Why Study Secondary Education in Mathematics?

The program focuses on providing students with numerous diverse experiences related to the cultural, historical, and scientific evolution of mathematics, while teaching them to use their knowledge flexibly in authentic situations.
The major is one of the most content-driven mathematics education programs in the region. The program is designed so that students can easily double major in mathematics, giving its graduates added flexibility and expertise in mathematics.

Why earn your mathematics degree at Penn State Behrend?

  • 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.
  • Students get hands-on experience working with real middle and high school students under the supervision of highly qualified, experienced teachers through Student Teaching experience. Students will use and compare different instructional and assessment techniques and develop the skills to grow continually as professional educators.
  • Small class sizes foster close student-professor relationships.
  • Faculty typically have doctorates or significant experience in the mathematics and education fields. Among the Penn State Behrend mathematics faculty members are authors of some of America’s best-selling college-level math textbooks.