Education (BA)

Secondary Math

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Secondary Math

The major in mathematics education is designed to prepare Christian teachers qualified to teach mathematics subjects to teenagers in grades 7 through 12. Emphasis is placed on thorough mastery of the important mathematical concepts. Ability to do college-level math reasoning problems is expected. Professional preparation in education skills will enable the student to apply classroom learning to a classroom setting. Computer adaptation useful to the math classroom will also be emphasized. This major may also serve as preparation for other than classroom careers in mathematics. (Students who do not have adequate high school background in mathematics or who do not demonstrate adequate mathematics comprehension and skills as measured on a standardized test can expect to take preliminary mathematics courses that do not count toward their major.)

Because all of the concentration courses required for these fields may not be offered at Hobe Sound Bible College, courses can be taken at another accredited institution or through our long distance department and transferred to HSBC to be applied toward this degree.

General Requirements

Students will have immediate and continuing contact with adolescents and their learning environment. In the sophomore year, each student is required to spend one hour per week observing in the following areas: classroom, high school chapel, class meetings, or other special activities approved by the chairperson. The majority of this time will be spent in classroom observation. In the junior year two hours per week will be spent helping a classroom teacher in the following areas: attendance, audio-visuals, tutoring, evaluating, and teaching. Supervised student teaching (6 credit hours) is accomplished during the fourth year. The High School Department of HSCA will be the demonstration-learning laboratory for the future secondary teacher.
Education majors must earn at least a C in all courses in “professional education” and in their “major” in order for the credit to count toward a degree.


1. The student will demonstrate, in their spiritual, intellectual, and social growth, lives filled with the Holy Spirit.
2. The student will explain the biblical and philosophical basis for Christian education.
3. The student will portray a true Christian worldview while seeking to integrate all truth with the Word of God.
4. The student will possess a framework of professional attitudes, skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to serve in the ministry of Christian education.
5. The student will acquire teaching skills through practicum experiences and student teaching.
6. The student will acquire mastery of mathematical concepts in order to teach mathematics subjects to grades 7 through 12.

Complete Course List

Bible Core (30 hrs)

Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Foundations of Faith
Theology of Holiness
Contemp Issues/Holy Living
Bible Elective

General Education Core (45 hrs)

Christian Service Class
English Composition
Rhetoric and Research
History of Civilization I or II
Lifespan Development
Philosophical Studies
General Psychology
Public Speaking
Fine Arts Elective
Foreign Language
Historical Perspective Elective
Information Technology Elective
Literature Elective
Math Elective
Science Elective

Professional Ed Core (25 hrs)

Teaching Bible
Educating Exceptional Learners
Teaching Math in Secondary Schools
Supervised Student Teaching
Materials and Methods
Foundations of Education
Fundamentals of Education
Educational Psychology

Math Major (30 hrs)

College Algebra
Calculus I
Calculus II
Linear Algebra
History of Mathematics
Abstract Algebra
Number Theory
Modern Geometry
Probability and Statistics

Admission Requirements

Education: Graduation from high school is the basic requirement for entrance. It is recommended that high school graduates have successfully completed at least four units in English, three units in Science, three units in Mathematics and three units in Social Studies. Students graduating from A.C.E. and other nontraditional schools should have completed the requirements for a college entrance diploma.

Students, who have an equivalent of a high school education, may be admitted if they have successfully passed the General Educational Development (G.E.D.) test. Anyone presenting a G.E.D. must be at least 18 years of age and must have a minimum score of 410 on each of the five tests and an average standard score of 450 on all five tests. (Total standard points required to pass = 2250)

Homeschooled students seeking admission to HSBC are required to submit official transcripts from reputable home school organizations documenting the completion of all academic work necessary for a high school diploma. If this is not possible, the student may be required to take the G.E.D. test.

Tests: All applicants are required to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT)with writingprior to being admitted to school. HSBC prefers the ACT. These tests are used for counseling and advising purposes.

Hobe Sound Bible College has been assigned the following test code numbers: The American College Test (ACT)5471. The CLEP5306 and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)5306.

Course Schedule

Year #1 (Fall Semester)

Orientation (NC)
Old Testament Survey (3)
Christian Service Class (3)
English Composition (3)
History of Civilization I (3)
Foundations of Education (3)


Year #1 (Spring Semester)

New Testament Survey (3)
Fundamentals of Ed (3)
Rhetoric and Research (3)
General Psychology (3)
Public Speaking (3)
Elective (3)

Year #2 (Fall Semester)

Pentateuch (3)
Math Major Course (3)
Math Major Course (3)
Foundations of Faith (3)
Lifespan Development (3)
Elective (3)

Year #2 (Spring Semester)

Gospels (3)
Teaching Bible (2)
Educating Exceptional Learners (2)
College Algebra (3)
Theology of Holiness (3)
Elective (3)

Year #3 (Fall Semester)

Acts (3)
Math Major Course (3)
Math Major Course (3)
Educational Psychology (3)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)

Year #3 (Spring Semester)

Romans (3)
Math Major Course (3)
Math Major Course (3)
Contemporary Issues in Holy Living (1)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)

Year #4 (Fall Semester)

Philosophical Studies (3)
Teaching Math in Secondary Schools (3)
Materials & Methods (3)
Math Major Course (3)
Math Major Course (3)
Elective (3)

Year #4 (Spring Semester)

Student Teaching (6)
Math Major Course (3)
Elective (3)

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