Math Education Track

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.

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 Math Education Track Requirements and Sample Schedule [pdf] handout.

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.

Prerequisite Courses

  • 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.)

Education Track Course Requirements

* Course required by the OSU M.Ed. program.

Additional Courses for Students Heading to the M.Ed. Program

The Masters of Education program at OSU requires three courses in addition to the math major coursework. Students wishing to be admitted to the M.Ed. program should complete the following required courses and consider taking some of the suggested courses.

  • 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

 

Sample 4 Year Schedule


Additional hours may be necessary depending on course selection.

* Course required by the OSU M.Ed. program.

 
Year 1

Autumn SemesterSpring Semester
Math 1151
ARTSSCI 1100.01
ARTSSCI 1100.01
CSE 12221223 or 2221c
GE
GE
5
1
3
3
3
Math 1152
Math 1295
English 1110
GE
GE
5
1
3
3
3
Total Hours15Total Hours15

Year 2


Autumn SemesterSpring Semester
Math 2153*
GE
GE
GE
GE
4
3
3
3
3
Math 3345*
Math 2568*
GE
GE
3
3
3
3
Total Hours16Total Hours12

Year 3


Autumn SemesterSpring Semester
Math 4530* or Stat 4201*
Math 4547 or Math 4580*
GE
GE
3-4
3
3
3
Stat 4202*
Math 4548 or Math 4581*
Math 4504*
GE
4
3
3
3
Total Hours12-13Total Hours13

Year 4


Autumn SemesterSpring Semester
Math 4547 or Math 4580*
Math 4507*
GE
3
3
3
Math 4548 or Math 4581*
Math 4578*
GE
3
4
3
Total Hours9Total Hours10

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