Secondary Education - Mathematics Concentration

Secondary Education - Mathematics Concentration Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.)

About Secondary Education Mathematics Concentration

Teach students problem-solving skills with a bachelor's degree in mathematics education.

Teach students problem-solving skills with a bachelor's degree in mathematics education.

Meet the growing demand for mathematics teachers and start a rewarding career by pursuing a bachelor's degree in secondary education with a mathematics concentration at California University of Pennsylvania.

This comprehensive undergraduate degree program meets all education requirements for Pennsylvania teaching certification while giving you the skills and experience you need to be an effective classroom leader.

Cal U has a great reputation in teacher training.

  • Cal U has over 165 years of experience producing top educators in Pennsylvania.
  • This bachelor's degree program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. In addition, Cal U education programs have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954, and we are continuing with the successor organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  • Cal U's relationship with local Pennsylvania schools provides top-quality fieldwork and student teaching opportunities.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: MATHEMATICS CONCENTRATION

Experienced Professors
Our expert secondary education faculty members have real-world experience teaching in middle and high school classrooms, and doctorate degrees in their fields. They are actively involved in local Pennsylvania schools and incorporate the most up-to-date advances in teaching into their courses.

Hands-on Teaching Experience
Cal U secondary education students excel as classroom teachers and stand out in the job market because they c
omplete three fieldwork experiences in local classrooms before embarking on the student teaching component of this program.

Top Accreditation: This undergraduate degree program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Cal U's education programs have also been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954, and we are continuing with the successor organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). See CAEP reporting measures of program impact and outcomes.

$64K
Average annual salary for secondary education teachers in Pennsylvania. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Cal U was named one of Pennsylvania's "Best Colleges Shaping the Next Generation" in 2013 by OnlineCollegesDatabase.org.
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Degree Benefits

Discover the many advantages of an affordable secondary education bachelor's degree from Cal U.

  • Study mathematics curriculum development techniques.

  • Learn top strategies in classroom management.

  • Master classroom technology for teaching mathematics and how to build connections to STEM.

  • Deepen your knowledge of calculus, linear and abstract algebra, statistical analysis, geometry, and other related topics.

  • Gain real-world teaching experience in Pennsylvania classrooms.

  • Have the option to get special education certification along with your math certification.

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Graduate Outcomes

Graduate prepared to teach secondary education mathematics at public, private and charter schools. Many of our students also go on to pursue graduate studies in secondary education, often at Cal U. Our alumni have rewarding teaching careers in schools throughout Pennsylvania and across the country.

 
Mathematics Concentration Secondary Education - Master's Degree
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Student Success Story

Meet secondary education program alumna Carey M. Noonan '05. She currently tutors students from across the United States via an instant messaging chat interface. She also helps to develop new mathematical content and coursework for students in school districts across the country.

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Course Spotlight: Methods of Mathematics

Crack the code of teaching mathematics to middle and high school students in this enlightening course that focuses on proven instruction techniques for general mathematics, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics.

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Prepare for Career Success

Our program graduates stand out in job interviews thanks to the hands-on teaching and research projects they complete at Cal U. Our alumni have the applicable skills and knowledge they need to make a difference in their classrooms and the career support they need to find their dream teaching jobs.

Mathematics Concentration Secondary Education Bachelor's Degree Courses

This undergraduate degree program meets all education requirements for teaching certification in Pennsylvania. Our rigorous courses are constantly evolving to equip you with the latest theories and practices in the fields of mathematics and mathematics education.

Example Courses
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  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Calculus III
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Geometry
  • History of Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra I
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Standards-based Education in Secondary Education
  • Statistical Analysis I
  • Technology in Teaching and Learning
  • Technology Integration in Secondary Education
  • Theory of Equations

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Secondary Education Faculty

Dr. Keith Hepner
Professor

hepner@calu.edu

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Dr. Marcia Hoover
Professor; field coordinator, Department of Secondary Education and Administrative Leadership

hoover_m@calu.edu

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Dr. Connie Monroe
Professor and chair, Department of Secondary Education and Administrative Leadership

monroe@calu.edu

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Dr. Susan Morris-Rutledge
Associate Professor and ESL Program Coordinator

morrisrutledge@calu.edu

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Dr. Michael Perrotti
Coordinator of Graduate Secondary Ed Programs and Assistant Professor

perrotti@calu.edu

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Dr. Joseph Zisk
Professor; director, Teaching and Learning Center

zisk@calu.edu

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