Bachelor of Science in Education in Secondary Education: Mathematics
Temple’s Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd) in Secondary Education: Mathematics gives students a thorough grounding in mathematical content and practice, as well as focusing on teaching methods, and learner engagement and behavior.
Students can choose between two programs—Secondary Education: Mathematics and TUTeach. These differ in terms of the proportion of courses in the Mathematics major and that of education-related courses on the nature of adolescents and how to teach. The rest of this page describes the Secondary Education: Mathematics certification route.
Students seeking certification in Secondary Education: Mathematics must complete the requirements for the major in Secondary Education: Mathematics and for the Mathematics major as specified by the College of Science and Technology. Your education coursework is augmented with multiple fieldwork assignments. The program culminates in an academic semester long practicum, during which you will instruct a class at an area high school supported by a cooperating teacher and Temple faculty.
Classes & Curriculum
The Mathematics Education program follows the standards and recommendations of leading mathematics professional organizations such as the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The curriculum is designed to provide candidates with knowledge of the interests and abilities of students at different levels of mathematics achievement. The program emphasizes problem-solving skills, mathematical thinking processes and methods of actively engaging children and young adults in their own learning.
The program includes
- 16 courses offered by the College of Science and Technology that provide comprehensive content knowledge of mathematics (e.g., calculus, probability theory, modern geometry, etc.); and
- 15 courses offered by the College of Education that provide comprehensive knowledge of adolescent development and effective techniques for teaching mathematics to diverse learners.