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Bachelor of Science in

Math Education

Under-
graduate
Degree

Program Overview

The worlds of social sciences and physical sciences come together by way of solving problems in our Mathematics Major. In our Math Education major, we learn how to present those problem solving skills and abstract reasoning in a classroom environment and beyond to business, engineering, science and other fields as well as the opportunity to go on to advanced studies.

As a math major at ORU, you will benefit from our diverse teacher preparation program that is made up of three segments: general education, the subject area and the professional education. These are woven together with a Christian worldview that will truly ensure you graduate ready to enter the classroom and impact the world.

What can I do with a degree from ORU in Math Education?

Teach! Over the next decade, America’s Schools will need over 2 million teachers. There is a great need for teachers nationwide, and around the world.

 

What are some of the core experiences of this program?

  • Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Linear and Matrix Algebra
  • Calculus of Functions of Several Variables
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Higher Algebra
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Introduction to Computing
  • Data Structures
  • Professional Education Course

What makes ORU’s Math Education program stand out?

Besides the expansive offerings of the classes and professors in this department, ORU’s Math Education program presents a couple of opportunities for you to further your experience and grow by way of student societies, clubs and extracurricular activities. These groups supply a unique occasion for you to deepen your well of knowledge in mathematics.

  • Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME) is a specialized honor society in mathematics. KME was founded in 1931 to promote the interest of mathematics among undergraduate students.
  • Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is the largest professional society that focuses on undergraduate mathematics education. The mission of the MAA is "to advance the mathematical sciences, especially at the collegiate level."

What about accreditation?

As a university, we exceed the highest accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of the top outside regulators in the U.S.

The ORU College of Education is accredited by the following associations:

  • Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation (OCTP )
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

The ORU College of Education is recognized by the following agencies:

  • Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
  • Oklahoma State Department of Education

The ORU College of Education holds memberships with the following associations:

  • American Association of College of Teacher Education
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities

Are there scholarships available?

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship. To learn more about financial aid, click here.

ORU College of Education Holmes Scholars program is a partnership between ORU College of Education and AACTE Holmes Scholars® that has been established to support Quest scholarship awarded doctoral candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds who are pursuing careers in education.

The AACTE Holmes Scholars program will provide mentorship, peer support, and rich professional development opportunities. Scholars will become or are candidates for faculty and leadership positions in teacher education, field specializations, or educational research.

By partnering with the AACTE Holmes Scholars program, ORU COE aims to strengthen our support of the promotion of diversity within the professional community and prepare educators to serve diverse learners.

MATH AND SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TEACHING

FUNDED BY THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION ROBERT NOYCE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program supports talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors who want to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers.

The $1.14 million grant was awarded to Oral Roberts University to provide internships, scholarships and other educational experiences to students who commit to teach secondary level math or science in a high-need school district.

DEADLINE DATES FOR THE SCHOLARS & INTERNS

  • Application Deadline for Interns: February 15, 2019 - Apply now
  • Application Deadline for Scholars: July 15, 2019 - Apply now

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program under Award Number 1540515

 

CONTACT

Computing and Mathematics Department
918.495.6705
cscmath@oru.edu

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