WHY STUDY MATHEMATICS EDUCATION?
As a mathematics education major, you will take all the necessary education and math courses to prepare you to lead your own classroom. But, it won't be all classroom work. You’ll get hands-on experience while learning from professors who have real classroom teaching experiences teaching pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
You’ll start by observing teachers in action. Then you’ll assist teachers with various tasks and lessons. During the next step, you’ll start writing lesson plans and teaching those lessons in the classroom. All of this will prepare you for student teaching.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION?
When you graduate, you'll be prepared to earn your teacher certification. Most of the students in our program seek teacher certification in Pennsylvania or New York.
- Public schools
- Private schools
- Charter schools
- Community colleges
- Magnet schools
- Early childhood care centers
- Public service organizations
- Business training centers
MATH 0135Course 1 NameDiscrete MathematicsCourse 1 DescriptionThe study of computer-oriented mathematical concepts and structures including sets, relations and maps, counting, Boolean algebra (propositional calculus and circuits), trees and graphs, and recursion. Other mathematical concepts studied are the binary number systems, computer codes, ETS computer arithmetic, logic, truth tables, algorithms, sets and relations.
MATH 1309Course 2 NameApplied Probability And StatisticsCourse 2 DescriptionRandom events and probability spaces, conditional probability. Random variables, distribution of random variables, and parameters of distributions, central limit theorem. Populations, samples, and statistical inference. Point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, regression analysis. Some work with SPSS computer package.
EDUC 1301Course 3 NameInstructional TechnologyCourse 3 DescriptionStudents will apply theories, research, and current practices pertaining to the utilization of various forms of technology in curriculum and instruction. This will include modifying instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners, creating a positive learning environment, increasing motivation and engagement, and the role of technology in student assessment.
EDUC 1350Course 4 NameEducational Psych & MeasurementCourse 4 DescriptionAreas of study include psychological aspects of educational objectives, learning theory and its application, individual differences, motivation, development of personality and sex differences, and basic concepts in measurement and evaluation.
MORE TO KNOW
You will need to formally apply to be admitted to the teacher certification program after you complete 48 credits. Admission to the program does not guarantee certification but our program is designed to help teacher candidates meet the Pennsylvania Department of Education teacher certification requirements.
Requirements for admission include successfully passing the appropriate basic skills assessments, maintaining a 3.0 overall GPA and receiving no lower than a C- in any course required in the major. You will need to submit three letters of recommendation as well as a Career Goals Statement.
Pitt-Bradford has helped me to be who I am today.Erin Fagan ’19, ninth grade algebra teacher for the Elmira (NY) City School District