Initial Program – Leads To Initial Teacher Licensure
Offered By: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Prepare to Become a Licensed Math Teacher in Secondary Education
Grand Canyon University (GCU) offers the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics for Secondary Education degree program to provide future middle and high school educators with the mathematics knowledge and hands-on training needed to be successful math teachers in tomorrow's diverse and rapidly changing classrooms.
The BS in math for secondary education program is available as part of a joint venture between GCU's College of Humanities and Social Sciences and College of Education. When you graduate from Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree program, you will acquire the basic skills and tools necessary to earn the secondary education certificate in math. You will also qualify for a middle grades endorsement, which will allow you to teach middle school and high school students.
Programs leading to teacher certification may require practicum hours, state exams, student teaching and an institutional recommendation from GCU.
Identify the Best Teaching Theories
If you aspire to be a teacher candidate, you can acquire content knowledge and develop sound teaching practices based on research-based theories. This Bachelor of Science in mathematics program prepares you to use research, critical thinking and effective communication within mathematics. You may apply these skills within secondary education classrooms through required practicum and student-teacher experiences.
You must complete a hands-on practicum experience to explore teaching math using a variety of methods and strategies toward middle and high school students. The practicum is completed through a student teaching experience within a real-world secondary classroom in conjunction with GCU's Office of Field Experience.
What You Will Learn
Discover How to Reach Middle and High School Students
As a student in this program, you study:
- Geometry, algebra, trigonometry and calculus
- Teaching strategies
- Theories for classroom management
- Critical thinking and research skills
Prepare to Teach Math to Secondary School Students
Since the Bachelor of Science in math for secondary education is a licensure program, you learn the requirements needed to earn teaching licensure for secondary education in math. Due to a shortage of qualified teachers both in Arizona and nationally, the expected employment growth for high school teachers is slightly less, with approximately 53,000 additional high school teaching jobs expected to be available nationally by 2022, with geography and state funding playing integral roles in prospective employment trends.*
*Information obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Join Grand Canyon University’s vibrant and growing campus community, with daytime classes designed for traditional students. Immerse yourself in a full undergraduate experience, complete with curriculum designed within the context of our Christian worldview. New modern classrooms, suite-style residence halls, popular dining options, resort-style swimming pools and a focus on creating a dynamic student life make GCU a top choice for high school graduates and transfer students. Exciting events, well-known guest speakers and Division I athletics round out the traditional student experience. Our welcoming campus community is the perfect place to find your purpose.
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Last updated September 22, 2017