Thomas F. Kent, Ph.D.
Center for Natural and Health (CNHS) building, Room 318
(570) 348-6211 ext. 2278
Center for Natural and Health Science (CNHS) building, Room 320 A
Class of 2011
I am currently spending a majority of my week as a data analyst just outside of Chicago, building data bases for a major food and beverage company. What was great about Marywood was that I never felt like just another number in any of my classes. I never felt out of place asking questions and that allowed me to get a better understanding of any and all concepts that I can now use to further my career.
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B.S. in Mathematics/Secondary Education
Curriculum Guide (PDF)
In addition to the goals for mathematics majors, students in the B.S. in Math/Secondary Education program will:
- Know and understand mathematics substantially beyond that which they may be expected to teach.
- Be able to relate that mathematics to the world of the student.
- 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.
- Be able to plan and implement a program of learning in mathematics for students of varying backgrounds and abilities.
- Be able to evaluate the learning process through a variety of methods and set up an environment conducive to learning.
- Recognize learning disabilities and know the appropriate measures to take in such cases.
I. All courses in this list (28 credits)
|CS 142||Programming in C++||3|
|MATH 201||Calculus with Analytic Geometry I||3|
|MATH 202||Calculus with Analytic Geometry II||3|
|MATH 203||Calculus with Analytic Geometry III||3|
|MATH 204||Calculus with Analytic Geometry IV||3|
|MATH 220 (or 216)||Introduction to Probability and Statistics||3|
|MATH 271||Transition to Advanced Mathematics||3|
|MATH 321||Abstract Algebra||3|
|MATH 322, 322L||Linear Algebra||3|
|MATH 495||Senior Seminar||1|
II. Cognate requirement (4 credits)
Mathematics/Secondary Education majors must take PHYS 303, 303L. These courses satisfy Category III of the Liberal Arts Core Requirements.
|PHYS 303||General Physics I||3|
|PHYS 303L||General Physics I Lab||1|
Program Elective List A (6 credits)
Math/Secondary Education majors must take MATH 323 and 324.
|MATH 323||Theory of Numbers||3|
|MATH 324||College Geometry||3|
Program Elective List B (6 credits)
Math/Secondary Education majors must take MATH 219 and 411B.
|MATH 219||History of Mathematics||3|
|MATH 411B||Curriculum Methods in Mathematics||3|
All Marywood undergraduate students must have a minimum of 120 credits to graduate. Math majors must take enough general elective credits to meet this minimum before graduation.
IV. Education Courses (35 credits)
|EDUC 000||Field Experience (every semester)||0|
|EDUC 100/101||Introduction to Education I/II||.5, .5|
|PSY 252||Psychology of Adolescence||3|
|EDUC 311||Educational Psychology||3|
|EDUC 411A||Effective Instruction in Secondary and K-12 Education||3|
|EDUC 414||Social Foundations of Education||3|
|S ED 100||Characteristics of Students with Disabilities||3|
|S ED 300||Curriculum Adaptations (Taken while Student Teaching)||3|
|S ED 367||Behavior and Classroom Management||3|
|EDUC 561||Methods, Materials, and Assessment of ELL||3|
|EDUC 442||Student Teaching||9|
Note: The following courses MUST be taken as a block in one semester:
EDUC 005D, S ED 367, EDUC 311, EDUC 411A, EDUC 414.