Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, Secondary Education Minor


The major in mathematics provides students with quantitative skills for their chosen careers and develops processes of analytical discourse and critical reasoning.

Students will learn to formulate problems in mathematical language and to deal with mathematical structures and abstract ideas. The Bachelor of Arts major in Mathematics includes two semesters of foreign language study.

At a Glance

  • Small size makes for highly individualized program and ability to adapt to particular student interests and needs.
  • Dedicated, experienced, and enthusiastic faculty.
  • Seminar course taken each semester builds dynamic community of learners.
  • Strongly connected community of peers.


The Bachelor of Arts major in Math combined with a minor in Secondary Education is the basis for a career as a middle school or high school math teacher. Students who aspire to teach middle school or high school math also take a series of education courses in the secondary education minor with regular observations in math classrooms in area middle schools or high schools during their sophomore and junior years and then successful completion of a semester of senior student teaching.

This course of study has been approved by the State of Maine Department of Education and allows students to apply for certification as middle school or high school teachers. Students from other states should work with their secondary education advisor to secure current certification requirements for those states.

Students earn a full bachelor’s degree in Math. The Secondary Education Minor courses are as follows:

Freshman Year: Foundations of Education
Sophomore Year: Curriculum Design Practicum – Secondary Education
Junior Year: Educational Psychology, Exceptionality, and Teaching Methods in the Secondary School
Senior Year: Student Teaching and Measurement & Evaluation


Are you interested in teaching STEM in middle or high school? Then apply for our GFSTM Noyce Scholarship and save money on tuition!


David Pinchbeck
David PinchbeckDepartment of Mathematics, Chair
PhD, University of Connecticut
MS, University of Connecticut
AB, Brown University
Alan Moore
Alan MooreInstructor, Mathematics
MS, University of Northern Colorado
BA, University of Central Florida
Patricia Waters
Patricia WatersAssistant Professor, Education
PhD, University of Rochester
MS, Pace University
BA, University of Rochester


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