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The Computing & Mathematics department offers alternative certification patways to teach mathematics, computer science, or science education.
As a mathematics, computer information technology, computer science, or applied science 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 alternative placement program for teacher certification. These are woven together with a Christian worldview that will truly ensure you graduate ready to enter the classroom and impact the world.
Why alternative certification?
With alternative certification, you can get certified to teach and still focus on core content areas. This keeps all options open, including discipline specific graduate school and industry opportunitites that are otherwise unavailable through a traditional teacher training program.
What are some of the core experiences?
- Differential Equations
- Linear and Matrix Algebra
- Probability and Statistics
- Higher Algebra
- Advanced Calculus
- Introduction to Computing
What makes ORU’s alternative certification programs stand out?
Besides the expansive offerings of the classes and expert education professors in this department, ORU’s Math, Computer Science, and Science Alternative Education programs presents a 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 meet the highest accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission. Our programs meet certification requirements set by the Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability.
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.
Computing and Mathematics Department