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
- 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:
- Math 2153* Calculus III (4 cr.)
- Math 3345* Foundations of Higher Mathematics (3 cr.)
- Math 2568* Linear Algebra (3 cr.)
- Math 4530* Probability (3 cr.) or Stat 4201* Introduction to Math Statistics I (4 cr.)
- Stat 4202* Introduction to Math Statistics II (4 cr.)
- Math 4547 Introductory Analysis I (3 cr.)
- Math 4548 Introductory Analysis II (3 cr.)
- Math 4580* Abstract Algebra I (3 cr.)
- Math 4581* Abstract Algebra II (3 cr.)
- Math 4504* History of Mathematics (3 cr.)
- Math 4507* Geometry (3 cr.)
- Math 4578* Discrete Mathematical Models (4 cr.)
* Course required by the OSU M.Ed. program.
- Required Courses
- ESEPSY 5401 or Psych 3351 Adolescent Learning/Development
- EDUTL 5442 Teaching Reading Across the Curriculum
- ESSPED 2251 or ESSPED 5650 Intro to Exceptional Children
- Suggested Courses
Sample Four Year Schedule
Mathematics Programs in the College of Education and Human Ecology
- 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.