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Middle Level Mathematics Education

Associate Degree

The Middle Level Mathematics Education (MLME) program is the first step towards a career in teaching middle school mathematics. This associate of arts in teaching degree prepares students for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program in a four-year institution.

The MLME program provides rigorous math course work, integrated educational technology, and experiences in a middle school environment. Students who pursue this degree will major in math and have the option to enroll in one of three minor areas of study: science, social science or English.

This pathway will enable graduates to obtain dual certification in mathematics and their minor field.

This program is offered at the Georgetown and Wilmington 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 middle 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. Analyze mathematical principles and theories as they relate to a variety of applications.
  3. Utilize knowledge of the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of adolescents in designing and delivering instruction.
  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!