designed for students interested in the application of probability and statistics in business, economics, and the social and life sciences. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability theory, random variables and probability distributions, sampling distributions, analysis of variance, correlation and regression.
  • Teaching Math in Secondary Schools (EDUC 3323) — The focus of this course is on goals formulation, unit planning, instructional methods, resources selection, and evaluation procedures. Modern techniques and methods of teaching mathematics in secondary schools (6 – 12) are presented. Special emphasis is placed on the developmental nature of a mathematics program, on concepts rather than process, on long and short-range planning, on independent thinking, and on developing an understanding of the number system. Application of theoretical understanding and skills is achieved through micro-teaching lessons. This course includes field-based experiences.
  • Assessment of Learners (EDUC 3133) — This course focuses on the educational levels and needs of all students, including exceptional, culturally and/or linguistically diverse, and at-risk students. Standardized achievement tests, diagnostic/prescriptive tests and curriculum-based assessments are included. Use of test results in program planning is emphasized.
  • Empowering ESOL Teachers: Overview (EDUC 3353) — This course is an overview of curriculum, instructional methods and materials, testing and evaluation, and cross-cultural communication processes and linguistic principles as related to instructing English Language Learners (ELLs) in the K-12 classroom.

Core Courses

Introduction to Education

Field Study I, II and III

Educational Psychology

Content and Instructional Design for Educators

Assessment of Learners

Teaching Math in Secondary School

Empowering ESOL Teachers: Overview

Instructional Technology

Behavior and Classroom Management Secondary

Survey of the Exceptional Learner

Student Teaching

Specialization Requirements

Calculus

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Geometry

Linear Algebra

Math teacher

Curriculum coordinator