# Mathematics & Computer Science: Mathematics/Secondary Education Program

## Program Contact:

DP Adhikari, Ph.D.

adhikari@maryu.marywood.edu

Center for Natural and Health Science (CNHS) building, Room 339

(570) 348-6211 ext. 2375

### Administrative Assistant:

Marcie Gaughan

mgaughan@marywood.edu

Center for Natural and Health Science (CNHS) building, Room 350

(570) 348-6265

## Sarah A. Yeust

**Class of 2013**

I am currently a secondary mathematics teacher in the Blue Ridge School District. Attending Marywood University for my Mathematics/Secondary Education degree was an excellent decision. The friendships formed, as well as the small class size and personal attention, enriched my learning and made for a memorable four years!”

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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)

Course | Title | 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.

Course | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

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)

Course | Title | 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 |

Characteristics of Students with Disabilities | 3 | |

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.**