The mathematics teaching major prepares students to teach mathematics at the secondary level. Students complete mathematics courses such as Calculus I, II, & III; Linear Algebra; Discrete Mathematical Structures; College Geometry; Abstract Algebra; Real Analysis; Problem Seminar; either Introductory Statistics with Applications or Mathematical Statistics; and either Differential Equations or Mathematical Models. Students must also meet the requirements of the School of Education to meet professional teaching requirements.
In preparing for careers as mathematics educators, students participate in classroom observations, as well as complete a semester of student teaching. Students may also volunteer for organizations like College Mentors for Kids in a variety of capacities that both serve the community and broaden their experience in working with young people.
FUNDING YOUR EDUCATION
Some available Indiana State Grants include:
Anderson University participates in the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant program. A TEACH grant is a non-need-based grant provided to students who intend to teach, in order to help pay for their postsecondary education.
As a condition for receiving a TEACH grant, a student must agree to teach full time for at least four years as a highly qualified teacher in a high-need field, in a school or educational service agency (ESA) serving low-income students, within eight years of completing or otherwise ceasing to be enrolled in the program of study for which the student received the grant.
If the student does not meet the terms of the TEACH grant service obligation, all TEACH grant funds received will be converted to a direct unsubsidized loan that must be repaid in full, with interest charged from the date of each TEACH grant disbursement.
At Anderson University, TEACH grants are offered to undergraduates who meet the 3.25 GPA requirement and have been admitted into the teacher preparation program (TPP). The director of the Department of Teacher Education approves the TEACH grant for each year that a student applies. Click here for a TEACH Grant Application [PDF].
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