Integrated Mathematics

Good math teachers add so much to student’s lives as they cross the great divide from adolescence to young adulthood. Sometimes the biggest take-away is not the lesson taught, but the concept learned. Miami University’s Teaching, Curriculum, and Educational Inquiry department prepares future teachers who have a developing passion for the skill and art of teaching, a commitment to educational equity, and a heart for students. Our students enjoy the benefits of a cohort-based approach to teaching methods and pedagogy, along with intense preparation in mathematics content. We also provide courses that teach you how to teach students with special needs.

Course Requirements

Advantages of Miami University’s Integrated Mathematics Program

  • The program is designed for you to complete in 4 years. You will have your teaching license at the end of your program and will be prepared to immediately enter the field of education.
  • You will receive the personal attention that Miami is known for through the benefit of small classes, and the opportunity to interact with faculty inside and outside of the classroom.
  • An intense, practice-based curriculum where you gain extensive field observations and 16-weeks of practice-based learning in student teaching.
  • A strong emphasis on content and the opportunity to double major – many mathematics education majors also complete a second major in mathematics content.
  • Preparation to teach all types of learners in your classroom. Additional opportunities are available to get an even more in-depth understanding—including a TELLs Teaching English Language Learners ) certificate and a minor in Special Education.
  • Technology integration not only enhances our students' learning experiences on campus but also provides opportunities to implement strategies in the field classrooms. TeachLive, etutoring, and Project Backpack are some of the innovative technology tools our students use.
  • An award-winning Urban Cohort program that allows you to specialize in teaching children and youth in urban school settings.
  • Our program is not only focused on education in the United States, but also provides numerous international opportunities that inspire global engagement.

Program Admission and Licensure Information

Students declare a pre-major in a teacher education program at the time of university admission or as soon as possible. After meeting the criteria of acceptance, students apply for a cohort—a group of students selected to experience methods courses and field experiences together.

Miami's Department of Teaching, Curriculum, and Educational Inquiry is fully accredited by the Ohio Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. While Miami participates in licensure of teachers through an interstate agreement, if you are planning to teach in another state, you should contact that state's certification office so you can apply for certification or licensure in that state.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to apply knowledge of mathematics content to critique the reasoning of others.
  • Students will be able to use the language of mathematics to express mathematical ideas to multiple audiences.
  • Students will be able to make instructional decisions using formative assessments.
  • Students will be able to analyze and apply existing research in planning instruction.
  • Students will be able to utilize resources from professional mathematics education organizations to inform practice.
  • Students will be able to utilize professional development resources to inform lesson planning.

More About Math Education

Meaningful Math Education - with Todd Edwards

To a lot of people, math is notorious for seeming like it’s tedious, difficult, and even a scary subject. But according to Todd Edwards, a professor of mathematics education, it doesn’t have to be. His goal is to make math meaningful by connecting it to the lives of his students in ways that matter. He is also a big fan of writing, which he uses to teaches the historical and cultural sides of math.

Choosing Integrated Mathematics

Gabby Trojanowski

Gabby Trojanowski

Integrated Mathematics Education major

”As someone who always enjoyed school and any opportunity to help my peers learn through tutoring and dance lessons, education had been on my mind as I approached college...

“My courses at Miami then confirmed my decision when I heard about all the research being done in education to improve the way teachers can serve students in mathematics. My eyes have been opened to different ways to teach math that I never was exposed to in my personal experience, such as reading and writing about mathematical ideas. Finding a field where I would continually learn was of the utmost importance to me, and choosing my AYA Mathematics Education degree secured a path where I knew I could do just that.”