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Mathematics Education minor

The Mathematics Education minor will provide you with the opportunity to gain a robust understanding of mathematics and how people learn mathematics, while exploring a career in K-12 education as an effective teacher of mathematics. As a result of this minor, you will be uniquely prepared for further study in teaching credential programs or STEM majors.

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Curriculum Overview

The Mathematics Education minor will allow you to:

  • Explore and analyze mathematics curriculum design and teaching practices at the elementary or secondary levels
  • Gain first-hand classroom insight with a minimum of 32 hours of field experiences in local K-12 mathematics classrooms
  • Become familiar with qualitative and quantitative methods of research in mathematics education

Coursework Examples

Required Courses (16 units)

  • Applications of Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Research in Teaching and Learning Mathematics
  • Elementary Mathematics for Teaching
  • Secondary Mathematics for Teaching

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The undergraduate minors allow students to attain a foundation in understanding different aspects of the field of education.

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Crystal Conley
Academic Advisor
MAT and MAT-TESOL
Programs Office
clconley@usc.edu