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American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(3), 268-272
DOI: 10.12691/education-4-3-7
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Topic Needs in Advanced Mathematics Courses of Bachelor in Secondary Education – Mathematics Students

Oscar L. Barboza1,

1Mathematics Coordinator, Secondary Education Department, College of Teacher Education, Quirino State University, Philippines

Pub. Date: March 16, 2016

Cite this paper:
Oscar L. Barboza. Topic Needs in Advanced Mathematics Courses of Bachelor in Secondary Education – Mathematics Students. American Journal of Educational Research. 2016; 4(3):268-272. doi: 10.12691/education-4-3-7

Abstract

This study presents the topic needs in the Advanced Mathematics courses of the Bachelor in Secondary Education (BSE) program major in Mathematics. The study sought topics needed by prospective Mathematics teachers in the Secondary based on the Commission on Higher Education framework and the National Competency-Based Teacher Standards (NCBTS) for the BSE Program relative to the Philippine Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET). It was found out that most of the topics in each of the courses offered in the program conform to the aforementioned standards. However, there are topics which were found to be less needed. Hence, a revisit to the existing course content is highly wanting through proper and correct benchmarking procedures. Moreover, the introduction of softwares in Mathematics, especially in Statistics, was also recommended.

Keywords:
advanced mathematics courses bachelor of secondary education program learning competencies

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