2020-2021 Academic Catalog

B.S.Ed. in Mathematics: Secondary Education

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) in Mathematics: Secondary Education degree is designed for students seeking to teach middle and high school (grades 7-12) math. Through this program, students build knowledge and competencies in teaching, problem-solving and math. This undergraduate degree program meets all education requirements for teaching certification in Pennsylvania.

Delivery Mode

Traditional (on campus)


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).


The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
MAT 199  Pre-Calculus 3
PSY 100  General Psychology 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
General Education Courses 6
Second Semester 15
ESP 210  Special Education Foundations and Collaboration 3
MAT 281  Calculus I 3
PSY 206  Adolescent Psychology 3
English Course 3
General Education Course 3
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
ESP 311  Assessment and Positive Behavior Interventions 3
MAT 272  Discrete Mathematics 3
MAT 282  Calculus II 3
SEC 210  Introduction to Secondary Education 3
SEC 220  Standards-based Education in Secondary Education 3
Fourth Semester 15
EDU 310  Teaching in a Multicultural Society   3
EDU 333  Technology in Teaching and Learning 3
MAT 290  Technology for Math 3
MAT 304  History of Mathematics 3
MAT 305  Theory of Equations 3
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
MAT 303  Geometry 3
MAT 381  Calculus III  3
SEC 310  Instructional Strategies in Secondary Education 3
SEC 350  Content Area Literacy 3
SEC 360  Technology Integration in Secondary Education 3
Sixth Semester 15
MAT 341  Linear Algebra I 3
MAT 400  Mathematical Modeling 3
MAT 461  Statistical Analysis I 3
SEC 400  Classroom Management 3
SEC 420  Assessments and Interventions in Secondary Education 3
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
MAT 351  Abstract Algebra I 3
Math Elective 3
EDU 350  Supporting English Language Learners
ESP 413  Evidence-based Practices for Secondary Education 3
SEC 394  Teaching of Mathematics 3
Eighth Semester 15
SEC 460  Professional Practices in Secondary Education 3
SEC 461  Student Teaching Practicum 12
Total 121

Additional Requirements

Undergraduate secondary education majors are required to:

  • Maintain a GPA of 2.80.
  • Pass the required PAPA exams.
  • Have Act 34, 151 and 114 clearances for formal Admission to Teacher Education.

A GPA of 3.00 and passing scores for Praxis II are needed to apply for a Recommendation for Student Teaching.

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