Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics

Department of Mathematics

Mathematics Secondary Education Concentration

For Freshmen Who Entered Towson University Prior To Fall 2012

Mathematics majors in the mathematics secondary education concentration are eligible, upon graduation, to apply for certification to teach mathematics at both the middle and high school levels in the State of Maryland.  Students in this concentration should be prepared to do their student teaching experience in their senior year. Consult the Secondary Education Department section in this Catalog for additional course and professional requirements for pre-service secondary education majors.

The mathematics secondary education concentration requires 110–118 units completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher.  However, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required for student teaching.

Required Courses (58 units)

MATH 265 Elementary Linear Algebra (4 units)
MATH 267 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics (4 units)
MATH 273 Calculus I (4 units)
MATH 274 Calculus II (4 units)
MATH 275 Calculus III (4 units)
MATH 301 History of Mathematics (3 units)
MATH 330 Introduction to Statistical Methods (4 units)
MATH 353 Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometries (3 units)
MATH 369 Introduction to Abstract Algebra (4 units)
MATH 420 Applications of Technology for Secondary School Teachers (3 units)
MATH 423 Teaching Mathematics in Secondary Schools (3 units)
MATH 426 Student Teaching in Secondary Education Mathematics (12 units)
MATH 428 Senior Seminar in Mathematics Education (2 units)
PHYS 241 General Physics I (4 units)

Upper-Division Mathematics Electives (3 units)
One course from the following:

MATH 465 Theory of Numbers (3 units)
MATH 467 Algebraic Structures (3 units)

Additional Elective (3–4 units)
One course from the following:

MATH 331 Probability (4 units)
MATH 374 Differential Equations (3 units)
MATH 473 Introductory Real Analysis (4 units)
MATH 475 Complex Analysis (3 units)
PHYS 242 General Physics II (4 units)

Note:  Successful completion of PHYS 241 and PHYS 242 will satisfy the General Education
            Requirements in Category II.A.1.

Required Courses for Secondary Education (34–41 units)

EDUC 202 Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on America's Urban Schools (3 units)
[only required if you matriculated from Fall 2011 through Summer 2012]
EDUC 203 Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Society (3 units)
[only required if you matriculated from Fall 2011 through Summer 2012]
EDUC 301 Writing & Communication Skills for Teachers (3 units)
ISTC 301 Utilization of Instructional Media (3 units)
SCED 200
SCED 304
Foundations of Education (3 units)   [if you matriculated prior to Fall 2011]

Education, Ethics, and Change (3 units) [if you matriculated from Fall 2011 through Summer 2012]
SCED 305 Adolescent Learning, Development, and Diversity (3 units)
SCED 341 Principles of Secondary Education (4 units)
SCED 401
MATH 430
Analyzing Secondary School Teaching Experience (2 units)

Mathematics Education Debriefing (1 unit)
SCED 460 Using Reading & Writing in the Secondary Schools (4 units)
SCED 461 Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas (3 units)
SCED 462 Seminar in Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas (1 unit)
SCED 499 Internship in Secondary Education (6 units)
SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education: K-12 (3 units)

Note:  SCED 401 or MATH 430 is to be taken concurrently with MATH 426

Additional Required Courses for Secondary Education (12 units)

COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 units)
ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3 units)
HIST 145
HIST 146
History of the United States to the Mid-19th Century (3 units)

History of the United States since the Mid-19th Century (3 units)
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3 units)

In addition to the required and elective courses listed above that comprise the mathematics secondary education concentration, other resources that will help the student complete this major are:

Department of Mathematics
7800 York Road, Room 316 (campus map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-3091
Fax: 410-704-4149

Core Curriculum Requirements Checklist (PDF)

GenEd Requirements Checklist (PDF) (for graduation under catalogs prior to 2011-2012)





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