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Math Education

If you want to a career that combines your math skills with teaching, this degree will get you started.

This pre-major program prepares you to transfer at a junior standing to a Washington four-year college or university, where you’ll finish the education and training to become a secondary math teacher. You’ll complete the first two years of work toward a bachelor’s degree, including calculus and education courses, as well as general education requirements.

With a degree in secondary math education, you could become certified to teach math to students in middle school or high school.

SFCC is a MESA College

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SFCC offers extra support and career development to students pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math programs through MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement).

What You’ll Learn

  • Express mathematical ideas in multiple ways such as numerically, symbolically, graphically and verbally
  • Create mathematical models to use in problem solving situations. Use appropriate technology to solve these problems.
  • Communicate their results in verbal and written form when presenting solutions involving quantitative information
  • Apply fundamental concepts of functions, rates of change and accumulation of change
  • Analyze data and numerical information to evaluate, interpret, and draw objective conclusions when facing quantitative problems
  • Develop a personal philosophy for the teaching of mathematics based upon their own experience and an understanding of historical, social and philosophical foundations of mathematics

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point to create a personal education plan customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
Need more details? Check out the degree worksheet for the Associate in Math Education DTA/MRP. Course descriptions and course learning outcomes can be found in our online catalogue.

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Total Credits: 90

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
MATH& 151
Calculus I
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
Total Credits
 
15

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
EDUC& 202
Introduction to Education
5
ENGL& 102
Composition II
5
MATH& 152
Calculus II
5
Total Credits
 
15

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CMST& 101
Introduction to Communication
5
MATH& 153
Calculus III
5
Choose 1 course from:
ASL& 121
American Sign Language I
5
CMST 226
Gender Communication
5
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
MATH 220
Elementary Linear Algebra
5
PE 106
Yoga Fitness
1
Choose 1 course from:
ART 108
Ancient/Medieval Art
5
ART 112
Non-Western Art
5
FILM 224
Contemporary Global Cinema
5
MUSC 106
History of Popular Music
5
Choose 1 course from:
ASTR& 101
Introduction to Astronomy
5
PHYS 100
Introductory Physics
5
Total Credits
 
16

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ECON 100
Fundamentals of Economics
5
MATH& 254
Calculus IV
5
PE 106
Yoga Fitness
1
Choose 1 course from:
CHEM 116
Reactions: Our Actions and Inactions
5
ENVS& 101
Intro to Environmental Science
5
GEOL& 100
Survey of Earth Science
5
Total Credits
 
16

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
HLTH 174
First Aid
3
Choose 1 course from:
ASL& 121
American Sign Language I
5
DRMA& 101
Introduction to Theater
5
ENGL 259
African American Literature
5
Choose 1 course from:
ANTH& 100
Survey of Anthropology
5
GEOG& 100
Introduction to Geography
5
HIST& 116
Western Civilization I
5
POLS 125
Introduction to Global Issues
5
SOC& 101
Introduction to Sociology
5
Total Credits
 
13

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
To see the requirements for the AA-DTA/MRP in Math Education, click here, then scroll down and click on Associate of Mathematics Education.

Maximum estimated costs for completing this program

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    9,544
  • Non-Resident

    $
    17,651
  • International

    $
    21,823
  • Books

    $
    2,201
  • Course Fees

    $
    53
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,511

  • The amounts listed for tuition and lab & course fees reflects a maximum estimated cost and may be lower based on courses selected.
  • The amount listed for books is a maximum estimated cost based on the price of new textbooks purchased during the previous school year. Costs may be lower based on student choices and availability (used books vs new, rental vs purchase).
  • For more information about costs, visit our page How Much Does It Cost?

  • Vicki Moore
    Vicki Moore
    Stem Pathway Specialist
    Vicki.Moore@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-4150

  • Charles Bland
    Charles Bland
    Mlc/Mesa Program Assistant
    Charles.Bland@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3441
  • Chris Cary
    Chris Cary
    Mathematics
    A.A., Spokane Falls Community College; B.A., Eastern Washington University; M.A.T., University of Idaho; Additional Studies, Whitworth College
    Chris.Cary@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3265
  • Michael Gaul
    Michael Gaul
    Mathematics
    B.S., M.S., University of Washington
    Michael.Gaul@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3677
  • Jessica Hoppe
    Jessica Hoppe
    Mathematics
    B.S., Saginaw Valley State University; M.I.T., Gonzaga University; M.S., Eastern Washington University; Ph.D., Washington State University
    Jessica.Hoppe@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3655
  • Peter Wildman
    Peter Wildman
    Mathematics
    B.A., Occidental College; M.S., New Mexico State University; Additional studies: California State University Los Angeles
    Peter.Wildman@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3481

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Peter Wildman

Faculty
Peter.Wildman@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3481
Building 18, Room 206

Vicki Moore

Pathways Specialist
Vicki.Moore@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-4150
Building 28, room 115