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Secondary Education Mathematics with a Teacher Licensure Concentration (B.S.)

Students interested in mathematics can select from our degree programs in Applied Mathematics, Applied Mathematics with a concentration in Actuary and Statistics, and Mathematics with Secondary Education leading to Massachusetts state teacher licensure.

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The Mathematics program at Endicott College offers students a progressive education in cutting edge numerical and mathematical techniques with a comprehensive classical mathematics foundation. Coursework will focus on the applied aspects of mathematics and technology, giving students the tools needed to succeed in a wide range of fields. Students are able to choose from different concentrations to tailor their individual experience. Combined with Endicott College’s liberal arts foundation and experiential learning through internship opportunities, the students in the Mathematics program will receive a well-rounded education in both current and classical theories and techniques. Students can choose programs in Applied Mathematics, Applied Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics/Actuary, and Mathematics with a concentration in Secondary Education leading to licensure. 

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 127


Freshman - Credits: 33

  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
CSC 101 - Introduction to Computer Science (Cr: 3)
CSC 160/160L - Introduction to Programming and Lab (Cr: 4)
ED 010 - Communication/Literacy Lab (Cr: 0)
ED 125 - Approaches to Secondary Education (Cr: 3)
ED 203 - Introduction to Children with Special Needs (Cr: 3)
ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
MTH 135 - Calculus I (Cr: 3)
Initial enrollment is based on placement examinations and AP test results.
MTH 136 - Calculus II (Cr: 3)
Initial enrollment is based on placement examinations and AP test results.  Students placed directly into MTH 136 will be required to replace MTH 135 with a free elective.
MTH 225 - Probability (Cr: 3)

Sophomore - Credits: 33

  • General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • Global Issues General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
CSC 265 - Discrete Structures (Cr: 3)
ED 240/240L - Literacy in the Content Areas and Field Experience (Cr: 3)
INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)
MTH 210 - Mathematical Reasoning (Cr: 3)
MTH 237 - Calculus III (Cr: 3)
MTH 238 - Linear Algebra (Cr: 3)
MTH 330 - Ordinary Differential Equations (Cr: 3)
PSY 200 - Child and Adolescent Psychology (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Individual and Society General Education Requirement

Junior - Credits: 32

  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)
CSC 265 - Discrete Structures (Cr: 3)
ED 030 - Subject Matter Lab (Cr: 0)
ED 321 - Junior Transitions (Cr: 1)
ED 330/330L - Sheltered English Immersion Teacher's Endorsement Course and Field Experience (Cr: 3)
ED 339 - Classroom Assessment (Cr: 3)
ED 380/380L - Methods in the Secondary Content Areas and Field Experience (Cr: 3)
MTH 316 - Statistics (Cr: 3)
MTH 415 - Topics in Geometry (Cr: 3)
MTH 431 - Partial Differential Equations (Cr: 3)
PHY 201/201L - Physics with Calculus I and Lab (Cr: 4)
Satisfies the Science and Technology General Education Requirement

Senior - Credits: 30

  • General Education Electives  (Cr: 6)
    (must be above the 100 level)
  • Elective  (Cr: 3)
ED 400 - Practicum and Seminar in Education (Cr: 12)
MTH 415 - Topics in Geometry (Cr: 3)
MTH 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
MTH 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the mathematics in secondary education program, students will

  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of the mathematics discipline.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of math in education, industry, technology, and society.
  • Apply current technological methodologies to solve real-world problems.
  • Demonstrate high levels of comprehension in foundational areas of math.
  • Develop and implement appropriate methodologies for teaching mathematics at the secondary level.

Teaching Practicum

Students pursuing secondary education complete a full-semester minimum 300-hour practicum in their licensure field during the senior year. They are placed in local Massachusetts schools and closely supervised by a licensed cooperating teacher and a college supervisor. Weekly seminars bring all student teachers together with faculty who provide supervision and mentoring throughout the practicum.

Please visit the School of Education's Secondary Education Licensure page for more information.  

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