Secondary Education - Mathematics

Transfer Major

Decisions on the transferability of courses are made by the four-year colleges and differ from school to school. Students enrolled in this major should contact the Transfer Services office early in their academic program to determine which courses will be transfer to the college of their choice.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Department
Founders 112 • Phone (215) 968-8305
Curriculum Code No. 1177

The Secondary Education – Mathematics major is designed for students who plan to teach Mathematics in a high school setting. The program provides the first two years of an undergraduate degree leading to a baccalaureate degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis on Mathematics.

Prospective students with academic deficiencies should be aware that they will need additional time to acquire the necessary academic background. Prerequisites and co-requisites for required courses must be followed.

Graduates of this program are able to

  • accurately interpret and translate pictorial and descriptive information into mathematical statements;
  • solve problems quantitatively and communicate results clearly;
  • demonstrate understanding of numeric, algebraic and geometric reasoning;
  • demonstrate computational skills in areas of applied mathematics.

Although students completing this degree typically transfer to a 4-year institution with the intention of completing a Bachelor's program, they may be employed as teaching assistants or science technicians.

Degree Course Requirements*

Course Credits
CISC115
Computer Science IF
4
PHYS121
Physics I F
4
COMP110
English Composition I A,F,1
3
COMP111
English Composition II F,2
3
COMM110
Effective Speaking F,3
3
MATH140
Calculus I A,F,4
4
MATH141
Calculus IIF
4
MATH242
Calculus IIIF
4
MATH260
Linear AlgebraF
3
PSYC110
Introduction to Psychology5
3
EDUC100
Foundations of Education
3
PSYC190
Educational PsychologyF
3
Cultural Perspectives B 3
ElectivesE 9
INTG285
Integration of KnowledgeaD,F,5
3
Mathematics Elective C 3
Personal Health B 2
Total Credit Hours 61

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

Course Credits
EDUC100
Foundations of Education
3
PSYC110
Introduction to Psychology
3
COMP110
English Composition I A,F,1
3
MATH140
Calculus I A,F,4
4
Personal Health B 2
Total Credit Hours 15

Second Semester

Course Credits
COMP111
English Composition II F,2
3
MATH141
Calculus IIF
4
PHYS121
Physics I F
4
PHYC190
Educational PsychologyF
3
Total Credit Hours 14

Third Semester

Course Credits
MATH242
Calculus IIIF
4
MATH260
Linear AlgebraF
3
CISC115
Computer Science IF
4
Cultural Perspectives B 3
ElectivesE 3
Total Credit Hours 17

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
INTG285
Integration of KnowledgeD,F,5
3
Mathematics Elective C 3
COMM110
Effective Speaking F,3
3
ElectivesE 6
Total Credit Hours 15

A Placement testing required
B Any course from approved list
C Any of the following may be chosen, MATH101, MATH115, MATH 120, MATH 122, MATH125,MATH250
D Any theme may be chosen
E Pre-college level courses do not meet this requirement.
F Course requires prerequisite.

1 Satisfies College Level Writing I
2 Satisfies College Level Writing II
3 Satisfies Creative Expression
4 Satisfies College Level Mathematics or Science
5 Satisfies Social Perspectives
6 Satisfies Writing Intensive Requirement