This recognition from both the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) provides full accreditation until 2020 for all three initial preparation programs in mathematics: Mathematics (5-adult), Middle School Mathematics (5-9), and the Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics (5-adult).
In order to receive accreditation, the programs must demonstrate that students are competent mathematicians themselves as well as competent teachers of mathematics. In addition to being evaluated on their understanding of mathematics content, students in the programs must also exhibit professionalism and show that their teaching has had a positive impact on student learning.
The mission of the mathematics degree program is to equip students with analytical and problem-solving skills for careers or graduate study. Students in the program should expect to learn to communicate ideas effectively, assimilate new information, and to be self-reliant learners. In addition, FSU’s mathematics education programs prepare students to meet current expectations for classroom teachers. The programs help students extend their own knowledge of mathematics while also providing numerous opportunities for practice in becoming a skilled teacher.
For more information about mathematics education at Fairmont State University, visit http://www.fairmontstate.edu/collegeofscitech/academics/math-program or contact Stephanie Jones at Stephanie.Jones@fairmontstate.edu.