Mathematics Secondary Education Certification Program

Requirements for Major in Mathematics Education with Georgia Secondary School Certification in Mathematics (grades 6-12)

Please Note:

This program is only available to the classes of 2011, 2012, and 2013 and to those students who were registered in the Records Office prior to July 1, 2010 and designated as majoring in Mathematics Education with Georgia Secondary School Certification in Mathematics. Such students should regularly consult with their Education advisor.

 

All other students who desire teaching certification should pursue a B.A. degree in Mathematics along with the Education Minor, then enroll in the one-year Master of Arts in Teaching program following undergradute graduation. See Dr. Jim Drexler in the Education Department for details.


Core Requirements

BIB 111. Old Testament Introduction
3
BIB 142. New Testament Introduction
3
BIB 277-278. Christian Doctrine I, II
6
COR 100. The Christian Mind
2
COR 225-226. Cultural Heritage of the West I, II
6
COR 325. Global Trends for the Twenty-First Century
3
COR 337. Intercultural Experience
1
COR 340. Christ and Culture Seminar
1
ENG 111. English Composition
3
Must be completed during first year at Covenant.
Exemption permitted with credit from AP language/ composition.
PE 151. Concepts in Physical Education
2
PE 152. Personal Aerobics and General Fitness
1
Fine Arts Distribution Requirement
3
Foreign Language
8
Proficiency in one year of an elementary-level foreign language. (Note: Students who have taken two years of the same foreign language in high school and attained an average grade of 2.67 or higher on a 4.0 scale are exempted from the foreign language requirement.)
Humanities Distribution Requirement
3
Natural Science Lab Distribution Requirement
4
Social Science Distribution Requirement
3

 

General education core subtotal
55

 

Teaching Field


COS 130. Computer Programming Methodology
4
MAT 145-146. Calculus I, II
8
MAT 247. Calculus III
8
MAT 258. Differential Equations
4
MAT 290. Proofs and Expositions
3
MAT 310. Linear Algebra
3
MAT 350. Modern Algebra
3
MAT 360. Modern Geometry I
3
MAT 492. Senior Integration Paper ‘S’
2
STA 251. Elementary Statistical Methods
4

Teaching field subtotal
38

Professional Education

EDU 121. Introduction to Teaching
3
EDU 215. Technology for Educators
3
EDU 222. Educational Psychology
3
EDU 234. Teaching in a Pluralistic Society
3
EDU 322. Nature & Needs of the Early Adol. Learner
3
EDU 340. Curr. & Methods in Secondary School
4
EDU 361. Education of Exceptional Children
3
EDU 370. History and Philosophy of Amer. Ed.
3
EDU 411. Educational Assessment
1
EDU 491. Student Teaching Seminar
1
EDU 497-498. Teaching Practicums I, II: Secondary ‘S’
15

 

Professional education subtotal
42
Total degree hours
135

 

Note: COR 337. Intercultural Experience may be taken for 1-3 credit hours. It is also possible to be exempt from taking foreign language and/or math based on high school grades or placement scores. If either of these adjustment occur, one or more elective hours may need to be taken in order earn a minimum of 126 hours required for graduation

Reformed Christian College

Dr. Jim Drexler describes Covenant’s undergraduate education program, defined by its philosophy of training Christian teachers who demonstrate Christ’s preeminence in all things.

"I love being an elementary education major and having the close-knit community of elementary education majors. Covenant’s education department excels at providing opportunities for students to be in the classrooms throughout the entire degree program, even as early on as first semester of your freshman year in Intro to Teaching. I have really enjoyed spending time down at a school in Chattanooga this semester to give me hands-on experience to relate to what I am learning in my coursework."
 - education major Grace Ann Arnold '18

"The education department at Covenant College has really helped us prepare for teaching careers, and they provide us with many opportunities to work in classrooms along the way. I was able to work with a classroom as early as my freshman year. Being able to go into an elementary school classroom and utilize what we have learned in our classes has been extremely helpful for me to not only learn what I am studying, but also learn how to use it."
 - education major Mark Paczewski '16

The country with the largest Muslim population in the world is home to Covenant alumni who are passionate about Christian education.
Dr. Drexler explains the path to obtain teacher certification in any of 15 subject areas via the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Covenant.