The Secondary Education in Mathematics major at Penn State Behrend prepares students for careers as mathematics teachers from seventh through twelfth grade by providing both a strong foundation in mathematical content and hands-on experience in the classroom. The program emphasizes content knowledge, problem solving, curriculum development, lesson and unit planning, the use of technology, and the evaluation of student knowledge.
The program stresses the teaching philosophies of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), knowledge students then put into practice in teaching experiences supervised by highly qualified teachers.
This four-year degree is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and graduates meet all academic requirements for the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Instructional I certificate.
Professional Development Workshops: Promoting Conceptual Understanding Through ‘Doing Mathematics’
2013-2014 Cohort Application