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
hudak@rmu.edu
412-397-4056 phone

4-Year Course Plan

Freshman Year, Fall

  • CSEN1010 Reading and Writing Strategies or CSEN1020 Intercultural Communications
  • HUMA1010 Humanities: Art and Music
  • ECON1010 Survey of Economics
  • MATH2070 Calculus w/ Analytic Geometry I
  • FYSP 1000 First Year Experience
  • Open Elective

Freshman Year, Spring

  • CSEN1020 Argument and Research
  • INFS1050 Fundamentals of Information Systems or INFS3220 Systems Analysis and Design or INFS2470 Decision Support Systems or EDUC2200 Technology for Teachers
  • HIST1100 US History I or HIST1200 US History II
  • MATH2170 Calculus w/ Analytic Geometry II
  • EDUC2100 Educational Psychology

Sophomore Year, Fall

  • CSCM1030 Public Speaking and Persuasion
  • Natural Science Elective and Lab (BIOL2370/2380, CHEM1210/1215, PHYS1210/1215 or SCIE 1570/1580)
  • MATH3090 Calculus w/ Analytic Geometry III
  • MATH4000 Discrete Math
  • EDUC2000 Schools and Society

Sophomore Year, Spring

  • CSCM2040 Professional Communications
  • INFS2110 Programming Logic or INFS3150 Intro to Web Development or INFS3430 Intro to Multimedia
  • STAT2110 Statistics
  • MATH3400 Linear Algebra with Applications
  • EDUC3600 Educational Assessment
  • Open Elective

Junior Year, Fall

  • ELIT1040 Reading Literature: Coming of Age
  • PSYC1010 General Psychology
  • INFS2120 Visual Basis Programming or INFS3184 C++ Programming
  • STAT3140 Mathematical Statistics I
  • SPED3010 Intro To Special Education PreK-12
  • EDUC3400 Curriculum Instructional Design

Junior Year, Spring

  • MATH3250 Practicum Teaching Math w/ Technology
  • MATH3200 Geometry
  • MATH4050 Abstract Algebra/Number Theory
  • Approved Elective from ACI, ENGR, MATH, MGMT, or STAT
  • SPED3020 Teaching in the Inclusive PreK-12 Classroom
  • EDUC3600 Educational Assessment

Senior Year, Fall

  • SOCI1010 Principles of Sociology or SOCI1020 Contemporary American Social Problems
  • Approved Elective from ACI, ENGR, MATH, MGMT, or STAT
  • EDUC3165 Teaching English Language
  • Open Elective
  • EDUC4130 Content Specific Pedagogy: MATH
  • Co-requisite to EDU4120
  • Elective Recommended

Senior Year, Spring

  • EDUC4200 Student Teaching Seminar (3 credits)
  • EDUC4530 Student Teaching Internship: MATH (9 credits)

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
62
Math, Statistics, Information Sciences
Core Credits
41
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits
9

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