The Mathematics w/ Teacher Certification major is a collaborative program between the School of Education and the School of Mathematics and Computer Science. As such, GSW students who choose to pursue Mathematics w/ Teacher Certification will receive a content degree in Mathematics from the School of Mathematics and Computer Sciences as well as complete their certification coursework through the School of Education. The mission of this program is to provide each candidate a strong foundation in content knowledge, pedagogical skill, and school-based practice. For more information about the Mathematics w/ Teacher Certification program, contact the following advisor:
Dr. Rachel L. Abbott
Interim Dean and Associate Professor
Education Center, Room 202
As established by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics, the Mathematics w/ Teacher Certification Program is committed to graduating candidates who:
- Know, understand, and apply the process of mathematical problem solving.
- Reason, construct, and evaluate mathematical arguments and develop an appreciation for mathematical rigor and inquiry.
- Communicate their mathematical thinking orally and in writing to peers, faculty, and others.
- Recognize, use, and make connections between and among mathematical ideas and in contexts outside mathematics to build mathematical understanding.
- Use varied representations of mathematical ideas to support and deepen students’ mathematical understanding.
- Embrace technology as an essential tool for teaching and learning mathematics.
- Support a positive disposition toward mathematical processes and mathematical learning.
- Possess a deep understanding of how students learn mathematics and of the pedagogical knowledge specific to mathematics teaching and learning.
- Demonstrate computational proficiency, including a conceptual understanding of numbers, ways of representing number, relationships among number systems, and the meaning of operations.
- Candidates emphasize relationships among quantities including functions, ways of representing mathematical relationships, and the analysis of change.
- Use spatial visualization and geometric modeling to explore and analyze geometric shapes, structures, and their properties.
- Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of limit, continuity, differentiation, and integration and a thorough background in techniques and application of the calculus.
- Apply the fundamental ideas of discrete mathematics in the formulation and solution of problems.
- Demonstrate an understanding of concepts and practices related to data analysis, statistics, and probability.
- Apply and use measurement concepts and tools.