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Mathematics Education at SNU

At SNU you will be prepared for a lifetime of coaching others through mathematical problem solving because of our unique approach to your learning. In addition to a standard range of mathematics courses, you will take three one-hour capstone courses designed to develop a strong set of mathematical skills that are anything but standard. In Junior Colloquium you will learn to read, report and orally present on math books and journal articles. An experience that will develop your understanding of math skills as well as sharpen your ability to communicate the math you have read. Senior Seminar is a semester long comprehensive problem solving “exam” where you will face all the math you have studied during your 4 years at SNU. While solving a large set of math problems, you will recall, review and integrate concepts and problem solving techniques from all of your university level mathematics courses. The final capstone course, Senior Research in Math, involves a one-on-one research project directed by one of the math faculty. You will be guided on your first real journey of creating “new” mathematics.

Mathematics Education Careers

When you graduate with your degree in mathematics education from SNU, you’ll have the preparation you need for a successful career in as a secondary math teacher in a public or private schools.

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Study Mathematics at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahoma

The Program

  • Accredited by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Small class sizes and individual attention from professors
  • Math teaching methods courses taught by award-winning secondary math teachers

The Professors

  • Research specialties in abstract algebra, combinatorics, linear algebra, and game theory
  • Faculty research mentors in the SNU Summer Research Experience
  • Include a professor who served as chair of an invited lecture committee for the Oklahoma-Arkansas Section of the Mathematical Association of America
  • Include a professor who was selected as a Mathematical Association of America Project NExT Fellow

The Preparation

  • 100% of our graduates passed the Oklahoma state content knowledge exam for 20+ years in a row 
  • 100% of our graduates who desired to teach were offered full-time positions for the first year following graduation

Our Nazarene Heritage

Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read More