Mathematics, Secondary Education (BS)

Shown here are the general learning goals of the program broken down into specific student learning outcomes (SLOs). These SLOs represent what a student should be able to do as a result of successfully completing this program. Student performance on these outcomes are routinely assessed by program faculty as a way of informing programmatic improvement efforts.

Goal Outcome

1. Students will develop both increased depth and breadth of mathematical content knowledge.

  • 1.1 Students will be able to communicate mathematics both orally and in writing.
  • 1.2 Students will demonstrate the ability to solve challenging problems from the mathematical sciences and write mathematical proofs.
  • 1.3 Students will demonstrate the ability to solve problems in a variety of areas of mathematical sciences including statistics, algebra, calculus and geometry.

2. Students will experience and learn an assortment of pedagogical tools and practices that can be adapted to a variety of school environments and learners.

  • 2.1 Students will demonstrate that they can identify and utilize the appropriate strategies and tools (including the use of technology) to solve mathematics problems.

3. Students will transition their thinking about learning mathematics from a student's perspective to a teacher's perspective.

  • 3.1 Students will demonstrate that they can apply various strategies and tools (including the use of technology) to teaching mathematical concepts, thinking, and content appropriate for secondary students.
  • 3.2 Students will produce evidence of insights gained from interactions with in-service teachers, results of working collaboratively with peers to solve mathematics problems, and evidence of reflection on experiences in public school mathematics classrooms.