### Department Chair:

Thomas F. Kent, Ph.D.

tfkent@marywood.edu

Center for Natural and Health (CNHS) building, Room 318

(570) 348-6211 ext. 2278

### Administrative Assistant:

Marcia Gaughan

mgaughan@marywood.edu

Center for Natural and Health Science (CNHS) building, Room 320 A

(570) 348-6265

### Kenny Rushinski

**Class of 2011**

I am currently spending a majority of my week as a data analyst just outside of Chicago, building data bases for a major food and beverage company. What was great about Marywood was that I never felt like just another number in any of my classes. I never felt out of place asking questions and that allowed me to get a better understanding of any and all concepts that I can now use to further my career.

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## B.S. in Mathematics/Secondary Education

**Curriculum Guide (PDF)**

In addition to the goals for mathematics majors, students in the B.S. in Math/Secondary Education program will:

- Know and
**understand mathematics**substantially beyond that which they may be expected to teach. - Be able to relate that mathematics to the
**world of the student.** - Be able to make the pupil aware of the
**role of mathematics in our culture**and of the relationship between mathematics and the natural and social sciences. - Be able to plan and
**implement a program of learning in mathematics**for students of varying backgrounds and abilities. - Be able to
**evaluate the learning process**through a variety of methods and set up an environment conducive to learning. **Recognize learning disabilities**and know the appropriate measures to take in such cases.

## Course Requirements

### I. All courses in this list (28 credits)

Course | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

CS 142 | Programming in C++ | 3 |

MATH 201 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry I | 3 |

MATH 202 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry II | 3 |

MATH 203 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry III | 3 |

MATH 204 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry IV | 3 |

MATH 220 (or 216) | Introduction to Probability and Statistics | 3 |

MATH 271 | Transition to Advanced Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 321 | Abstract Algebra | 3 |

MATH 322, 322L | Linear Algebra | 3 |

MATH 495 | Senior Seminar | 1 |

### II. Cognate requirement (4 credits)

Mathematics/Secondary Education majors must take PHYS 303, 303L. These courses satisfy Category III of the Liberal Arts Core Requirements.

Course | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

PHYS 303 | General Physics I | 3 |

PHYS 303L | General Physics I Lab | 1 |

### III. Electives

#### Program Elective List A (6 credits)

Math/Secondary Education majors must take MATH 323 and 324.

Course | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

MATH 323 | Theory of Numbers | 3 |

MATH 324 | College Geometry | 3 |

#### Program Elective List B (6 credits)

Math/Secondary Education majors must take MATH 219 and 411B.

Course | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

MATH 219 | History of Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 411B | Curriculum Methods in Mathematics | 3 |

#### General Elective

All Marywood undergraduate students must have a minimum of 120 credits to graduate. Math majors must take enough general elective credits to meet this minimum before graduation.

### IV. Education Courses (35 credits)

Course | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

EDUC 000 | Field Experience (every semester) | 0 |

EDUC 005D | Practicum | 1 |

EDUC 100/101 | Introduction to Education I/II | .5, .5 |

PSY 252 | Psychology of Adolescence | 3 |

EDUC 311 | Educational Psychology | 3 |

EDUC 411A | Effective Instruction in Secondary and K-12 Education | 3 |

EDUC 414 | Social Foundations of Education | 3 |

S ED 100 | Characteristics of Students with Disabilities | 3 |

S ED 300 | Curriculum Adaptations (Taken while Student Teaching) | 3 |

S ED 367 | Behavior and Classroom Management | 3 |

EDUC 561 | Methods, Materials, and Assessment of ELL | 3 |

EDUC 442 | Student Teaching | 9 |

Note: **The following courses MUST be taken as a block in one semester: EDUC 005D, S ED 367, EDUC 311, EDUC 411A, EDUC 414.**