Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Slippery Rock University

Secondary School Mathematics, Minor

The high school mathematics curriculum covers a wide range of content including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics. Secondary school mathematics minors not only learn these topics at a fundamental level, but they also learn how to effectively communicate these concepts to students at a grade appropriate level. Most students completing the secondary school mathematics minor go on to get their permanent teaching certification and work as high school math teachers. Additionally, some students choose to work with math tutoring centers, math summer camps, accelerated math programs, and/or science museums. 

To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

Related Links

Middle Level Education: Mathematics Program Page

Mathematics and Statistics Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

2.0 or higher Minor GPA

Minor Requirements

  • A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (courses numbered 300 and above).
  • At least 9 credit hours of MATH/STAT courses used for the minor must be taken at Slippery Rock University.
  • Middle Level Education majors (in the Department of Secondary Education/Foundations of Education) CANNOT apply SEFE 200 to the Secondary School Mathematics Minor.
  • A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits.
  • BS-Mathematics majors must choose at least 15 credits distinct from those being counted toward major.
  • Students minoring in both Mathematics and Second School Mathematics must complete 9 credits in each minor that are not applied to the other minor.
Required Mathematics Courses
MATH 235Foundations of Mathematical Proof3
MATH 304Geometric Structures3
MATH 320Theory of Numbers3
SPED 121Overview of Special Education3
SEFE 338Standards-Based Instruction & Assessment in the Inclusionary Classroom3
Additional Courses
Select three of the following:9
Calculus II 1
Calculus III 1
Introduction to Survey Methods
Introduction to Statistical Modeling
Statistical Study Design
Introduction to Education, Teaching Methods and Field
Production and Utilization of Instructional Technology
Middle Level Learning Theory
Pre, Early, & Adolescent Development
Middle Level Cognitive Development
Teaching of Mathematics in the Middle School
ELL Strategies and Practice
Educational Psychology for Diverse Learners
Educational Measurements, Assessment and Evaluation
History and Philosophy of Education
Symbolic Logic
Philosophy of Natural Science
Total Hours24

Course may not be used by Mathematics majors


Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Minor in Secondary Mathematics (52G)
This program is effective as of Summer 2022
Revised 04.22.2022
UCC 02.15.2022