Mathematics Education Course, Primary and Secondary Education
Mathematics is a shared, world language. Become a teacher who can adapt to the global age
The Mathematics Education Course in the Primary and Secondary Education Major strives to cultivate elementary and junior high school teachers who have excellent teaching skills and can play a central role in the teaching of math in the future. We focus on improving students’ math skills and deepening their understanding of math education by enabling them to think logically, to understand what is important, and to think about how best to teach class content so that it will be most easily understood.
- Individuals who have adequately acquired fundamental academic skills in high school, and have completed math courses through Math III.
- Individuals who are cheerful and cooperative, and have strong communication skills to interact with various types of people.
- Individuals who are eager to study specialized math knowledge and practical skills related to mathematics education.
- Individuals who are creative and innovative and who want to convey the fun and excitement of math to children and youth.
- Individuals who can actively try to address various math problems using their specialized knowledge.
Educational Goals 1
Learn specialized knowledge required for math education
Our primary goal is to train future teachers who will play a central role in the field of math in elementary schools. Toward that end, students strive to acquire the basic approaches of contemporary math and mathematical sensibilities, as well as gain advanced specialized knowledge in fields that include algebra, geometry, mathematical analysis, probability theory, computer science, and math education.
These fields set the stage for educational practice backed up by mathematical knowledge.
Educational Goals 2
Acquire practical research skills grounded in specialized knowledge
Students will learn both mathematical theory and the practice of math education at every level from elementary school to high school. They will also be equipped with methods of practical research in educational content and education methods so that they will be able to conduct practical research in real-world education settings as teachers responsible for math education.
Educational Goals 3
Cultivating practical teaching skills through teaching practicum
Students will acquire practical teaching skills by experiencing a series of teaching practicum over the course of four years, from an observation-based practicum (compulsory for freshmen) to Internships I and II (electives for sophomores), a basic teaching practicum (compulsory for juniors), and Internships II and III (electives for juniors and seniors). We provide support by conducting periodic interviews with supervisors using an electronic portfolio.
Areas of Study
Algebra, Geometry, Mathematical Analysis, Applied Mathematics, Math Education