In the mathematics education program at Gettysburg College, students have the opportunity to earn a grades 7-12 Pennsylvania teaching certificate in mathematics. Students complete a mathematics major, fulfilling all of the requirements for a B.A. in the field as well as MATH 331, 343, and 353. They also complete the six required Education Department courses as well as additional Pennsylvania Department of Education requirements and spend a full semester student teaching in a local middle school or high school mathematics classroom.
Through this program, students will gain competence in all five core principles outlined in the Education Department Curriculum & Portfolio Guide. Specifically in the field of mathematics, they will learn to thoughtfully instruct students in both the content and practices of mathematics, use a problem solving lesson planning format, and apply both formative and summative assessment to evaluate student understanding. They will become familiar with the state and national standards for mathematics and common areas of student difficulty in each field. Teacher candidates will also gain competence in interdisciplinary instruction, use of technology in the math classroom, and supporting students with special needs.
Please feel free to contact Dr. Carol Rinke with any further questions about the Gettysburg College mathematics education program.