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Secondary Education Certification: Mathematics (7-12)

Become a Math Teacher 

From money management to shopping to travel to food prep and beyond, math is ever-present in our everyday lives. If you’re passionate about instilling a solid understanding of this life skill in the next generation, then being a math teacher can be a rewarding career. 

To achieve this, you may pursue a major in Mathematics and complete a predetermined selection of Education courses that will prepare you for math teaching certification for grades 7-12. Students must also fulfill all testing and GPA requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Your major advisor and the Director of Education, who serves as a second advisor, will ensure that all required coursework is completed prior to student teaching. 

Why Study Mathematics Education at Rosemont? 

Our Education program has a 100% job placement rate: We give credit to our outstanding, committed faculty, who are all seasoned practitioners at local schools. They are genuinely invested in each student’s success, providing firsthand insight on how to not just land a job, but thrive as an educator at schools of all types. The Education department also offers networking opportunities, help with resume writing, and engagement in mock interviews with teachers and administrators who work at area schools. 

Math majors learn more than equations: Students in our Math program learn far more than the necessary equations and functions. We use an inquiry-based learning approach to mathematics, which engages you in posing questions and bringing real-life experiences to solving problems. This process teaches you “how to think" instead of “what to think," preparing you for any challenge. 

Thrive in a close-knit, supportive setting: Rosemont’s intentionally small class size allows our students to make deep connections to their peers and professors, helping you find your unique voice and expanding your worldview. Our intimate academic environment means that you’ll be an active participant in your learning: contributing to discussions, engaging with different viewpoints, and thinking critically about your own.    

Degree Requirements for a BA in Mathematics + Secondary Certification in Math

General Education Requirements (57-58 credits)

 In addition to meeting the course requirements for the Biology major and education certification, all students must also fulfill the General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. Student may apply 9 credits from their major toward these requirements. 

Education Requirements (34.5 credits)

The following courses are required for certification at the Grade 7-12 span level in the Undergraduate College. The course requirements detailed below have been developed so that they meet the certification standards which the Pennsylvania Department of Education has promulgated. Students will be eligible for certification upon completion of this program and the fulfillment of the testing and GPA requirements stipulated by PDE.

Development, Cognition, and Learning (6 credits) Credits
EDU 0201: Observation and Analysis of Teaching and Learning in the Contemporary Classroom 3
PSY 0200: Developmental Psychology 3
Subject Matter Pedagogy Content (7.5 credits) Credits
EDU 0200: Development of Education in the U.S. 3
EDU 0362: Methods Clinic: Secondary Mathematics 3
EDU 0427: Technology in the Curriculum 1.5


Assessment (6 credits) Credits
EDU 0385: Educational Assessment and Statistics 3
PSY 0330: Adolescent Psychology OR PSY 0361: Educational Psychology 3


Family and Community Collaborative Partnerships (3 credits) Credits
EDU 0230: The School, the Family and the Community 3


fProfessionalism (3 credits) Credits
EDU 0350: Principles and Practices of Secondary Education 3


Additional Requirements (9 credits) Credits
EDU 0280: Fundamentals of Special Education 3
EDU 0355: Principles and Practices of Working with English Language Learners 3
EDU 0380: Working with Disabled and Gifted Students in an Inclusion Program 3

\Other Requirements

Students wishing to be certified in the Grades 7-12 span must also meet the requirements for formal entry into the Teacher Certification Program as detailed earlier in this section. Additionally, 12 credits (14 weeks) of student teaching are mandated.

Math Requirements

Required Courses (27-33 credits) Credits
MAT 0115: College Algebra (Waived if student demonstrates mastery of the material) 3
MAT 0116: Pre-Calculus (Waived if student demonstrates mastery of the material) 3
MAT 0120: Calculus I 3
MAT 0121: Calculus II 3
MAT 0200: Number Theory  3
MAT 0203: Linear Algebra 3
MAT 0225: Foundations of Advanced Mathematics 3
MAT 0230: Calculus III 3


Four of the Following Courses (12 credits) Credits
MAT 0256: Probabillity and Statistics II 3
MAT 0362: Abstract Algebra 3
MAT 0380: Topics from the History of Mathematics 3
MAT 0422: Topology 3
MAT 0450: Research 3
MAT 0465: Internship in Mathematics 3
PHI 0230: Logic 3
PHY 0100: General Physics I  
PHY 0101: General Physics II  

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