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Mathematics: Secondary Education Teacher Licensure Concentration

  • Program Overview

    As a math major, you can pursue Massachusetts state teaching licensure by adding the secondary education concentration. In doing so, you can become licensed to teach at the middle (grades 5-8) or high school (grades 8-12) levels in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

    The experience you will gain at Endicott is comprehensive. You will complete freshman and sophomore internships in a range of school settings, a sophomore and junior field experience connected to your secondary education courses, a junior year pre-practicum, and senior year full practicum experience. Upon graduation, you will have completed all of the requirements necessary to apply for an initial license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and you will be eligible to pursue licensure in many other states. Students receive free preparation for the required Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) as part of the program.

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  • Curriculum

    Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 129

    Freshman - Credits: 34

    • 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 134 - Calculus I (Cr: 4)
      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 134 with a free elective.
    • MTH 225 - Probability (Cr: 3)

    Sophomore - Credits: 32

    • 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 316 - Statistics (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: 33

    • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Science and Technology General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • ED 030 - Subject Matter Lab (Cr: 0)
    • ED 303 - Pre-Practicum Field Experience (Cr: 1)
    • ED 321 - Junior Transitions (Cr: 1)
    • ED 330/330L - Sheltered English Immersion (Cr: 3)
    • ED 339 - Classroom Assessment (Cr: 3)
    • ED 380 - Methods in the Secondary Content Areas and Field Experience (Cr: 3)
    • MTH 410 - Abstract Algebra (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: 12)
      (two must be above the 100 level)
    • ED 400 - Practicum and Seminar in Education (Cr: 12)
    • MTH 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
    • MTH 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

    Learning Outcomes

    In addition to the outcomes for applied mathematics students in the secondary education teacher licensure concentration will:

    • Develop and implement appropriate methodologies for teaching mathematics at the secondary level.

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  • Internships and Careers

    An Endicott education means you'll graduate with a degree and a resume.

    Whether you pursue graduate school or embark on your career right away after graduation, we believe that your time at Endicott will prepare you for the next step.

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    Recent Internships

    • Manchester Essex Regional High School (MA)