The Five-Year Combined B.S. In Mathematics, M.S. In Secondary Mathematics Education Option
Program Director: Dr. Fillebrown
combined B.S./M.S. program in mathematics and secondary mathematics education offers students the opportunity to complete an undergraduate major in mathematics, receive Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Secondary Teacher Certification in mathematics, and earn a M.S. in Secondary Mathematics Education. This curriculum emphasizes the unique character of mathematics learning theory, technology, and techniques for effective teaching in the discipline. The program strengthens the traditional certification programs by incorporating modern teaching/learning strategies and an opportunity to participate in research in the field.
Undergraduate mathematics majors at Saint Joseph’s University who apply for the five-year combined B.S./M.S. program will be evaluated for acceptance into the program after the completion of the first semester of their junior year. A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better is normally required. For more information, contact the Department of Mathematics or the Graduate Arts and Sciences office. Requirements of the program and course offerings are listed in the Graduate Catalog under Mathematics Education. Courses in mathematics education are designated by MED and may be taken for undergraduate credit with the approval of advisor and chair.
Students interested in the five year program should speak to Dr. Fillebrown as early in their academic careers as possible.