Dec 09, 2023  
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, Secondary Education with Initial Licensure, B.A.

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Mary Ann Barbato

Associate Professors
Assistant Professors
Mary Ann Barbato Nermin Bayazit Rachel Norton
jenn berg Catherine Buell Eduardo Ramirez
Gerald Higdon Benjamin Levy  
Peter Staab Sarah Wright  
Amy Wehe
Abdulkeni Zekeria

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’s Degree in Mathematics with Initial 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, a minor in Middle and Secondary Education (5-12), as well as the requirements for initial teacher licensure in Secondary Education.The requirements are described below:

Language Requirement

The B.A. requires foreign language proficiency at the intermediate level.

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