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Mathematics for Secondary Education Major
Mathematics is the international language that bridges barriers and builds the skills necessary for so many disciplines. Mathematicians solve, imagine and create the equations and theories that help the world keep moving and changing.
At Fontbonne, students can earn a Bachelor of Science degree in either applied mathematics or mathematics for secondary education. The first offers a sound foundation in both discrete and continuous mathematics as applied in business or the sciences. The second offers a balanced curriculum combining mathematical theory with practical application and classroom experience while preparing students for Missouri certification to teach high school mathematics.
The curriculum for both programs creates sophisticated learners who can effectively analyze and solve problems and can effectively communicate solutions. Whether you want to become a teacher, pursue graduate school or embark on an exciting STEM-related career, these mathematics majors at Fontbonne set you on the right course.
Why major in Mathematics for Secondary Education at Fontbonne?
Our small class sizes, open door policy for students and easy access to resources help ensure that you get the most out of your time here. At Fontbonne, you work closely with talented faculty members who serve as teachers and mentors. We infuse technology into our mathematics programs giving students the edge they need for graduate school or the professional world.
But the benefits don’t end there. You will have an opportunity early in your Fontbonne career, and then several other times during your career, to actually be in real high school mathematics classrooms. You will be able to both observe and to work with high school mathematics students. Many of the faculty members with whom you will be working have previously had high school teaching experience; they understand what is entailed to become a good high school teacher.
What Can I Do With My Degree?
Clearly most of the students who graduate from Fontbonne with a mathematics for secondary education degree become successful high-school classroom teachers. However, in that they do actually have a mathematics degree, they can also become research mathematicians, statisticians, actuaries, economists, buyers, sales representatives, computer scientists, engineers, lawyers and medical doctors, just to name a few career choices. Students can also look to insurance agencies, financial firms and government and non-profit agencies for exciting opportunities.
Fontbonne has an excellent reputation for developing fine classroom teachers. Our graduates currently are teaching in a multitude of different school districts in the Greater St. Louis area.
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