Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Slippery Rock University

Mathematics, Bachelor of Science (BS) - Concentration in Secondary Education

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students graduating with a degree in Mathematics will:
    • Use mathematics knowledge to solve theoretical and applied problems. (UGO 2,3,4,6)
    • Apply rigorous deductive reasoning to prove mathematics results. (UGO 2,3)
    • Use technology to perform and interpret mathematics analyses. (UGO 3,4,10)
    • Communicate mathematics knowledge to both expert and non-technical audiences. (UGO 1,4,5)
    • Demonstrate professional integrity and accountability in the use and communication of mathematics. (UGO 7,8,9,10)

Related Links

Mathematics, Concentration in Secondary Education, BS Program Page

Mathematics and Statistics Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Major GPA: 2.0 or higher
Overall GPA: 2.0 or higher


Rock Studies 2 Requirements44
Basic Math Requirement0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major Requirements60
Natural Science & Math College-Wide Requirements not included in Rock Studies 24

* All undergraduate degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits.  Some courses meet multiple requirements, but are only counted once toward the 120 credit total required to graduate.

Rock Studies 2 Requirements

The Rock
SUBJ 139Foundations of Academic Discovery 13
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
STAT 152Elementary Statistics I3
Select one of the following:3
Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice
Ethics and Civil Discourse
Civil Discourse and Democracy
Integrated Inquiry
Creative and Aesthetic Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Humanities Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Social Science Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Natural Sciences Inquiry
CHEM 107
CHEM 111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
Physical Sciences Inquiry
PHYS 216University Physics 1 with Lab4
Thematic Thread
Select 12 Credits 212
Total Hours44

Course offered in multiple subjects; cannot take course in first major subject.


One course from each category; six credits must be 300-level or above; no more than 4 credits from one subject area; specific courses required in first major, regardless of prefix of course, cannot be used to satisfy thread requirements; any course with same prefix as first major cannot be used to satisfy thread requirements, even if it is not a course in the first major.

Basic Math Requirement

Check with your adviser or a current degree audit report to see if you have been exempted from this course. The credit earned in this course will not be counted toward the 120 credit hour minimum needed to earn a degree.

Complete one of the following:0-3
Meet required minimum SAT or ACT math score OR
Beginning Algebra
Total Hours0-3

Computer Competency

Demonstrate "computer competency" by one of the following:0-3
Pass Computer Competency Exam OR
Select one of the following at SRU or another post-secondary institution:
Introduction to Computing for Liberal Arts
Computer Concepts
Introduction to Computing and Programming
Technology for Wellness
Total Hours0-3


Students must take and pass a course with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) designation prior to graduation.  Students can meet this requirement by taking any DEI - designated course in any program at any time during their undergraduate career. 

Major Requirements

  • 30 major credits must be taken at SRU or PASSHE
  • 30 major credits must be taken at the 300 level or above
  • 12 math/statistics credits must be taken at the 300-400 level at SRU
Mathematics Core Courses
MATH 131Discrete Mathematics 1,23
MATH 230Calculus II 1,24
MATH 231Calculus III 14
MATH 232Linear Algebra 13
MATH 235Foundations of Mathematical Proof 1,23
MATH 313Introductory Analysis I 13
STAT 352Mathematical Statistics I 13
Secondary Education Required Courses
MATH 301Differential Equations I 13
MATH 304Geometric Structures 13
MATH 320Theory of Numbers 13
MATH 325Abstract Algebra I 13
MATH 314Introductory Analysis II 13
or MATH 326 Abstract Algebra II
MATH 491Mathematics Seminar 11
SPED 121Overview of Special Education3
SEFE 338Standards-Based Instruction & Assessment in the Inclusionary Classroom3
Required Upper-Level MATH/STAT Courses
Choose 6 additional MATH or STAT credits (at least 3 credits at the 300-level or above), excluding MATH 210, MATH 225, MATH 310 and STAT 350. 16
Required Concentration Courses
Choose 9 additional credits (at least 3 credits at the 300-400 level) from: 9
Introduction to Survey Methods
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 Hours60

Course counts for 50% of Major requirements and Major GPA


Minimum grade of C required to register for 300-400 level math


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

Natural Science and Math College-Wide Requirements

CHEM 107General Chemistry I3
CHEM 111General Chemistry I Lab1
MATH 225Calculus I4
PHYS 216University Physics 1 with Lab4
Total Hours12

Computer Programming Language

Competency in an approved Computer Programming Language is Required - See Advisor Approval

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

This program is effective as of Summer 2023
Revised 05.24.2023
UCC 02.14.2023