In the parable of the talents, Jesus describes a “steward” as one who has responsibility for someone else’s assets. As a teacher, you will have responsibility for a very precious resource – your students. At Huntington, we’ll help you become an effective steward of priceless young minds and hearts.
As a mathematics education major, you will receive rigorous training in mathematics while gaining comprehensive experience in a series of courses, field experiences and, of course, student teaching during your senior year. But student teaching will not be your first experience in the classroom.
At Huntington, you will gain specifically designed skills for mathematics education majors that will give you hands-on, practical experiences every semester. You will complete a three-week, full-day practicum in a multicultural school in Fort Wayne as well as observation and participation hours in the actual classroom before you ever begin student teaching. At Huntington, you will gain wide exposure to different grade levels and styles of teaching and learning.
As a graduate, you will be licensed to teach grades 5-12 in math.
As a mathematics student, you will be prepared to help your future students develop skills in problem solving, logical reasoning, and the application of modern technology. At Huntington, you will experience the individual attention normally associated with small liberal arts colleges with the educational opportunities and research-active faculty normally found only at major universities.
Huntington students have a very high rate of passage on state education competency tests. Our NCATE-accredited program is specifically designed for students who wish to obtain an Indiana teaching license. Reciprocity agreements with other states help our graduates find employment all across the country. Along with being NCATE accredited, our program is also nationally recognized by NCATE.