Mathematics 5-Adult

Teaching changes lives. It is a rewarding profession that makes a difference. Well-prepared science and mathematics teachers are some of the most sought after in our state and nation’s middle and high schools and are vital to making a positive impact for future generations.

The Secondary STEM Education teacher preparation pathway at WVU is designed to give undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the profession of teaching in science and/or mathematics, improve their practice as educators, and earn a secondary (middle and/or high school) teaching certification—all while pursuing a 4-year degree in a STEM field. This gives graduates the flexibility to pursue a career in middle or high school teaching, or to pursue non-teaching jobs or graduate programs in their field.

Students in the Secondary STEM Education pathway as part of their STEM degree will take coursework in education and field-based experiences in school classrooms, some of which helps satisfy General Education Foundations (GEF) requirements and other degree requirements. Students will continue to take the courses and other requirements as part of their STEM degree, though with some slight variations.

Advisors in the STEM degrees will be able to support students who are interested in the Secondary STEM Education pathway. Students should also contact the WVU School of Education in the College of Applied Human Sciences for more information on the pathway and its requirements.

Students seeking Mathematics 5-Adult teaching certification complete the Mathematics B.A. or B.S. major requirements and the following courses (36 hours). The Secondary STEM Education curriculum can be completed within the 120 hours required for graduation with a B.A. or B.S. in Mathematics:

WVUTeach: Mathematics 5-Adult

ARSC 120Inquiry Approaches to Teaching1
ARSC 220Inquiry-Based Lesson Design1
UTCH 221Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science (GEF 4)3
UTCH 322Classroom Interactions in Math and Science3
UTCH 420Project-Based Instruction in Mathematics and Science3
UTCH 430Apprentice Teaching in Math and Science10
MATH 318Perspectives on Mathematics and Science (GEF 5) *3
MATH 376Foundations, Functions and Regression Models *3
PHYS 376LResearch Methods Laboratory3
C&I 434Teaching Mathematics: Secondary School3
MATH 338Geometry for Teachers3
Total Hours36

 MATH 318 and MATH 376 count within the math major requirements.

Additional Coursework for Non-Mathematics Majors

MATH 155Calculus 14
MATH 156Calculus 24
MATH 251Multivariable Calculus4
MATH 261Elementary Differential Equations4
STAT 215Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
MATH 303Introduction to the Concepts of Mathematics3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Linear Algebra
Applied Linear Algebra
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Algebraic Structures
Discrete Mathematics
Introduction to Real Analysis 1
Complex Variables
Total Hours28