Students majoring in Integrated Mathematics receive a solid foundation in mathematics with courses ranging from the calculus sequence to mathematical statistics and abstract algebra. Advanced courses in linear algebra and geometry as well as a mathematics teaching methods course fill out the mathematics requirement. Students also will take a variety of education courses covering education psychology, content area, as well as student teaching and principles of education. This major is designed to prepare students for a teaching career at the secondary school level and leads to licensure.
Students complete hands-on clinical and field-based experiences before they begin their student teaching. ODU education students complete their field experience and student teaching in a diverse group of settings, preparing them to teach in both public and private high schools.
Students benefit from the annual Education Interview Day job fair event where area school districts are invited to campus to interview potential teachers. This degree prepares students for licensure in teaching mathematics at the secondary school level. The flexibility of a liberal arts degree ensures that students in this major will have strong communication skills. When combined with the solid mathematics background, students who choose this major may find employment opportunities in a wide range of areas including banking, insurance, health care, marketing, government, as well as nonprofit organizations.
ODU students majoring in Integrated Mathematics are active in the following campus and national student organizations: Kappa Delta Pi and Math Club. Through these organizations, students are active in the community and in their academic area of interest, allowing them to gain marketable experience. Majors can also participate in tutoring in the Math Lab. They also can collaborate with faculty on projects.
Contact Dr. Theresa Holleran, Chair of the Division of Math, Computer and Natural Science, at email@example.com to learn more about the Integrated Math program and/or any of the other programs in this division such as Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science and Computer Information Systems.