In article <20101204185305.P51343@agora.rdrop.com>, William Elliot <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Modern teachers don't learn mathematics. Instead they take teaching and > at best, teaching math classes.
Well, that's conventional wisdom among those who don't know what they are writing about. It is simply not true. Typically a student intending to be certified to teach High School math is essentially a math major. The only difference is in the handful of elective courses which, instead of being math, are education classes.