Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, Secondary Education Minor

  • Overview

    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.
  • Curriculum

    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

    • David Pinchbeck

      Department of Mathematics, Chair

      PhD, University of Connecticut
      MS, University of Connecticut
      AB, Brown University

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    • Thomas Hancock

      Assistant Professor of Education

      EdD, Nova Southeastern University
      MS, New Hampshire College
      BS, Husson College

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    • Alan Moore

      Instructor of Mathematics

      MS, University of Northern Colorado
      BA, University of Central Florida

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    David Pinchbeck

    Department of Mathematics, Chair

    PhD, University of Connecticut
    MS, University of Connecticut
    AB, Brown University

    Learn more about David

    Thomas Hancock

    Assistant Professor of Education

    EdD, Nova Southeastern University
    MS, New Hampshire College
    BS, Husson College

    Learn more about Tom

    Alan Moore

    Instructor of Mathematics

    MS, University of Northern Colorado
    BA, University of Central Florida

    Learn more about Alan