Bachelor of Science in Math Education
OKWU’s Secondary Math Education program prepares students for certification in Math to teach grades P-12. Students develop their understanding of the mathematical view of the world and demonstrate their expertise in the creation of lesson plans and assessments, as well as developing their skills in teacher/student interaction.
Students in the program go on to become teachers, administrators, managers, technicians, and leaders in education all over the world, fulfilling the calling God placed on their lives. Graduates are prepared to work with growing minds and the daily challenges of today’s classrooms.
Earn Classroom Experience
OKWU has a thriving relationship with local schools, teachers, and administrators. Internship opportunities are designed to give students in the program vital experience that lines up with OKWU’s program requirements. Students in the program will spend time in real classrooms, teaching and designing their own lessons under the supervision of experienced teachers and their professors. OKWU’s program far exceeds the state and national average of on-site experience hours.
Faculty with Firsthand Experience
Professors in OKWU’s program have years of public and private classroom experience and have earned advanced degrees in the field of education. Professor Dorothy Colaw has more than 18 years of experience in middle and high schools, and has an MA in Educational Leadership. Professor Stacey Pierce partners with Colaw to ensure that students are given a well-rounded experience in calculus, statistics, and beyond during their time at OKWU. Curriculum is revised annually to ensure students are getting the best instruction possible.
Develop Real Skills
Students in the program learn classroom organization, how to develop meaningful student/teacher relationships, time management, professional collaboration, content mastery, testing and assessments, and how to implement modern day classroom tools and technology. Graduates of the program are prepared to teach in today’s classrooms and make a difference in the lives of their students.
Inspired to Teach
Earn up to $25,500 in scholarships and incentives for becoming an Oklahoma public school teacher.
Qualified Oklahoma students can earn scholarships and incentives of up to $25,500 for completing an approved teacher education degree and teaching in an Oklahoma public school.
To learn more, visit: www.inspired2teachOK.org
Featured Core Classes
Called to Teach
This course prepares students for the view from the other side of the desk: as a teacher. While this is the introductory education course, the teacher candidate will spsend 10 hours in a P-12 classroom observing and assisting great teachers. Teacher candidates will understand what it means to be called to teach as they begin their journey of becoming a teacher.
Teacher candidates explore human growth and development from conception through adolescence, focusing on developmental theories, milestones, and assets. They also study cultural influences on development and the four domains of development: spiritual/moral, cognitive (language, mental), biosocial (physical), and psychosocial (social, emotional).
An introductory course including logic, sets and sequences, elementary combinatorics, counting methods, induction and recursion, relations, Boolean algebra, functions, lattices, partially ordered sets, and graph theory. Students must have a demonstrated prior knowledge of college-level algebra to take this course.