Graduates of this program will:
- Know and understand mathematics substantially beyond that which they may be expected to teach;
- Relate that mathematics to the world of the student;
- Make the pupil aware of the role of mathematics in our culture and of the relationship between mathematics and the natural and social sciences;
- Plan and implement a program of learning in mathematics for students of varying backgrounds and abilities;
- 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.
For the Math/Secondary Education major, 66 credits are required in the core curriculum. Students interested in the Math/Secondary Education program should consult the Education Department for a description of admission and retention criteria. The curriculum is subject to change, based on guidelines established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
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Wen Cheng, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Information Security
Machine Learning; Data Mining; Statistic Modeling; Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; Pattern Recognition; Imaging Processing and Analysis; Big Data
Fall 2017 (August 28, 2017 to December 11, 2017) - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. or by appointment. Please email Dr. Cheng to make an appointment.
Craig M. Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics
Fall 2017 (August 28, 2017 to December 11, 2017) - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment. Please email Dr. Johnson to make an appointment.
Dhanapati Adhikari, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
Fall 2017 (August 28, 2017 to December 11, 2017) - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 8:20 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. or by appointment. Please email Dr. Adhikari to make an appointment.
The analytical skills and the habit of independent rational thinking developed in our department at Marywood can serve you well in any number of possible careers - from business to research to teaching. Currently, a shortage of mathematicians exists both in industry and in the teaching profession at every level. Therefore, the job market is extremely good. Our graduates either continue their studies in graduate school or find an interesting and challenging job in their major within weeks of their graduation.
Undergraduate Admissions Requirements
- Official SAT and/or ACT scores
- Completed application
- Official transcripts
- Letter of recommendation
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I. (28 credits) All courses in this list:
|CS 142||Programming in C++||
|MATH 211||Calculus I||4|
|MATH 212||Calculus II||4|
|MATH 213||Calculus III||4|
|MATH 220||Introduction to Probability and Statistics||
|MATH 271||Transition to Advanced Mathematics||3|
|MATH 321||Abstract Algebra||
|MATH 322, 322L||Linear Algebra||
|MATH 495||Senior Seminar||
II. Cognate requirement (4 or 8 credits): (Satisfies Category III of the Core Requirements) Math/Secondary Ed majors must take PHYS 303 and PHYS 303L. Mathematics majors must take PHYS 303, 304 and PHYS 303L, 304L.
List A (6 credits) Mathematics majors must choose two courses from this list. Math/Secondary Ed majors must take MATH 323 and 324.
|CS 314||Mathematical Modeling||3|
|MATH 323||Theory of Numbers||
|MATH 324||College Geometry||
|MATH 420||Discrete Mathematics||
|MATH 456||Mathematical Statistics||
List B (6 credits) Mathematics majors must choose two courses from this list. Math/Secondary Ed majors need no courses from this list but must take MATH 219 and MATH 411B.
|MATH 311||Differential Equations||
|MATH 430||Real Analysis||
|MATH 440||Complex Variables||
|EDUC 000||Field Experience (every semester)||0|
|EDUC 005D||Practicum IV Secondary/K-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 of Education||3|
|EDUC 442L||Student Teaching||9|
|SPED 100||Characteristics of Students with Disabilities||3|
|**SPED 300||Curriculum Adaptations||3|
|*SPED 367||Behavior and Classroom Management||3|
|EDUC 461||Methods, Materials, and Assessment of ESL||3|
*requires upper level screening
**taken with student teaching
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.