The national need for math educators in secondary settings continues to grow. The Mathematics Education major at Trine University includes courses in algebra, measurement and geometry, statistics and probability, and calculus. In addition, because state leaders are committed to increasing the number and expertise of secondary teachers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related instruction, this program focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of curriculum by designing and implementing classroom learning through multiple instructional strategies.
Coursework includes calculus, linear algebra, and college geometry and students spend nearly 200 hours in field experiences prior to graduation. The Franks School of Education program includes rigorous learning experiences guided by faculty in both the arts and science area as well as in FSOE.
Graduates have a high level of job placement, running between 95 and 100% every year. In addition to classroom teaching, students have obtained other educationally related positions, and still others go on to complete master's degrees. Feedback from school administrators consistently refers to how well the Trine teacher education graduates are prepared to begin teaching from day one in the classroom and how effective these teachers are far beyond graduation.