Mathematics Teaching

Numbers and Meaning

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in mathematics teaching is a program designed for students with a passion for teaching and skills in mathematics. 

Teachers of mathematics help develop students’ quantitative skills, preparing them for their professional and personal lives.

At Olivet, students will study three levels of calculus, abstract algebra, modern college geometry and classroom management. 

Students will complete between 100 to 130 hours of field experiences. Once completed, they will spend 60 supervised days teaching in a real classroom.

Get involved in Math Club, or become a student member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Mathematics Teaching is Ideal for those Who Enjoy:

puzzle over math problems
explain math concepts to others
enjoy using both logic and creativity
love numbers and want to work with numbers every day
respond to the energy of young people and their fresh ideas
never tire of answering questions about math
then a career in math education may be for you

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Education at Olivet

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Specialized Education

From Art to Special Ed, Olivet students choose their area of focus, and spend valuable time as student and with students.

Math in Life

Many elementary, middle school and high school students say that math courses are their most difficult. Olivet math education grads excel in introducing students to the joys of learning.

Mentors and Professors

At Olivet, the classes are kept smaller, to ensure every student experience the one-on-one relationship with their academic mentors.

Tomorrow's Educators

The School of Education strives for responsiveness in keeping its programs current. Within the last three years, the Early Childhood, Elementary Education and Middle Grades programs have been revised to meet licensing and hiring requirements. The newest program is the Special Education Teacher Training Program with the first graduates in the Class of 2017.

Special Education Teacher Training Program


Olivet Nazarene University is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System through 2018. Olivet also holds the accreditation and approval of the nation’s top associations, including the Higher Learning Commission. The School of Education continues to update existing programs to meet and exceed the Illinois State Board of Education standards.

Professional Accreditation

Education with a Christian Purpose

The best way to see if Olivet is a good fit for you is to visit the campus. We offer unique, customized visit days every weekday, and special Purple & Gold days, too, where you can get up close at all things ONU.

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