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)

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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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Accomplished Math & Computer Science Faculty


Zaixin Lu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Energy Efficient Wireless Sensor network, Wireless Data Communication, Social Network Analysis, and Computational Biology.


Craig M. Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics

Topology


Thomas F. Kent, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Computability theory


Chaogui Zhang, Ph.D.
Chair, Associate Professor of Mathematics

Computational number theory

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/K-12 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 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 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.