Secondary Education Mathematics

Educating young minds is one of the most fulfilling professions there is, especially when you’re training them to think critically and solve problems. LHU’s renowned reputation in teacher education and strong math curriculum will send you into the classroom ready to make a real difference in students’ education.

What You'll Study

Secondary Education Mathematics

*This major is no longer accepting new applications

Secondary mathematics teachers are in high demand across the country. As a graduate of LHU’s program, you’ll be prepared to teach math to students in grades 7-12. Combining courses in math and teaching methods equals a strong foundation in your subject area and the principles of education. LHU’s curriculum emphasizes classroom field experience. Before you begin student teaching you will have spent approximately 100 hours in observation or teaching in math classrooms.

Topics covered include:

  • Methods of Teaching Mathematics
  • Adolescent Development
  • Technology in Secondary Mathematics
Special Education Dual Major

*This major is no longer accepting new applications

At LHU you will have the option to dual major in special education as part of your secondary education coursework. This dual degree will prepare you for the education job market and help you to meet the needs of today’s dynamic classroom environment. Topics covered include:

  • Communication Disorders and Assistive Technology
  • Literacy Skills for Students with Disabilities
  • Foundations of Special Education  


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Program Highlights

  • Scholarships: From honorariums to full-tuition waivers, scholarships exist to reward your hard work and dedication to the major. Find more information here.
  • Math Club: The math department is home to an active Math Club. Each year, the club volunteers at the Children’s Festival held on LHU’s campus. In addition, its yearly activities include trips to math conferences where the topics range from the mathematics behind magic to constructing puzzles.
  • LHU SMART Center: The SMART Center serves as a resource for education majors (science, mathematics, elementary education), and mathematics and science majors. The purpose of the center is to provide a facility for students, faculty and teachers to collaborate on research projects and on the improvement of the teaching and learning of mathematics and science. The center is equipped with:
    • Computers
    • Mathematical software (Minitab, Mathematica, Geometer Sketchpad)
    • Teaching manipulatives (attribute blocks, geoboards, base-10 blocks, geometric solids, mathematics puzzles and games)
    • Textbooks for lesson plans and unit plans
    • Smart board
  • Blocked Classes: The Secondary Education programs at LHU offer two “blocked” groupings of courses in the method and practice of teaching. One of them is typically scheduled in the sophomore year and the other in the senior year. Each block includes a subject-specific “methods” course where prospective teachers learn about curriculum, assessment, and technology in addition to methods for teaching in the various content areas.
  • Student Teaching: LHU’s education curriculum will give you the opportunity to student teach at two different sites, one in the middle school and one in the high school. You will likely have a choice of urban, rural, or suburban schools. You are also encouraged to student teach abroad at any of our partner universities.
  • Careers: As a graduate of LHU’s secondary education program, you will be prepared to teach mathematics in middle, junior, and senior high grades 7-12. Demand for secondary education teachers with a dual degree in special education remains strong throughout the country, particularly in rural and inner city districts.

  • Facilities:  Faculty deliver courses in technology-enhanced classrooms with vast multimedia capabilities.  Students can access open computer labs and campus wireless network when using personally-owned devices.  Students can request technology resources from Stevenson Library, Media Services.

Featured Program Faculty

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Dr. Muhammad Aslam
Dr. W.P. Abeysinghe
Dr. Denine Simin
Steve Williams

Want to Know More?

Department of Mathematics

Dr. Steve Williams
405 Robinson Learning Center, Lock Haven University
(570) 484-2275

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