Math Education Track

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For students at OSU interested in becoming a future mathematics 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. 

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 generates strong educators with exemplary content knowledge as well as the ability to analyze, decipher, and explain math in diverse ways. The Math Education track does not include teaching certification and will require graduate level study in order to become certified. Electives on this track have been previously defined in order to align with state teaching standards for math content knowledge and to fulfill the OSU Master of Education (M.Ed.) program requirements.

Students may review the requirements and sample schedule for the Math Education Track on the Math Education Track Requirements and Sample Schedule [pdf] handout.

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Mathematics Education Track Requirements

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  • Math 1295 Introductory Math Major Seminar (1 cr.)
  • Math 1151 Calculus I (5 cr.)
  • Math 1152 Calculus II (5 cr.)
  • Choose one of the following:
    • CSE 1222 Introduction to Computer Programming in C++ (3 cr.)
    • CSE 1223 Introduction to Computer Programming in Java (3 cr.)
    • CSE 2221 Software I: Software Components (4 cr.)
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* Course required by the OSU M.Ed. program.

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  • Required Courses
    • ESEPSY 5401 or Psych 3351 Adolescent Learning/Development
    • EDUTL 5442 Teaching Reading Across the Curriculum
    • ESSPED 5650 Intro to Exceptional Children
  • Suggested Courses

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Sample Four Year Schedule

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* course required by the OSU M.Ed. program

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Mathematics Programs in the College of Education and Human Ecology

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  • 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.
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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: