Mathematics with Teacher Licensure 7-12

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Degree Plans and More

Preparing future teachers to make a significant difference in the lives of students in the secondary schools of our region is a priority of the Mathematics Department. There is a very high demand for mathematics teachers in nearly every part of our nation. Highly qualified secondary and middle-level mathematics teachers are perhaps the most critical component in maintaining America’s preeminence in science and technology.

 
The College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics houses the disciplines that study natural and mathematical phenomena and their applications. Students gain knowledge and skills within each of these fields, becoming informed citizens who can effectively serve society as teachers, researchers, and inventors. New horizons are explored and explained through critical thought, investigative proficiency, and effective communication in the ethical pursuit of knowledge.
 
The faculty of STEM invites you to join us in the “frontier of discovery” as we pursue solutions to some of today’s challenges. A degree in a STEM discipline opens many doors. A STEM degree is also excellent preparation for graduate study in a STEM discipline or in business, medicine, or law.
 
The professional education courses in the teacher licensure degree will be taken in the School of Education. The School of Education is committed to excellence in teacher preparation through both classroom instruction and extensive field experiences.

REQUIREMENTS

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RETENTION

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INTERNSHIP

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Skills and Characteristics

  • Deep understanding of mathematics that enhances your ability to explain the subject to others
  • Creativity in reaching a wide variety of students with diverse learning styles
  • Adaptability to changes in students, schools, subject matter, and the community
  • Ability to work with young people
  • Good communication skills
  • Patience
  • Ability to inspire trust and confidence
  • Ability to engage and motivate students
  • Emotional stability and maturity
  • Ability toe use technology effectively

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate competency in content knowledge of undergraduate mathematics.
  • Students will be able to apply mathematics to the solution of a problem and be able to effectively communicate the solution.

Career Opportunities

  • Public school systems
  • Private school systems
  • Adult education centers
  • Tutoring and supplementary education centers
  • Professional training organizations
  • Numerous job openings each year

Salary and Outlook

According to the 2011-12 Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the approximate average salary for mathematics teachers nationally was $53,920 and the approximate average salary for the state of Arkansas was $43,580. Secondary education is a large employment category that is expected to grow. Salaries and outlook for mathematics majors with teacher licensure vary, depending upon the school district and your level of education.

Websites for Career Research

 

 

Advising and Career Services

Professional advisors are available to assist students with career exploration, choosing a program major, understanding course requirements, and goal setting. Advisors encourage thorough career exploration with a systematic approach involving personal assessments, a career resource library, web-based career exploration with E-Discover, and other online resources and activities. Students can meet with an advisor to review their results and develop a personalized academic and career plan using our Career Planning Toolbox.
 

Students may also visit our Career Services website. This website provides additional career exploration and campus resources for review.

 

Key Contacts

College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: 479-788-7610

Department of Mathematics: 479-788-7960 (math@uafs.edu)

Advising and Career Services: 479-788-7400 (advise@uafs.edu)