The General Option is designed for students interested in applying mathematics, statistics, and computer techniques to problems within business and industry. It also provides the broad mathematical background requisite for postgraduate studies in mathematical sciences, statistics, or related disciplines. Advanced study will lead to increased opportunities formed within higher education, business, and industry.
Secondary Education Option
The Secondary Education (Mathematical Science) option is an increasingly popular choice. It provides a background for teaching mathematical studies in secondary school or for pursuing a graduate degree in Mathematics Education. The education requirements include the courses required for Instructional Level I Certification by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Pre-Major Work Requirement
Future teachers must be familiar with the characteristics of learners from different backgrounds. Therefore, students applying to enter Penn State Harrisburg’s Secondary Education Certification Programs are expected to have previously completed experience working with secondary-age (ages 12-18) learners. Having prior work experience with secondary-age learners promotes an understanding of teaching and learning processes, contributes to sound decision-making about academic and career goals, and helps prepare educators for their work with diverse learners.
Review the full requirements and complete the form in the PDF listed below.
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