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Mathematics For BSE Minor

Embrace the Challenge

Teaching middle school is both challenging and rewarding. With a Math concentration in the B.S.E. in Middle School-Junior High School degree program, you will benefit from clinical hands on learning in actual middle school classrooms through field experiences designed to foster professional and personal growth and development.  You will be prepared to engage students in mathematics, develop strong leadership skills, and value cooperative learning. Your faculty are experienced middle level educators, providing both theory and practical application that translates directly to your success in the classroom and the field.

Student Learning Objectives

You will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the Middle School/Junior High School program to:

  • Apply knowledge when making curricular decisions, planning and implementing instruction, participating in middle level practices, and providing healthy and effective learning environments for all young adolescents.
  • Use knowledge and available resources to design, implement, and evaluate challenging, developmentally responsive curriculum that results in meaningful learning outcomes.
  • Define the developmentally responsive middle level programs and schools, and they work successfully within middle level organizational components.
  • Use and reflect on research related to data-informed instruction and assessment. Employ a variety of developmentally appropriate instructional strategies, information literacy skills, and technologies to meet the learning needs of all young adolescents.
  • Engage in practices and behaviors that develop their competence as middle level professionals. Demonstrate positive dispositions and engage in ethical professional behaviors.

Student Involvement

You will have multiple opportunities to be involved both on and off campus:

  • Student Missouri State Teachers Association
  • Collegiate Middle Level Association
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Central Missouri Mathematics Educators (CMME)

Employment Opportunities

At a time when many professions are feeling the effects of "downsizing", the demand for mathematics teachers is increasing, identified at both the state and national levels as one of the "teacher shortage areas."

Contact

William McGalliard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator
WCM 123
Tel: (660) 543-8766

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