B.A. in Secondary Mathematics Education

Degree Guide Key:
Traditional Day ProgramsWC
Evening & Weekend ProgramsSCD
Online ProgramsON
Graduate ProgramsGRAD


How would you like to become a math teacher at the high school level? At Midway College in Kentucky, we offer a secondary education major in mathematics program that can help you start teaching math for a living. Available through both our Women’s College and online in our accelerated adult undergraduate program, this B.A. in secondary education can help you become an effective math teacher at the eighth- through 12th-grade levels.

As part of your core curriculum education requirements to become a teacher, you’ll take classes in critical thinking, literacy, mathematics, art and humanities, natural sciences, and the social sciences to help build your general knowledge. After these courses are complete, you’ll move on to required math major courses, such as:

• College Algebra
• Finite Mathematics
• Mathematics for Teachers
• Calculus and Trigonometry I
• Calculus II
• Geometry
• Probability and Statistics
• Mathematics for Teachers II
• And more

If you’ve ever wondered about becoming a teacher of mathematics, this program will show you the way. Upon completion of this secondary education mathematics program, you will have the skills necessary to become a certified math teacher in Kentucky.

Contact us
To learn more about this program, or to see how we can help you begin teaching secondary mathematics to high school students, contact us today. We would be happy to answer your questions and finally put your question of, “How do I become a math teacher?” to rest.

Available through: WCSCDON

  Semester Hours
General Education Requirements 34-40
Education Major Requirements* 43
Introduction to the Teaching Profession EDU 100 1
Introduction to Education EDU 103 2
Introduction to Secondary Education EDU 130 1
Technology in the Educational Setting EDU 201 3
Teaching and Learning I EDU 210 3
Integrating Culture and Diversity into the Classroom EDU 314 3
The Exceptional Child and Legal Aspects of Special Education EDU 315 3
Education Evaluation Techniques EDU 332 3
Writing and Literacy in the Content EDU 338 3
Teaching and Learning II EDU 360 3
Secondary Math Teaching Methods EDU 420 3
Student Teaching EDU 498 12
Human Growth and Development PSY 260 3
Mathematics Secondary Education Course Requirements 27
College Algebra MTH 140 3
Finite Mathematics MTH 145 3
Mathematics for Teachers I MTH 201 3
Calculus and Trigonometry I MTH 220 5
Calculus II MTH 222 4
Geometry MTH 230 3
Probability and Statistics MTH 245 3
Mathematics for Teachers II MTH 302 3
Math Senior Seminar MTH 498 3
Electives** 10-16
Total 120

*A minimum grade of "C" in each course required for graduation.
**MA 201 and MA 302 shall be part of these electives.

In addition to the requirements above, you must also achieve each of the following:
• Admission into the Program – Portfolio Review
• 200 hours of Field Placement
• Multicultural Field Placement (6 diversity hours)
• Acceptance for Student Teaching – Portfolio Review
• Completion of Personal Portfolio
• TB Test
• Liability Insurance
• Praxis scores as established by the Kentucky Department of Education