Certification in Secondary Math Education (7-12)

To be able to teach Mathematics in Pennsylvania (PA) public secondary schools, students need to declare a major in mathematics and elect a concentration in Secondary Education.  In addition to completing requirements in their major, they need to fulfill the following requirements.

Admissions & Retention Requirements

Course Requirements

SECONDARY EDUCATION CORE COURSES (30 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Name Credit
EDUC 200W Foundations of Education 3
EDUC 201 Introduction to Special Education 3
EDUC 211 Educational Psychology 3
EDUC 234 Child and Adolescent Development 3
EDUC 301 Assessment and Evaluation 3
EDUC 382 Methods of Classroom Management 3
EDUC 384 Inclusive Education 3
EDUC 403 Reading in the Content Area 3
EDUC 412 Teaching English as a Second Language 3
MATH 406 Teaching Secondary Education in Math/Science w/Field Experience (110 hrs) 3

PROFESSIONAL SEMESTER (15 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Name Credit
EDUC 410 Student Teaching 12
EDUC 420 Seminar in Student Teaching 3

CORE CONTENT COURSES REQUIRED FOR CERTIFICATION
These are core content courses taken during the completion of your undergraduate degree. These courses are required for fulfilling PDE state competencies for acquiring your 7-12 Mathematics teaching certification.

Course Number Course Name
MATH 160 Calculus I
MATH 161 Calculus II
MATH 204 Mathematics in the Western Tradition
MATH 214 Calculus III
MATH 340 Discrete Math
MATH 244 Linear Algebra
MATH 315 Probability
MATH 340 Geometry
MATH 414W Abstract Algebra
MATH 422 Foundations and Philosophy of Mathematics

Please check the State Authorizations page to determine if Eastern University’s program fulfills your state credentialing requirements. Students who seek similar credentialing in states other than Pennsylvania are advised to contact the appropriate credentialing agency within their home state to seek information and additional guidance about credentialing in your state of residence. Additional state or local district requirements may exist for field placements in this state. Out-of-state student placements cannot be guaranteed by the program or the College of Education. Students are responsible for following all state and local district requirements and regulations for their field placement.