May 27, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2013-14 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2013-14 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, Secondary Education, Initial Teacher Licensure, B.S.

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Mary Ann Barbato

Associate Professors
Assistant Professors
Mary Ann Barbato
Peter Staab
Jennifer Berg Lori Leonard
Lucy Dechene
Amy Wehe
Bruce Romano  
Gerald Higdon
Abdulkeni Zekeria

Claire McAndrew

Mark Snyder      

Objectives for the Program in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics serves all students at the university. Mathematics majors receive a comprehensive foundation in abstract and applied mathematics as preparation for graduate school or a professional career. Minors in Mathematics receive the mathematical foundation needed for advanced work in their major field.

The department also provides non-majors with courses for their major or with courses for their Liberal Arts and Sciences program.

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Initial Teacher Licensure

Students within our Mathematics major can pursue initial licensure as high school Mathematics teachers. This program provides students with both a broad introduction to high school teaching and specific instruction in the theory, research and practice of secondary Mathematics teaching. Students engage in field-based experiences in the school setting supervised by our faculty through on-site pre-practicum experiences coupled with each teaching course and a formal teaching practicum as the capstone experience. 

Students pursuing this option will have to fulfill the degree requirements for the mathematics major with some restricted electives, as well as the requirements for initial teacher licensure in Secondary Education.  The requirements are described below:


Required Courses in Mathematics Major


*Students must have an overall GPA of 2.5 to take this course.

**Students must have an overall GPA of 2.75, GPA of 3.0 in the major mathematics courses and a passing score on the MTEL Communication and Literacy and Subject Area Exam in order to take this course.

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