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# Expected Learning Outcomes

### College of Science

##### Mathematics

# B.A. in Mathematics Teaching

#### Program Purpose

The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Teaching prepares students for a career teaching Mathematics in secondary schools. Students completing the program will have a deep understanding of mathematics and will be able to adjust their teaching to the level of the students.

#### Learning Outcomes

- Students will have an understanding of central concepts, major results, and connections between mathematical topics, particularly those related to secondary mathematics education.
- Students will understand the structure of the discipline and tools of inquiry; in particular, they will have a clear understanding of the problem solving process, and be able to utilize it in novel situations.
- Students will develop multiple representations of major concepts and relationships, as well as examples and algorithms which pertain to secondary mathematics curriculum.
- Students will be able to communicate mathematics effectively, and be able to analyze the reasoning of others to determine its mathematical accuracy.
- Students will develop understanding of how mathematical knowledge is acquired, and use it together with their knowledge of content and secondary mathematics curriculum to develop effective lessons.
- Students will meet State requirements for the Level 4 Mathematics Endorsement, allowing students to teach all math classes at the junior high and high school level.
- Students will meet State requirements for secondary licensure.
- Students will be proficient in a second language.