Using the latest, research-based pedagogical strategies, learn to actively engage students in mathematics with a degree in mathematics teaching. This program prepares you to teach students in grades 9-12. In early and diversified field experiences, you will have significant opportunities to broaden and deepen your understandings of mathematics teaching and learning. Our program has top-level faculty who are recognized for their excellence in teaching. In addition to higher-level mathematics courses, you will complete five courses designed specifically for secondary mathematics teachers. This sequence of courses is unique to Clemson and makes our program exceptional in the preparation of teachers.
- Our department is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).
- Our students complete more than 100 hours in schools prior to student teaching.
- Our 72-day student teaching internship exceeds the state’s certification requirements for student teaching by 12 days.
WHAT YOU'LL STUDY
Field experiences and clinical practice are critical program components that allow you to apply your knowledge, skills and dispositions in a variety of classroom settings. Field placements are selected and structured with the aim of drawing on the richness of diversity that our location in Upstate South Carolina affords. These field placements are supported with course work that prepares you to cultivate the talent inherent in all students, with a particular focus on students who have been underserved in their mathematics schooling experiences. Field experiences represent a variety of early and ongoing school-based opportunities in which you may observe, assist, tutor, instruct or conduct applied research. These experiences extend the South Carolina Assisting, Developing and Evaluating Professional Teaching (ADEPT) performance standards into practice in school settings.
In your classes, you’ll have chances to participate in undergraduate research projects that will strengthen your connections between theory and the practice of teaching. Our focus is on preparing you to recognize, value and cultivate the talent in all the students you will teach. We have specially designed courses geared toward teaching mathematics content, and our mathematics-specific methods courses provide opportunities to deepen content knowledge and develop strategies to mathematically engage your future students at deep levels.
EXPERIENCES BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
The College of Education is committed to providing all students with purposeful, challenging and diverse experiences. It is through a range of carefully constructed, challenging and classroom-based instruction and field-based experiences that students recognize the inherent dignity and value of all individuals, promote equity in education and advocate on behalf of children, families and communities.
Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It's about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of our most recent students.
WHERE OUR RECENT GRADUATES HAVE GONE
Charleston County School District, S.C
Greenville County Schools, S.C.
Lexington-Richland School District 5, S.C.
Greenwood School District 50, S.C.
Dorchester School District Two, S.C.
Anderson School District Five, S.C.
School District of Oconee County, S.C.
School District of Pickens County, S.C.
RECENT POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
University of Connecticut
COMMON CAREER AREAS
- Most graduates go on to teach in the state and region while some continue with graduate education.
- High School (9th-12th)
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Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs