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Deepen and strengthen your skills as a middle-school educator

Minor in Middle School Math

Offered by: Mathematics

If you're a prospective teacher of grades 4-8, the minor in Middle School Mathematics is designed to give you a deeper and more expansive understanding of math. Increasing your knowledge of different mathematical areas gives you a flexible and creative approach in teaching. You'll also be better equipped to meet the needs of students who have a wide range of math interests and skills.

Why Choose Middle School Mathematics?

SRU's minor in Middle School Mathematics does not result in teaching certification, but is intended as a valuable supplement for SRU students in majors that do lead to certification, including Special Education, Music Education, Physical Education, and Elementary Education. It is a particularly useful addition to a major in Mid-Level Science, Language Arts, or Social Studies Education, and those seeking secondary certification to teach mathematics in grades 7-12. Completing a minor in math also helps you to expand your critical thinking skills and showcases you as someone who is willing to tackle tough problems.

What Will You Learn?

You'll complete a sequence in mathematics for grade K-6 environments, elementary geometry, and a methods course on teaching mathematics in middle school. You'll also have the opportunity to choose from courses such as:

  • Advanced Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Discrete Math
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Financial Math
  • Linear or Abstract Algebra
  • Number Theory
  • Precalculus

Careers In Middle School Mathematics

Teachers with advanced knowledge in middle school mathematics in addition to their teaching certifications are highly sought after by middle schools. SRU students who attend job fairs in our area often report being asked by hiring committees to submit their resumes once employers learn they have a strong math background.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Dead Poets Society
  • Math Club
  • Preservice Teachers of Mathematics Club