Mathematics Education

The Mathematics Education (MTHED) teaching option in the Secondary Education (SECED) major helps students prepare to be middle- and high-school teachers qualified to teach mathematics in grades 7-12, including:

  • Mathematics Education student teachingMiddle grades mathematics (e.g., general seventh- and eighth-grade mathematics)
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Functions
  • Calculus

This MTHED option in SECED enables graduates to meet all of the academic requirements for the Instructional I certificate for teaching at the secondary-school level, which is issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Major Requirements

The MTHED program is a four-year undergraduate degree that requires 132 credits and leads to a bachelor of science (B.S.) in Secondary Education.

MTHED students typically take general education courses and meet Entrance to Major (ETM) requirements during their first two years and apply to the program during their fourth semester. The program features approved courses that help meet all requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).

Students are required to complete a set of courses in the Mathematics Department where they develop essential understandings in the disciplinary field of mathematics that are necessary for the effective teaching of middle and high school mathematics.

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