Welcome to Mathematics at West Liberty University. The department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Education 5-Adult, a teaching specialization in Math grades 5-9, and a minor in Mathematics.

All programs are blended with traditional liberal arts education in the humanities and social sciences, and are designed to prepare students for immediate employment upon completion of their Bachelor’s degree. Many of our undergraduate students gain valuable experience working with faculty on research projects.

**Degree Programs**

**Bachelor of Arts in Education Mathematics (5-Adult)**

The Bachelor of Arts in Education Mathematics prepared teacher candidates for mathematics certification from grades 5-Adult. As a teaching mathematics major, you’ll develop advanced knowledge in mathematics concepts and application and receive a solid foundation in educational methods, learning and development, and instructional technologies. You also will gain valuable professional experience both through observing and teaching in the classroom.

**Degree Requirements**

In addition to the University’s core curriculum and Education courses, the following courses are required for the B.A. degree in Education.

- Calculus and Analytical Geometry I (MATH 210)
- Calculus and Analytical Geometry II (MATH 211)
- Calculus and Analytical Geometry III (MATH 212)
- Manipulatives in Mathematics (MATH 264)
- Mathematics Education Seminar (MATH 281)
- History of Mathematics (MATH 327)
- Geometry (MATH 334)
- Finite Mathematics (MATH 373)
- Discrete Mathematics (MATH 374)
- Linear Algebra (MATH 341)
- Abstract Algebra (MATH 445)
- Probability and Statistics (MATH 464)
- Mathematics Capstone (MATH 480)
- One of the following three courses:
- Applied Differential Equations (MATH 375)
- Numerical Analysis (MATH 475)

You will also need a teacher education component.

**Advising Sheet**

__Download__ the advising sheet to help guide you in your major.

**Mathematics Teaching Specialization (Grades 5-9)**

The Mathematics Teaching Specialization prepares teacher candidates for middle school certification in grades 5-9. It is not a standalone degree program and must be paired with either a secondary (5-Adult) content area, middle childhood (5-9) content area, or elementary education. As a teaching mathematics major, you’ll develop advanced knowledge in mathematics concepts and application and receive a solid foundation in educational methods, learning and development, and instructional technologies. You also will gain valuable professional experience both through observing and teaching in the classroom.

**Degree Requirements**

- Pre-Calculus (MATH 145)
- Math for Elementary Teachers I (MATH 106)
- Math for Elementary Teachers II (MATH 107)
- Introduction to Statistics (MATH 160)
- Manipulatives in Mathematics (MATH 264)
- Calculus and Geometry for General Mathematics 5-9 (MATH 309)
- Finite Mathematics (MATH 373)
- Mathematics Capstone 5-9 (MATH 481)

You will also need a teacher education component.

**Advising Sheet**

__Download__ the advising sheet to help guide you in your major.

**Minor in Mathematics**

In the minor program, you’ll take foundational and advanced courses to expand your knowledge and sharpen your analytical skills. More importantly, this program helps students learn to solve complex problems, both independently and by collaborating with others.

**Minor Requirements**

The following courses are required for the minor in Mathematics:

- Modern Programming Methods (MATH 177)
- Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (MATH 210)
- Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (MATH 211)
- Calculus and Analytic Geometry III (MATH 212)
- Six additional MATH hours