Secondary Teacher Certification

The Secondary Education Mathematics preparation program develops mathematical expertise and prepares students to work in secondary classrooms within our region and state. The curriculum adheres to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission's guidelines and standards, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the Regents Principles for the Preparation of Teachers. This mathematics track aligns with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards.

Why should I enroll in the Secondary Teacher Certification at Coastal Georgia?

The mathematics faculty members at Coastal Georgia are committed to producing mathematics teachers with a robust conceptual understanding of mathematics, who will function as leaders in their schools and communities upon graduation.

You can expect small class sizes and a personalized education to help you achieve your personal goals.
You can expect close interactions with mathematics faculty who genuinely want you to succeed.
You can expect mathematics classes that will enhance your critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
You can expect classroom instruction and clinical experiences to strengthen your pedagogical content knowledge, content knowledge, and classroom management skills.
You can expect excellent GACE preparation.

What can I do when I graduate?

Our Secondary Education Mathematics program will refine your analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Upon graduation, you will be well-equipped to teach middle and high school mathematics to all students. Future employers will highly value the skills you have acquired in the program (e.g., mathematics content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, and classroom management). If you decide that teaching is not for you, there are a multitude of exciting and rewarding careers that you can pursue with your mathematics degree that has this concentration.

Coastal Georgia students in class

What will I learn?

You will learn the foundations of Mathematics (e.g., Calculus I-III, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Logic and Proof, Discrete Mathematics, Abstract Algebra, Complex Variables, Number Theory, and Real Analysis). Also, you will learn teaching methodology, how to actively engage diverse student populations with various ability levels in the learning process, and how to integrate technology appropriately into mathematics lessons. Moreover, you will learn the theory behind how students best learn mathematics and current mathematical best practices. You will also have the opportunity to fine-tune your written and oral skills to prepare you to communicate to students and stakeholders effectively.