What is Mathematics/Teaching?
Get paid classroom experience that will prepare you for a Bachelor of Education (BEd) program in Canada. You’ll spend at least two work terms (the equivalent of eight months) in the classroom, with additional work terms in the classroom or industry.
Open to all co-op students in the Faculty of Mathematics, you can apply to the program as a major in your second year. Choose a second teachable subject from the arts or sciences to match your passions, whether you’re into physics or prefer to parlez en français. By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to pursue your BEd, and on your way to teach at the intermediate/senior level (grades 7 to 12).
Experience a level of hands-on classroom involvement that’s totally unique to our Math/Teaching program. Before you even get in front of a class, you’ll get an introduction to how to teach math, taught by some experienced math teachers, and full of real, practicable advice on lesson planning and test setting.
“My favourite moments of my teaching terms have all been seeing students finally grasp a challenging concept – seeing their sudden realization of ‘Hey, I can do this’ is a reward in itself. The world is increasingly digital and data-driven, and teaching math puts us in a unique position to empower students to navigate an environment that could otherwise be extremely confusing.”
Your first year
All first-year students take a common selection of math courses called core courses. Normally in the fall term, students take:
- Classical Algebra (MATH 135 or MATH 145),
- Calculus 1 (MATH 137 or MATH 147), and
- Computer Science (CS) (one of CS 115, CS 135, or CS 145).
- A communications course
- One non-math elective*
*Note: For suggested electives and more information please visit our course selection page.
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Contact Carolyn Sedore for more information.