Mathematics: Secondary Education
Bachelor of Science  BS
 Foundation in mathematical skills and logical reasoning
 Ability to relate mathematics to the world of the student.
 Fully accredited program (MSCHE & PDE)
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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 College: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
 Courses: Available courses in this department
 Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Zaixin Lu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Energy Efficient Wireless Sensor network, Wireless Data Communication, Social Network Analysis, and Computational Biology.
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
 Essay
 Official transcripts
 Letter of recommendation
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B.S. Mathematics or Mathematics/Secondary Education (40 credits)
I. (28 credits) All courses in this list:
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  Introduction to Probability and Statistics 
3

OR  
MATH 216  Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 
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 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 
3

MATH 324  College Geometry 
3

MATH 420  Discrete Mathematics 
3

MATH 456  Mathematical Statistics 
3

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 
3

MATH 425  Topology 
3

MATH 430  Real Analysis 
3

MATH 440  Complex Variables 
3

Education Requirements for Math/Secondary Ed (35 credits):
EDUC 000  Field Experience (every semester)  0 
EDUC005D  Practicum IV Secondary/K12  1 
EDUC 100, 101  Introduction to Education  .5,.5 
PSY 252  Adolescent Psychology  3 
*EDUC 311  Educational Psychology  3 
*EDUC 411A  Effective Instruction in Secondary and K12 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 ELL  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.