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Mathematics Education Major at Southwest Baptist University

Degree Requirements

Clubs & Organizations

Related Majors

Questions? Contact

Kevin Hopkins
Department Chair
(417) 328-1675

Visit the Department of Mathematics website for more information.

Use your love of mathematics to teach others.

Mathematics is one of the core subjects in high school, and SBU’s outstanding faculty in the Department of Mathematics will prepare you for teaching any level of high school mathematics. Professors in the Department of Education provide extra instruction on how to teach mathematics.

The SBU Advantage

Our caring, close-knit supportive learning environment provides plenty of interaction, both in and out of the classroom.

  • Faculty are certified teachers experienced in the classroom and whose main job is to teach students.
  • Classroom field experiences begin during the sophomore year.
  • Our faculty’s commitment to networking will help you with job placement.
  • Engaged Learning

    Our education classrooms are equipped with the same technology that is utilized in many public school classrooms, and our faculty utilize hands-on teaching methods and projects to teach our future teachers.

    Course Information

    Students must complete a total of 128 hours, including 42-44 hours to satisfy the mathematics degree requirements and an additional 11 hours of mathematics courses for teaching certification in addition to the 52 hours of general education and graduation requirements.

    Education coursework begins during the sophomore year with classes such as Foundations of Education, Educational Psychology, and Technology for Educators, in addition to the first field experience in an area secondary classroom. Junior year education curriculum includes Principles and Methods of Secondary Education, Teaching Reading in the Content Area, and Behavior and Classroom Management, along with another field experience. Senior-level classes focus on preparing the student for the full semester student teaching experience.

    Clubs and Organizations

    SBU has a chapter of Student Missouri State Teachers Association, the pre-professional organization for education majors on Missouri college and university campuses that provides opportunities for personal and professional growth and development of leadership skills.


     Friends of the School of Arts and Sciences Scholarship

    The School of Arts and Sciences Scholarship fund is an endowed scholarship fund established by the curators and friends of the School of Arts and Sciences. Scholarship recipients will be students who have matriculated at SBU with a major in the College of Science and Mathematics. Recipients must have achieved high academic honors at SBU and show a good balance between the academic, spiritual, and social aspects of campus life

    Jerry and Martha Harns Scholarship

    Colonel and Mrs. Harns established this scholarship to be awarded annually to one or more students majoring in mathematics or science.

    Internship Opportunities

    Classroom field experiences begin during a student’s sophomore year and continue throughout the program, culminating with a full semester student teaching experience during the senior year. Field experiences provide students with a variety of experiences to help the student decide what is the best fit. During the student teaching experience, the student will work directly with a cooperating teacher at the school, as well as an SBU faculty member who will supervise the student’s experience.>

    Career Opportunities

    A mathematics education graduate is eligible for initial certification in Mathematics for grades 9-12 in the state of Missouri.

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