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Whether in public schools, Christian schools, or on the mission field, mathematics teachers are in high demand. The shortage of math instructors and the resulting impact on education quality is a cause of major concern. Reports from study groups have demonstrated how shortages of qualified math and science teachers affect the quality of education and, consequently, the future of the nation as a whole.

Our Math Education program equips you to impart students with important life-skills that are essential to their future success. You’ll receive a strong biblical foundation along with all the math education tools you’ll need to effectively minister to young lives in the classroom.

You’ll benefit from the practical way in which we connect the content of your math courses to the material you will be teaching.

Download a printable Seconday Math PDF here.

Core courses
BBC gives you that strong foundation to understand and apply biblical truth through 36 hours of Bible and theology courses. A required set of General Studies courses supplements that foundation and enables you to consider the world in which you will minister. You will build on that with 35 credit hours studying deeper math disciplines and determining how you can best apply your unique strengths, gifts, and abilities. The core math courses in the program include:

Abstract Algebra
Calculus I-IV
College Geometry
Discrete Mathematics
Linear Algebra
Mathematics Seminar
Number Theory
Probability and Statistics
Real Analysis

Many options after graduation
You will earn a Bachelor of Science with a major in Secondary Education. You will graduate having completed coursework equivalent to a double major in Bible and Secondary Education. You may elect to receive a B.S. in Bible instead.

You will receive certification from the Association of Christian Schools International to teach Mathematics in grades 7-12. You will also be eligible to apply for Pennsylvania state certification, which will allow you to teach in public schools. The state of Pennsylvania shares certification reciprocity with many other states, most likely enabling you to teach in the state of your choice.

Many graduates go further with master’s and doctorate degrees. Some have chosen to pursue their graduate studies BBC's Master of Education program. Other graduates have attended various graduate schools to study a wide range of programs including curriculum and instruction, counseling, and administration. 

Additionally, a strong background in mathematics will be an asset in finding employment in the insurance industry, governmental agencies, business, and law enforcement.

What they say
“I appreciate the Math Education concentration because it is consistent with the mission of BBC as a whole. The program is teaching me how to take my love for mathematics and turn it into a tool to reach kids for Christ.. If ministry is as important to you as math, then you should seriously look at BBC.”
- Audrey Barto, BBC student

“One of the great benefits in the Math Education program is smaller class sizes. Even advanced math classes at larger schools can have large numbers of students. We offer an opportunity to work closely with faculty and provide a biblical worldview.”
- Dr. John Best, Associate Professor of Mathematics

“I am in the Math Education program because I enjoy math and would love to teach it in the future. The program here at BBC really prepares you for doing that. Small class sizes enable you to get more personalized help, and the professors teach in a way that you can take what you learn to the classroom and be able to teach concepts in a comprehensible way. In addition to that, we have great Bible classes that prepare us for the future.”
- Jessica Forman, BBC student

Learn more
For details about the Math Education program, contact Dr. John Best.