Mathematics Secondary Education Concentration

The Towson UTeach program offers a concentration in secondary education for mathematics majors training to be middle and high school math teachers.

Students in SEMS 120 - Introduction to STEM Teaching II

Mathematics majors in the mathematics secondary education concentration are eligible, upon graduation, to apply for certification to teach mathematics (grades 7–12) in the state of Maryland and in states sharing reciprocity. Students in this concentration should be prepared to do their student teaching experience in their senior year.

The mathematics secondary education concentration requires 122–125 units. The 92–94 units in the major field, including those required for Towson UTeach, must all be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. In addition, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in the major field and an overall GPA of 2.50 are required for student teaching.

Required Content Courses (46 units) 

Course Number Course Name
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)  [satisfies core curriculum 3]
MATH 275 Calculus III (4 units)
MATH 310 Functions and Modeling (3 units)
MATH 330 Introduction to Statistical Methods (3 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 428 Senior Seminar in Mathematics Education (2 units)
PHYS 241 General Physics I (4 units)  [satisfies core curriculum 7]

Content Electives (6-8 units)

Choose two courses from the following; one must be a MATH course other than MATH 320:

Course Number Course Name
MATH 320 Teaching Advanced Placement Calculus for Preservice Teachers (3 units)
MATH 331 Probability (4 units)
MATH 374 Differential Equations (3 units)
MATH 465 Theory of Numbers (3 units)
MATH 467 Algebraic Structures (3 units)
MATH 473 Introductory Real Analysis (4 units)
MATH 475 Complex Analysis (3 units)
PHYS 242 General Physics II (4 units)  [satisfies core curriculum 8]

Required Towson UTeach Courses (40 units) 

Course Number Course Name
SEMS 110 Introduction to STEM Teaching I: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching (1 unit)
SEMS 120 Introduction to STEM Teaching II: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design (1 unit)
SEMS 130

Combination of Introduction to STEM Teaching I & II: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design (2 units) [not available to freshmen]

SEMS 230 Knowing and Learning (3 units)
SEMS 240 Classroom Interactions (3 units)
SEMS 250 Perspectives on Science and Math (3 units) [satisfies core curriculum 5]
SEMS 360 Research Methods (3 units) [satisfies core curriculum 9]
SEMS 370 Project-Based Instruction (3 units)
SEMS 498 Internship in Mathematics and Science Secondary Education (3 units)
MATH 426 Internship in Secondary Education – Mathematics (12 units)
MATH 430 Seminar in Internship – Mathematics (1 unit)
SCED 460 Using Reading & Writing in the Secondary Schools (4 units)
SCED 461 Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas (3 units)

Additional Required Courses to Satisfy the Core Curriculum (30–31 units)

Course Number Course Name
TSEM 102 Towson Seminar (3 units)   [satisfies core curriculum 1]
ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3 units)   [satisfies core curriculum 2]
  Courses to satisfy Core Curriculum Categories: 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
[24–25 units]

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