Mathematics, Teacher Concentration

Utilize your expertise in logic, problem solving, and analysis to help today's young students understand the world of mathematics. Through the teacher concentration program, mathematics majors can take courses to fulfill Indiana secondary teaching certification requirements. Counseled by professors in the mathematics department, you add professional education courses to your major course of study. 

You are encouraged to prepare for teaching on all levels. Elementary education majors may consider a mathematics minor or a double major in mathematics and elementary education.

The Experience
The liberal arts foundation complements the technical courses in this major. Gain valuable experience on campus as a microcomputer support specialist or laboratory assistant or supervisor. With the teacher concentration, you'll have education courses and teaching experience by the time you graduate.

The Requirements
During the second semester of your senior year, you’ll choose a topic to study independently with a faculty advisor in the mathematics department. In a special seminar, you’ll present your work to your peers. Your project will culminate with a paper and public presentation of major results, with questions from faculty members who support and understand your work.  

The Writing
Develop mathematical writing skills to deepend your understanding of mathematics and enable you to communicate mathematical ideas to a range audiences. Throughout your years here, you'll demonstrate writing proficiency in expository mathematics, technical or analytical mathematics, and in a senior comprehensive paper. 

The Results
Prepare for a variety of careers in which technical skills, problem solving, and creativity are valued. Choose a professional future in information technology, business, teaching, engineering, or many other fields. Many Saint Mary’s mathematics graduates continue their studies in top graduate programs.