Mathematics Education 6-12 (BS) Program Overview

As a mathematics education major, you’ll split your time between mathematics courses and education classes. Your education classes offer vital hands-on experience with 100 hours of classroom observation beginning in your second or third semester. As a student teacher, you’ll be one who gets students excited about all the facets of math. This comprehensive approach is one reason why our graduates are highly sought after in Virginia school systems.

Individualized Instruction

Small classes and personalized attention are a given for our math education majors. Ally Carter, high school math teacher, and class of 2019 explains, “I am grateful for the way BC faculty poured into my life. Dr. and Mrs. Buterakos became like a second family to me. They are still a huge support system, offering encouragement and resources. Thanks to BC, I have a wealth of knowledge, in math and education, that I am figuring out how to implement in my own unique way!”

If you’re excited about the prospect of becoming a math teacher, we’d love to talk to you about BC’s math education degree program. Complete our information request form to take the first steps toward earning Virginia teacher licensure today.


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On-Campus: August 19, 2021

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Courses & Requirements:

General Education & Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree (BS)
General Education (51 Credits)

General Education requirements may be fulfilled in more specific courses for certain majors


  • Invitation to Inquiry
  • Character Formation
  • Civic & Global Response
  • Personal Wellness & Lab
  • Intro to the Writing Process (3 Credits)
  • Argumentative & Analytical Writing (3 Credits)
  • Biblical Perspectives (3 Credits)
  • Survey of American History I or II (3 Credits)
  • World Civilizations I or II (3 Credits)
  • 2000 Level Literature Course (3 Credits)
  • Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
  • Precalculus (3 Credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology (3 Credits)
  • Fine Arts (3 Credits)
  • Fundamentals of Speech (3 Credits)
  • General Physics I & II
Core Requirements (51 Credits)

  • Intro to CAS
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Intro to Statistics
  • Calculus III
  • Elementary Linear Algebra
  • Intro to Differential Equations
  • Intro to Mathematical Proof
  • Academic Internship
  • Abstract Algebra
  • College Geometry
  • Senior Seminar
  • Intro to Numerical Analysis
  • Program Design & Development
  • Visual Basic OR C#
  • Technical Writing
Professional Education (17 Credits)

  • Human Growth & Development for Educators
  • Foundations of Education
  • Intro to Instructional Media & Technology
  • Curriculum, Assessment & Instruction in Secondary Schools
  • Intro to the Exceptional Child
  • Teaching Reading in the Content Area
Field Experiences (15 Credits)

  • Dynamic Learning Environments
    • (Must be taken prior to Student Teaching)
  • Student Teaching
    • (Taken in the final semester)
Required Testing (3 Tests)

  • Core Testing (Must satisfy 1 or the below criteria)
    • PRAXIS Core Math (150 or greater)
    • SAT Math Score (560 or greater; Composite 1170 or greater)
    • ACT Math Score (22 or greater; Composite 24 or greater)
    • EDU 0111 Math Skills for Teachers & PRAXIS Core (146 or greater)
  • Virginia Communication & Literacy Assessment
  • PRAXIS II Mathematics: Content Knowledge
Total Credits: 134

Career opportunities available to graduates of this program include:

6-12 Math Teacher
Actuary
Statistician
Operations Research Analyst
Market Research Analyst

Early College students,

Congratulations! You have elected to enroll in an online, college-level course. Each course is different in its requirements involving theory, application, depth of reflection, and research. Occasionally, the title of a course has been chosen to broadly describe the course content. As an Early College student, you may need to communicate with the instructor to discuss your ability to meet the course’s requirements within the first two days of the course, within the drop/add period. This allows you time to select another option if you believe the course requirements are beyond your current level of learning.

Your grades will be final and appear on your Bluefield College transcript, so it is important that you do your best.

If you have a learning disability, it is important that you communicate that with our Associate Director of Academic Support, Mr. Wayne Pelts, prior to your classes starting. Mr. Pelts will need documentation in order to offer any accommodations. You may reach Mr. Pelts at wpelts@bluefield.edu.

An advisor will contact you prior to each enrollment period to discuss course options and will assist you in enrolling in your online classes. Remember we are here to support you and help you be successful.