Mathematics & Computer Science: Mathematics/Secondary Education Program

Office Hours:

9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Program Contact:

DP Adhikari, Ph.D.
Center for Natural and Health Science (CNHS) building, Room 339

(570) 348-6211 ext. 2375

Jillian Rosencrantz

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Class of 2013

I am currently a mathematics teacher. One of my favorite memories is bonding with the "Math Square and the Arbitrary Point". Other favorite memories include the Math Department picnics and developing a relationship with my professors that some students will never have an opportunity to do.

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B.S. in Mathematics/Secondary Education

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.

Course Requirements

All Current Curriculum Guides

I. Required courses (40 credits)

CS 142 Programming in C++ 3
MATH 155 or 220 Statistics 3
MATH 211 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 4
MATH 212 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
MATH 213 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 4
MATH 219 History of Mathematics 3
MATH 321 Abstract Algebra 3
MATH 322 & L Linear Algebra 3
MATH 323 Theory of Numbers 3
MATH 324 College Geometry 3
MATH 411 B Curriculum methods & Materials 3
MATH 420 Discrete Mathematics 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

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.

III. General Education Courses (35 credits)

EDUC 000 Field Experience (ongoing) 0
EDUC 005D* Practicum IV Secondary/PK-12 1
EDUC 100/101 Introduction to Education .5, .5
PSYC 252 Adolescent Psychology 3
EDUC 311* Educational Psychology 3
EDUC 411A* Effective Instruction in Secondary and K-12 Education 3
EDUC 414* Social Foundations 3
SPED 100 Characteristics of Students with Disabilities 3
SPED 300** Curriculum Adaptations (Taken while Student Teaching) 3
SPED 367* Behavior and Classroom Management 3
EDUC 461* Methods, Materials, and Assessment for Teaching ESL 3
EDUC 442 A-Q* Student Teaching 9

Note: The following courses MUST be taken as a block in one semester:
EDUC 005D*, EDUC 311*, EDUC 411A*, EDUC 414*, and SPED 367*.

*Upper-level course:  requires successful completion of sophomore screening.
**Course taken with student teaching.