Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Secondary Education - Mathematics, Bachelor of Science in Education


Academic Information

This degree prepares future middle and high school educators to teach their students both the utility and potential of mathematics in our information-driven society. The plan includes content-rich coursework as well as significant preparation in teaching through the highly acclaimed NAUTeach science and mathematics teacher certification programs, using best practices and applied theory.

This program is nationally recognized by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

More Information

Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Secondary Education - Mathematics, Bachelor of Science in Education


Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Secondary Education - Mathematics?

If you think that teaching math to the future generations of middle and high school students is your calling, then earning your degree in secondary education in mathematics is a great fit for you. While you develop expertise in math, you'll also take courses preparing you to develop curriculum and make your classroom a productive environment for your students. Enjoy a rigorous but collaborative learning environment, where you'll graduate ready to put your new-found knowledge to work shaping the educational experiences of generations to come.

Note: You must apply and be accepted to the NAU Professional Education Program's teacher education program in addition to being admitted to the university.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Secondary (middle or high school) mathematics teacher
  • Mathematics department chair

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Curriculum specialist
  • School Administrator
  • Superintendent

More Information

Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Secondary Education - Mathematics, Bachelor of Science in Education


University Requirements

More Information

Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Secondary Education - Mathematics, Bachelor of Science in Education


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Candidates in this program are required to demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and skills, professional knowledge, and professional dispositions to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements. Content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge or skills, professional dispositions are demonstrated through candidate performance on key assessments embedded in the following course(s):

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Major GPA 2.5
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 442
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Student Teaching/Supervised Teaching Required
University Honors Program Optional
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-S Recommended
Progression Plan Link View Progression Plan

Purpose Statement
 
The NAUTeach program is a challenging undergraduate course of study solely designed to prepare mathematics and science teachers for grades 6-12. The program emphasizes the pre-service teacher’s ability to develop research-based pedagogy through a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) focused, field intensive, rigorous curriculum. This allows undergraduate students to be highly supported by faculty who specialize in mathematics and science education research and Master Teachers that have years of professional classroom experience. Our program is designed for students with strong skills in mathematics or science seeking certification to teach biology, chemistry, physics, Earth sciences, general science, or mathematics at the secondary level.
 
The NAUTeach program, modeled after the successful UTeach program at the University of Texas, provides opportunities for you to:

Student Learning Outcomes¿
  1. Knowledge of Problem Solving. Candidates know, understand and apply the process of mathematical problem solving.
  2. Knowledge of Reasoning and Proof. Candidates reason, construct, and evaluate mathematical arguments and develop as appreciation for mathematical rigor and inquiry.
  3. Knowledge of Mathematical Communication. Candidates communicate their mathematical thinking orally and in writing to peers, faculty and others.
  4. Knowledge of Mathematical Connections. Candidates recognize, use, and make connections between and among mathematical ideas and in contexts outside mathematics to build mathematical understanding.
  5. Knowledge of Mathematical Representation. Candidates use varied representations of mathematical ideas to support and deepen students' mathematical understanding.
  6. Knowledge of Technology. Candidates embrace technology as an essential tool for teaching and learning mathematics.
  7. Dispositions. Candidates support a positive disposition toward mathematical processes and mathematical learning.
  8. Knowledge of Mathematics Pedagogy. Candidates possess a deep understanding of how students learn mathematics and of the pedagogical knowledge specific to mathematics teaching and learning.
  9. Knowledge of Number and Operations. Candidates demonstrate computational proficiency, including a conceptual understanding of numbers, ways of representing number, relationships among number and number systems, and the meaning of operations.
  10. Knowledge of Different Perspectives on Algebra. Candidates emphasize relationships among quantities including functions, ways of representing mathematical relationships, and the analysis of change.
  11. Knowledge of Geometries. Candidates use spatial visualization and geometric modeling to explore and analyze geometric shapes, structures, and their properties.
  12. Knowledge of Calculus. Candidates demonstrate a conceptual understanding of limit, continuity, differentiation, and integration and a thorough background in techniques and application of the calculus.
  13. Knowledge of Discrete Mathematics. Candidates apply the fundamental ideas of discrete mathematics in the formulation and solution of problems.
  14. Knowledge of Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability. Candidates demonstrate an understanding of concepts and practices related to data analysis, statistics, and probability.
  15. Knowledge of Measurement. Candidates apply and use measurement concepts and tools.

More Information

Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Secondary Education - Mathematics, Bachelor of Science in Education


Details

Additional Admission Requirements
Major Requirements
Teacher Preparation
General Electives
Additional Information
More Information

Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Secondary Education - Mathematics, Bachelor of Science in Education


Campus Availability

More Information