Secondary Education Concentrations in the B.S. in Applied Mathematics (Licensure and Non-Licensure)
The Bachelor of Science (B.S). in Mathematics with a Secondary Mathematics Education concentration licensure track provides students with a thorough knowledge of theoretical and applied mathematics in areas such as calculus, statistics, algebra, geometry, and history. It includes 37 credit-hours of professional education focused coursework in pedagogy (teaching methods), classroom management, cultural competency, integrating technology into education, and developmental psychology. The licensure track also includes the passing of state exams, student teaching, and recommendation by Oakland City University’s School of Education. The B.S. in Mathematics with a concentration in Secondary Mathematics Education (licensure track) is nationally recognized by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).
For students not interested in education but not in a licensure track, the Secondary Education non-licensure concentration of the BS in Mathematics may be a good fit. It includes a strong foundation in mathematics as well as 25 credit hours of professional education courses similar to those offered in the licensure track. However, state testing and student teaching are not required since this is a non-licensure track.