The Major in Mathematics and Secondary Education is a program designed for and limited to students enrolled in the School of Education's teacher education program who are seeking certification at the middle and high school level and who wish to pursue mathematics as their content major.
The Mathematics and Secondary Education major program prepares students to become middle and high school mathematics teachers with strong backgrounds in mathematics and pedagogy. Graduates will be well prepared to become effective, caring teachers who will bring vision, focus and leadership to their schools.
The core curriculum requirements for education majors, and the university and state requirements for teacher certification, are described in the Undergraduate Bulletin.
Students planning to complete the certification requirements in secondary mathematics should consult with Dr. John Moyer, Dr. Peter Jones, Dr. Kim Factor or Dr. Marta Magiera, as well as with an adviser in the College of Education.
In order to satisfy subject matter requirements, the thirty-nine hours of mathematics are: MATH 1450, 1451, 2450, 2350, 3030, 3100, 4040, 4030, 4120, 4420, 4630, 4700, 4720 (or with consent of the department's Teacher Education Committee, 4300 or 4320).
In addition, MATH 3030 and COSC 1010 are required. MATH 3030 must be completed before student teaching. MATH 3030 is included in the "Professional Education Sequence" and cannot be used to fulfill the 39-hour requirement in mathematics.