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.
  • utilize systems software to implement problem solving on a computer system.

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 I D,9
4
PHYS121
Physics I D,7
4
COMP110
English Composition I A,D,2,10
3
COMP111
English Composition II D,2,4,10
3
COMM110
Effective Speaking D,4,5
3
MATH140
Calculus I A,D,6
4
MATH141
Calculus II D
4
MATH242
Calculus III D
4
MATH260
Linear Algebra D
3
PSYC110
Introduction to Psychology 32,3,8
3
EDUC100
Foundations of Education
3
PSYC190
Educational Psychology D,2,3
3
Arts/Humanities E,1 3
Electives C 14
Mathematics Elective B,D 3
Total Credit Hours 61

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

Course Credits
EDUC100
Foundations of Education
3
PSYC110
Introduction to Psychology 2,3,8
3
COMP110
English Composition I A,D,2,10
3
MATH140
Calculus I A,D,6
4
Elective C 2
Total Credit Hours 15

Second Semester

Course Credits
COMP111
English Composition II D,2,4,10
3
MATH141
Calculus II D
4
PHYS121
Physics I D,7
4
PHYC190
Educational Psychology D,2,3
3
Total Credit Hours 14

Third Semester

Course Credits
MATH242
Calculus III D
4
CISC115
Computer Science I F
4
Arts/Humanities E,1 3
Electives C 6
Total Credit Hours 17

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
MATH260
Linear Algebra D
3
Mathematics Elective B,D 3
COMM110
Effective Speaking D,4,5
3
Electives C 6
Total Credit Hours 15

A Placement testing required
B Any of the following may be chosen: MATH101, MATH115, MATH121, MATH125, MATH215, MATH250.
C Pre-college level courses do not meet this requirement.
D Course requires prerequisite.
EAny course from approved list for Arts/Humanities.

1 Satisfies Arts/Humanities.
2 Satisfies Critical Thinking.
3 Satisfies Diversity.
4 Satisfies Information Literacy.
5 Satisfies Oral Communication.
6 Satisfies Quantitative Literacy.
7 Satisfies Scientific Literacy.
8 Satisfies Social Sciences.
9 Satisfies Technological Competence.
10 Satisfies Writing.