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.
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.
|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|
|ESP 210 Special Education Foundations and Collaboration||3|
|MAT 281 Calculus I||3|
|PSY 206 Adolescent Psychology||3|
|General Education Course||3|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|MAT 351 Abstract Algebra I||3|
|EDU 350 Supporting English Language Learners||3|
|ESP 413 Evidence-based Practices for Secondary Education||3|
|SEC 394 Teaching of Mathematics||3|
|SEC 460 Professional Practices in Secondary Education||3|
|SEC 461 Student Teaching Practicum||12|
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.