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Mathematics Secondary Education

In this program, students take mathematics and professional courses which prepare them to meet the educational requirements for the New Jersey certificate to teach mathematics K–12. Students participate in student-teaching experiences in their senior year.  A 5-year Urban Secondary Education option and a 5-year Special Secondary Education option that lead to a Masters degree in addition to the K-12 Mathematics certification are available.  The Undergraduate Bulletin contains the official list of major requirements. However, students will meet all their requirements by completing the major requirements listed below and in the checklist, meeting the department’s retention and GPA requirements, and completing TCNJ’s liberal learning requirements. In order to be certified upon program completion, one must also have a 3.0 overall GPA, pass the Mathematics Praxis II exam, and pass the edTPA performance-based assessment. Below are additional program documents and other information about the programs. For more information, please contact your advisor or the mathematics education coordinator.


Requirements for the Mathematics Secondary Education (4-year*) major

Required Courses (20 units)
MAT 128: Calculus B (Prerequisite: Calculus A)
MAT 200: Proof Writing Through Discrete Mathematics
MAT 205: Linear Algebra
MAT 229: Multivariable Calculus
MAT 255: Perspectives on the Development of Mathematics
MAT 301: Number Theory
MAT 305: Abstract Algebra
MAT 310: Real Analysis
MAT 351: Geometry
MAT 497: Topics in Secondary Mathematics from an Advanced Viewpoint
EFN 299: Schools, Communities, & Culture
SED 224: Adolescent Learning and Development
SPE 103: Social & Legal Foundations of Special Education
MTT 380: Methods of Teaching Mathematics I
MTT 390: Methods of Teaching Mathematics II
SED 399: Pedagogy in Secondary Schools
RAL 328: Reading in Secondary Education
MTT 490: Student Teaching in Mathematics (2 units)
SED 498: Collaborative Capstone for Professional Inquiry

Options (2 units)
Students complete an additional 2 course units by taking MAT/STA courses at the 300/400-level.

Correlates (3 units)
CSC 220
STA 216
BIO 201, CHE 201, or PHY 201


Liberal Learning Requirements for Mathematics Secondary Education Majors
Students must complete in their freshman year:
First Seminar (FYS)
FYW 102
Community Engaged Learning

Students must complete one course in each of the following areas:
Literary, Visual, or Performing Arts
Social Change in Historical Perspective

Students must complete a course or experience in each of the following areas. These may be from among the courses listed above; they need not be separate course units.
Gender
Global Perspectives

Students must complete a language exam or a set of courses to exhibit mastery of a language at the 103-level or 102-level if starting a new language.**

*5-year programs have additional education requirements.
**5-year Mathematics Secondary Special Education major does not require language.


Program Documents for the Secondary Mathematics Major:

 

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