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Math Secondary Education

Associate Degree Program

If you enjoy mathematics and working with young people, teaching at the high school level might be for you.  Become a high school mathematics  teacher by completing this degree and transferring to a four year college to finish. Successful graduates of this program will be able to transfer seamlessly to the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, or Wesley College to complete their bachelor’s degree in mathematics secondary education. Students also have the option of pursuing a BA or BS in mathematics at the University of Delaware.

Enter this exciting world. Make a difference. Touch a life. Touch the future. Teach.

This program is offered at the Dover and Stanton Campuses.

What You Can Do
  • Upon completion of your associate degree, you can work as a paraeducator in the school system.
  • Upon completion of your bachelor’s degree, you can work as a high school mathematics teacher.
What You Will Earn
  • Upon completion of an associate degree as a paraeducator, an average competitive starting salary of $19,806 
  • Upon completion of a bachelor’s degree, an average competitive starting salary of $35,854
What You Will Learn

Upon completing your academic program, you will have developed the following knowledge and skills:

Program Graduate Competencies

The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.

  1. Employ mathematical strategies to solve algebraic, geometric, trigonometric, and calculus problems.
  2. Prove or disprove mathematical statements using formal arguments.
  3. Apply knowledge of the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of adolescents.
  4. Access and implement educational technology.

Core Curriculum Competencies

The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as an associate degree graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.

  1. Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
  2. Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
  3. Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
  5. Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate and use information effectively.
  6. Use computer technology appropriate to the field.
  7. Use scientific and mathematical reasoning appropriate to the technology.

Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree?

This is a Connected Degree program that enables you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior. See an academic counselor for details!