Accelerated Secondary Education - Mathematics (Acc)

One of the reasons mathematics is so appealing is because it’s irrefutable. In our program, you’ll find satisfaction in discovering the best way to get your students to the right answer, all while enjoying the challenge of complicated problems. Throughout the program, you’ll learn how to use computers and computer systems in the classroom to enhance problem solving. You’ll explore the relationship between a Christian worldview and a technological science. Every step of the way, you’ll have experienced professors guiding you. And even though numbers may be your thing, you’re certainly not a number at Concordia – you’re a student who’ll get to know your professors and receive meaningful mentorship, providing a workable model for the future relationships you’ll form with your students.

The accelerated courses can be scheduled to complete this program in 3 years or at the pace you prefer.

Program Learning Outcomes

1. Learner Development: The teacher understands how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas, and designs and implements developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences (Human Relations, Pedagogical Knowledge) 

2. Learning Differences : The teacher uses understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures and communities to ensure inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards. (Human Relations, Pedagogical Knowledge) 

3. Learning Environments: The teacher works with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning, and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation. (Teaching Practice, Human Relations)

4. Content Knowledge: The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content. (Content Knowledge)

5. Application of Content:  The teacher understands how to connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.

6. Assessment Strategies: The teacher understands and uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher’s and learner’s decision making. (Content Knowledge, Pedagogical Knowledge)

7. Planning for Instruction: The teacher plans instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the community context. (Content Knowledge, Pedagogical Knowledge)

8. Instructional Strategies: The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways. (Pedagogical Knowledge, Communication Skills, Teaching Practice)

9. Professional Learning and Ethical Practice: The teacher engages in ongoing professional learning and uses evidence to continually evaluate his/her practice, particularly the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner.

10. Leadership and Collaboration: The teacher seeks appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals, and community members to ensure learner growth, and to advance the profession.

11.  Character/Faith Development: All teachers model a value system which emphasizes moral and ethical character. Teachers in Christian schools integrate faith and learning while modeling Christian mission and service with a biblical worldview. Lutheran teachers adhere to the doctrine and practice of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. (Human Relations, Professional Dispositions, Content Knowledge)

Curriculum 

Undergraduate Core Requirements - Public Education44
Public Education Major69
Public Education Electives7
Undergraduate Core Requirements - Lutheran Teacher Diploma47
Lutheran Teacher Diploma Major75
Total Hours - Public Education120
Total Hours - Lutheran Teacher Diploma or Christian Teacher Certificate122

Core Curriculum - 44 - 47 Credits

Concordia Common Core

Theology - Public Education
REL 100The Bible3
REL 110Christian Faith3
Theology - Lutheran (LTD) & Christian (CTC)
REL 201Old Testament3
REL 203New Testament3
REL 204Biblical Theology3
CCE 130Christian Citizen3
CCE 140Science & Humanity3
CCE 110Western Culture & Worldview3
CCE 120Western Thought & Worldview3
Liberal Arts Dimensions
COMM 201Interpersonal Communication3
ENG 210College Writing3
MATH 119Number Sense: Teaching Pre K-9 (Counts as core mathematics course)3
REL 383Gospel of Luke3
ED 1102Foundations of Education3
HHP 215Fit & Well2
ART 105Art3
or MUS 171 Creative Arts: Music
SCI 175Introduction to Environmental Science3
ED 1103Human Relations for Teachers3

Mathematics Education Curriculum - 69 credits

Theoretical and Practical Component - 15 credits
ED 1230Nature of the Exceptional Child3
ED 1275Human Learning3
ED 4340The Art and Science of Assessment and Instruction 13
ED 4374Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Mathematics - Secondary 1, 23
ED 4411The Profession and Ethics of Teaching 13
Mathematics Component - 32 credits
Number Sense: Teaching Pre K-9 (Counts as core mathemathics course)
MATH 120Data & Space: Teaching Pre K-93
MATH 128College Algebra3
MATH 150Trigonometry3
MATH 201Calculus I4
MATH 202Calculus II4
MATH 205Statistics I3
MATH 313Math in the Middle School3
MATH 321Abstract Algebra3
MATH 331Geometry3
MATH 495Mathematics Education Senior Seminar3
Clinicals and Student Teaching Component - 22 credits
ED 4501Clinical Field Experience 13
ED 4502Clinical Field Experience 23
ED 4507Clinical Field Experience 7 1, 23
Student Teaching Component (Take these courses in the same semester)
ED 4414Portfolio Completion-Secondary 11
ED 4433
ED 4434
Secondary Ed Student Teaching 1
and Secondary Ed Student Teaching 2 1
12
Lutheran (LCMS Members) Teacher Diploma Requirements
ED 2306Teaching the Faith3
REL 404Lutheran Confessions3
Christian Teacher Certification Requirements
ED 2306Teaching the Faith3
Select one of the following:3
Lutheran Confessions
Law and Gospel in the Life of the Church
A Survey of Christian Thought
Christian Apologetics
Christ and Culture
1

Course Requires Upper Division Status.

2

"The Block" classes are taken during the same semester.