Mathematics/Secondary Education, Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements for Mathematics/Secondary Education Majors (48 credits)

In addition to the goals of Mathematics majors above, students in this program will:

  1. know and understand mathematics substantially beyond that which they may be expected to teach;
  2. be able to relate that mathematics to the world of the student;
  3. be able to make the pupil aware of the role of mathematics in our culture and of the relationship between mathematics and the natural and social sciences;
  4. be able to plan and implement a program of learning in mathematics for students of varying backgrounds and abilities;
  5. be able to evaluate the learning process through a variety of methods and set up an environment conducive to learning;
  6. recognize learning disabilities and know the appropriate measures to take in such cases.

Required Courses:

CS 142Programming in C++

3

MATH 211Calculus I

4

MATH 212Calculus II

4

MATH 213Calculus III

4

MATH 219History of Mathematics

3

 

MATH 155Statistics for Behavioral/Social Science

3

Or

MATH 220Introduction to Probability and?Statistics

3

 

MATH 321Abstract Algebra

3

MATH 322Linear Algebra

2

MATH 322LLinear Algebra Lab

1

MATH 323Theory of Numbers

3

MATH 324College Geometry

3

MATH 411BCurriculum Methods and Materials in?Mathematics

3

MATH 420Discrete Mathematics

3

MATH 495Senior Seminar

1

PHYS 303General Physics I

3

PHYS 303LGeneral Physics I Lab

1

PHYS 304General Physics II

3

PHYS 304LGeneral Physics II Laboratory

1

Education Requirements for Math/Secondary Ed (35 credits):

EDUC 000

0

EDUC 005D

1

EDUC 100Introduction to Education

1

EDUC 101Introduction to Education

0.5

PSYC 252Psychology of Adolescence

3

EDUC 311Educational Psychology

3

EDUC 411AEffective Instructn Secondary/PK-12 Ed?K-12 Education

3

EDUC 414Social Foundations of Education

3

 

EDUC 442AStudent Teaching Elementary

8

Or

EDUC 442BStudent Teaching Special Education

8

Or

EDUC 442C

8

Or

EDUC 442DStudent Teaching Early Childhood?Education

8

Or

EDUC 442EStudent Teaching Art

8

Or

EDUC 442F

8

Or

EDUC 442GStudent Teaching English

8

Or

EDUC 442HStudent Teaching Foreign Language

8

Or

EDUC 442IStudent Teaching Social Studies

8

Or

EDUC 442JStudent Teaching Family and Consumer?Science

8

Or

EDUC 442K

8

Or

EDUC 442LStudent Teaching Mathematics

8

Or

EDUC 442MStudent Teaching Music

8

Or

EDUC 442NStudent Teaching Health/Physical?Education

8

Or

EDUC 442O

8

Or

EDUC 442PStudent Teaching Communications

8

Or

EDUC 442QStudent Teaching Science

8

 

EDUC 461Meth Assessment/ESL

3

SPED 100Characteristics of Students With Mild?Disabilities

3

SPED 300Curriculum Adaptations

3

SPED 367Behavior and Classroom Management

3

EDUC 005D, EDUC 311, EDUC 411A, EDUC 414, EDUC 461: requires upper level screening

SPED 300: taken with student teaching

General Electives: An additional 2 credits of general electives are required for graduation.

Students should consult the Education Department for a description of admission and retention criteria.

The curriculum requirements discussed in this section are subject to change, based on guidelines established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.