Secondary Math Education Degree (B.S.) – Asbury University
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Bachelor of Science in Math Education for Teaching Grades 8-12

Embark on a profound educational journey with Asbury University’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mathematics Grades 8-12 degree program, specializing in secondary math education.

The bachelor’s in math education program at Asbury offers a holistic approach to learning in small class sizes, blending mathematical expertise with spiritual growth and inspirational teaching strategies.

Mathematics teachers in middle and high schools, whether in public or private settings, are in high demand. Our Mathematics Grades 8-12 major program follows the recommendations of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Mathematical Association of America, meeting teacher certification requirements in Kentucky and most states.

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Secondary Math Education Degree Requirements

“Math is hands-down the most challenging subject for the majority of students. They need more help, more attention and more manipulatives (hands-on activities), but most of all they need a teacher willing to step outside of the boundaries of standard teaching and creatively facilitate math lessons.”

— Julia Stapleton ’22

The secondary math education program curriculum includes general education and teacher preparation coursework with a concentration area in math subjects.

Requirements for the B.S. in Mathematics Grades 8-12 (secondary education) include:

  • 74 credit hours in mathematics and education courses
  • 44 credit hours in Foundations general education courses
  • 6 credit hours in free electives to satisfy 124 credit hour degree requirements
  • Student teaching experience

This balanced curriculum ventures to give students expanded expertise in serving as stewards to the next generation of students learning math.

Mathematics Teaching Degree Courses

A mathematics education major can expect to take courses in math topics including:

  • Calculus
  • Probability & Statistics
  • Math Technology for Teachers
  • Algebraic Structures

Education courses taught by expert School of Education faculty include:

  • Human Growth & Development
  • Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Learning Performance & Assessment
  • Classroom Management

Learn the latest techniques in the field and how to leverage academic findings to improve mathematics education in real classrooms.

Professional Student Teaching Clinical

After completing initial coursework preparing them for real-world classroom teaching, students in the secondary math education degree program are set on the path of becoming professional educators through an integrated student teaching clinical-based experience. 

The undergraduate student teaching experience merges authentic learning through seminars with full-time assignments to work as a teacher in an accredited school setting, where you will observe as well as participate in teaching and actively improve the impact of student learning in your placement location.

Pursue Teacher Certification in Secondary Mathematics Education

In addition to the student teaching clinical, bachelor’s in math education students complete Asbury’s Teacher Education Program, an essential piece of becoming certified to teach math in grades 8-12. Through the Teacher Education Program, students ensure they take on all experiential and academic experiences needed to earn teacher certification after graduation.

With the guidance of advisors and faculty, students can begin meeting state teacher certification requirements to teach mathematics in secondary classroom settings. A seamless process, the Teacher Education Program follows a specific course order and includes seminars on topics such as teaching objectives, classroom procedures and legal policies relating to classroom teachers.

Asbury is the place to secure excellent teacher preparation; graduates have reported exceptional scores on teacher certification exams.

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Why Study Mathematics Education at Asbury University?

You’ll never feel like just a number as a secondary mathematics education major at Asbury. Small class sizes and dedicated faculty and support staff ensure you have the level of face-to-face interaction you need to best feel supported and challenged by your coursework and student teaching.

Exceptional Preparation for Further Education

Whether you want to advance your classroom teaching skills to the next level, become a school leader or continue delving into research and improving math pedagogy, the bachelor’s degree program in math education provides the academic foundation and community support needed to apply to and succeed in advanced master’s and doctoral programs in mathematics and education.

Pursue Advanced Education Degree and Certificate Programs at Asbury

Asbury’s School of Education offers balanced and Christ-centered teacher education at the graduate level. Pursue the next step in your journey after earning your Bachelor of Science degree:

  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
  • Education Specialist (Ed.S.)
  • Teaching Leadership Certifications

See all graduate programs at the School of Education.

Research and Networking Opportunities

Network with professional educators and produce new knowledge with fellow students by participating in research conferences locally and beyond.

Students in the B.S. in Mathematics for Grade 8-12 degree program attend the Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference each year, among others across the nation, and are often invited to present their research on how to teach math effectively in today’s classroom.

In addition, students in the math education program may be able to present original research at Asbury’s annual SEARCH Symposium. Research projects of previous students include:

  • “Literature in the Mathematics Classroom” – Sarah ’20
  • “Fact Fluency with Traditional and Technology Interventions” – Emily ’20
  • “Automaticity of Basic Operations and Correlation with MAP Scores in Middle School” – Bria ’18
  • “Do Sports Context Problems Increase Engagement?” – Keith ’19
  • “The Integration of a SMART Board into Instruction and the Effects on Student Achievement in Mathematics” – Ashley ’18

Service and Leadership Experiences

Outside of class, Asbury provides math education students with unique opportunities to participate in community events, student-led clubs and organizations and off-campus activities for academic and professional development.

From the international Math Modeling Competition to the hyper-local Math Night event where students in the B.S. in Mathematics Grades 8-12 program introduce new math concepts to middle and high school students, there is no shortage of events to satisfy all of your interests, even beyond math and education.


Student Support and Resources for Your Journey

From classrooms fully equipped with math manipulatives to faculty office hours to numerous student support and success services, both academic assistance and resources to overcome challenges can be found within arm’s reach on our compassionate and close-knit campus.

You won’t just gain the tools to teach math material in secondary classrooms. You’ll enrich your life with Asbury’s resources in culture, spirituality, wellness and personal direction.

Related Programs for Becoming a Mathematics Teacher

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School of Education Accreditation

The Asbury School of Education is accredited by agencies including the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) of Kentucky, and Asbury University is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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Asbury Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid

You aren’t alone in figuring out how to finance your admission and education at Asbury University. First-year students receive financial aid and opportunities exist for private scholarships and other ways to manage the cost of your degree.

With the support of dedicated counselors and an Asbury Checklist personalized to your admissions journey, learn how to apply to Asbury and review financial aid information.

Apply to the Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Mathematics Education at Asbury

The B.S. in Mathematics Grades 8-12 degree program at Asbury University helps students along empowering journeys to be exceptional math teachers equipped with the knowledge, skills and holistic approach needed to inspire and shape the lives of future generations.

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