Mathematics 5-Adult

Teaching changes lives. It is a rewarding profession that makes a difference. WVUteach is an innovative program uniting in-depth science and mathematics education with teacher preparation. Science and Mathematics teachers are some of the most sought after high school teachers.

WVUteach is designed to give undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the profession of teaching in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) in a hands-on way. In their very first semester in the program, students will have the opportunity to develop and teach a lesson in a local classroom. WVUteach allows students to complete a rigorous degree in any STEM field and earn a secondary teaching certification in tandem with the 4-year degree in mathematics or science.  Students earn one degree, with an additional career option.  WVUteach is designed to give the essential tools to forge change in the next generation.

In WVUteach, students take the same courses as students in non-teaching options, with slight variations. They are able to compete with students in the non-teaching option for the same jobs and graduate programs in their field.  Students thinking about graduate school should always speak to the Graduate Advisor for the program to determine the coursework expected for applicants.

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Students seeking Mathematics 5-Adult teaching certification complete the Mathematics B.A. or B.S. major requirements and the following courses (36 hours). The WVUteach 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