Secondary Education - Mathematics B.S.
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The B.S. in Applied Mathematics with a concentration in Mathematics Teacher Education prepares students for rewarding positions as middle school or high school math teachers. Students combine foundational knowledge in advanced mathematics and statistics with a set of core experiences in professional education. A final component of the program is a student teaching internship. Graduates of the program are qualified to apply for state certification to teach mathematics in grades 7-12 in Pennsylvania.

Contact Information

David Hudak, Ph.D.
Department Head, Mathematics
412-397-4056 phone

4-Year Course Plan

Freshman Year, Fall

  • CSEN1010/CSCM2050 Reading & Writing Strategies or Intercultural Communications
  • CSCM Communications
  • HUMA1010 Humanities: Art & Music
  • ECON1010 Survey of Economics
  • MATH2070 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I

Freshman Year, Spring

  • CSEN1020 Argument & Research
  • INFS1020 Intro to Decision Support Systems
  • HIST1100/HIST1200 US History I or US History II
  • MATH 2170 Calculus W/Analytic Geom II
  • EDUC2000 Schools & Society

Sophomore Year, Fall

  • COSK2220 Public Speaking & Persuasion
  • BIOL2370/2380, CHEM1210/1215, PHYS1210/1215 or SCE1570/1580 Natural Science Elective & Lab
  • MATH3090 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry III
  • MATH4000 Discrete Math
  • EDUC2100 Educational Psychology

Sophomore Year, Spring

  • 2230 Professional Communication
  • INFS3150/INFO3430 Intro to Web Development or Intro to Multimedia
  • STAT2110 Statistics
  • MATH3400 Linear Algebra w/ Applications
  • EDUC3600 Educational Assessment
  • Elective ASCI, ENGR, MATH, MGMT, or STAT

Junior Year, Fall

  • ELIT1040 Reading Literature: Coming of Age
  • PSYC1010 General Psychology
  • INFS2120/INFS3184 Visual Basic Programming or C++ Programming
  • STAT3140 Mathematical Statistics I
  • SPED3010 Into to Sp. Ed. Pre K-12
  • EDUC3400 Curriculum Instructional Design

Junior Year, Spring

  • MATH3250 Practicum Teaching Math w/ Technology
  • MATH3200 Geometry
  • MATH3050 Intro to Proof & Number Theory
  • EDUC2200 Technology for Teachers
  • SPED3020 Teaching in the Inclusive Pre K-12

Senior Year, Fall

  • SOCI1010/SOCI2320 Principles of Sociology or Contemporary American Social Problems
  • Approved Elective ASCI, ENGR, MATH, MGMT, STAT
  • EDUC3165 Teaching English Language
  • MATH4050 Abstract Algebra
  • EDUC4120 Content Specific Pedagogy: Math

Senior Year, Spring

  • EDUC4200 Student Teaching Seminar
  • EDUC4520 Student Teaching Internship: Math

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Content Specific Pedagogy: Math
Technology for Teachers
Intro Proofs & Number Theory
Major Credits
Math, Statistics, Information Sciences
Core Credits
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits

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