Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics


Department of Mathematics

Mathematics Secondary Education Concentration

Policy For Transfer Students Who Are Following the Program
For Freshmen Who Entered Towson University Prior To Fall 2012

Only courses approved by the Department of Mathematics may be applied to a major or minor program offered by the department. If a student submits mathematics units that are more than five years old at the time of admission or readmission, the chair, after reviewing these records, may require that some courses be repeated or that a new course be substituted.

Secondary education mathematics majors are required to take MATH 423, MATH 426, MATH 428 (see course descriptions below), and at least four (4) additional upper-division courses in their mathematics major program at Towson University.



MATH 423 TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS (3 units)
Examination of courses of study and textbooks, study of methods of teaching.
Prerequisites: MATH 267 and MATH 353, or consent of instructor. (Open only to students in the student teaching block. This course shall be offered only in the spring term to be followed by MATH 426 during the fall.)
MATH 426 STUDENT TEACHING IN SECONDARY EDUCATION-MATHEMATICS (12 units)
Field experience in public school classrooms under the guidance of master teachers and a university supervisor.
Prerequisites: PSYC 201, SCED 319 or SCED 341, SCED 460, SPED 301, MATH 423 and written permission from the Center of Applied Skills in Education.
MATH 428 SENIOR SEMINAR MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (2 units)
Integration of mathematical knowledge and pedagogical issues in secondary schools.
Prerequisites: Senior standing and MATH 423, which may be taken concurrently.

Documents
  Core Curriculum Requirements Checklist (PDF)

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

 

 

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