Mathematics Education Major

Bachelor of Science Degree


Program Overview

The mathematics major aims to develop patience along with tools of abstract reasoning - to think and, hence, to solve problems in the world of social sciences and the world of physical sciences. The mathematics major develops the knowledge and skills to address applied mathematical problems in business, engineering, science and other fields as well as pursue advanced studies in the area of pure mathematics.

The mission of the mathematics education major is to equip teachers for assignments in grades 6 through 12 in private and public schools classroom settings through a diverse teacher preparation program. The three segments - general education, the subject area, and the professional education - are integrated to produce graduates with a comprehensive academic preparation who are inculcated with a Christian worldview.


Outcomes

With a degree in mathematics education opportunities exist for you to help transform lives. The National Center for Educational Statistics states that America's schools will need at least two million additional teachers in the next decade. You are needed now, more than ever. The world is waiting for educators who have developed a Christian worldview and who will have an impact in education. As an educator, you truly do touch the future.


Student Societies, Clubs and Extracurricular opportunities

Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME)

"I chose secondary mathematics education as my major because I have always loved math and finding patterns and relationships between numbers. I also love seeing people through the process of learning, especially when a concept that is particularly difficult grasp finally makes sense. Math education combines the passions that God has placed in my heart of both math and teaching.

"Through my education classes and practicums, I have learned that teaching effectively involves more than just relating information. It involves relationships with students, engaging them in the learning process, and teaching them about life as they learn the material.

"One thing that I love about ORU is that it is community-centered. We learn not only from brilliant and relatable professors, but also from other students who are seeking to know and serve God more fully."
Lori Fielding



Student: Lori
Major: Mathematics Education
Hometown: Sherman, TX


Kappa Mu Epsilon is a specialized honor society in mathematics. KME was founded in 1931 to promote the interest of mathematics among undergraduate students.
Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
The Mathematical Association of America is the largest professional society that focuses on undergraduate mathematics education. The mission of the MAA is "to advance the mathematical sciences, especially at the collegiate level."


Course Offerings

  • Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Linear and Matrix Algebra
  • Calculus of Functions of Several Variables
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Higher Algebra
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Introduction to Computing
  • Data Structures
  • Professional Education Course

Degree Plan


Contact

Computing and Mathematics Department
918.495.6705
cscmath@oru.edu