For students at OSU interested in becoming a future educator, there are a variety of options available to you in pursuing your future career goals. Math Education spans all age levels and the Department of Mathematics works hard to meet the needs of students interested in teaching early childhood, middle childhood, or upper level integrated mathematics. Below is a breakdown of the levels as relevant to the math coursework required. Please select the area that is most relevant to the interested student in order to learn more about the programs and the math courses required.
- Grades Pre K-9 Education: Students interested in early or middle childhood should declare this major with the Education and Human Ecology Department, but the coursework related to math pedagogy lies in the Department of Mathematics.
- Grades 7-12 Education: Students interested in teaching grades 7-12 Integrated Mathematics have a couple of options in preparing for this career. Students can choose from the following links to read more about each program offered:
Bachelor in Mathematics Education Track
Interested in teaching math at the secondary or even post-secondary level? By learning the foundational logic within a wide scope of math topics from calculus to abstract algebra, this track helps to generate strong educators with exemplary content knowledge as well as the ability to analyze, decipher, and explain math in diverse ways.
Students may review the requirements and sample schedule for the Math Education Track on the handout: Honors Math Education Track Curriculum and Sample Schedule
Education Math Track Requirements
All majors offered within the Department of Mathematics have similar core major requirements; the main differences lie within the elective choices. Electives on this track have been previously defined in order to align to state teaching standards for math content knowledge and to fulfill the OSU Master's in Education program requirements.