Why Mathematics for Elementary Education?
- 1 Minoring in Mathematics for Elementary Education will make you a more marketable educator.
- 2 As an elementary school teacher, you will teach children with different capabilities. Therefore, you will need to know how to meet each student’s needs to help him or her excel. Minoring in Elementary Education Mathematics will give you the extra knowledge you need to help make your students successful.
- 3 Although studying Elementary Education Mathematics will be useful in your teaching career, studying mathematics will also further develop your analytical, logic, critical thinking, reasoning, and organizational skills. These skills will make you marketable in other professions and be useful in everyday life.
Why Study Mathematics for Elementary Education at Saint Joseph's College?
As a Mathematics for Elementary Education minor, much of your time will be spent earning your BS in Elementary Education with our accredited Education Division; however, if you choose to minor in Mathematics for Elementary Education, you will also have the privilege of working with the SJC Department of Mathematics. In order to help you possess the knowledge you will need to be a successful teacher, the SJC Department of Mathematics offers courses such as Math as a Human Pursuit, Discrete Math, Calculus, Methods of Teaching Mathematics, and more.
While our Education Division ensures that you will receive the hands-on experience you need to be ready to run your own classroom, the Department of Mathematics also promises to give you practical application. At SJC, we pride ourselves on having facilities comparable to a large university but with a more personal atmosphere. SJC's Department of Mathematics has high quality equipment and is constantly in search of new technology. Thanks to the Vernier Grant, students have access to new technology that shows them how Mathematics can be applicable to the real world.
Dedication to Excellence
The SJC Mathematics faculty members take pride in having many years of experience in the education of future teachers. Our Mathematics faculty are dedicated to their students and getting to know them individually. As a result, our faculty members are able to build on students’ strengths and give students the back ground that they need to become exceptional teachers.
Faculty and Class Size
The Department of Mathematics at SJC consists of faculty members who hold master’s or doctoral degrees in their fields of expertise.The average class size ranges between 10 and 15 students.