Accelerated Certificate Program - Math Education
Credit Hours: 41
Students must achieve an average 2.50 GPA in mathematics courses and a "C" or better in each Math course. Prior to beginning certification coursework, any student interested in obtaining an accelerated certification in mathematics education (7th - 12th) at Keystone College must meet entry requirements for education including a 3.00 GPA and completion of required prerequisites.
Further, participating in and documenting 80 hours of field experiences prior to engaging in student teaching is required. Failure to meet these requirements will preclude admission into the education program.
This certificate program is designed for individuals who have earned a Bachelor's Degree and wish to pursue teacher certification. Upon completion of the program requirements, individuals will be able to apply for certification through the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
|Dept and No.||
Descriptive Title of Course
|EDUC 201||Foundations of Education||3|
|EDUC 211||Educational Psychology||3|
|MATH 225||Techniques of Calculus I||4|
|MATH 230||Techniques of Calculus II||4|
|MATH 305||Communications in Math||2|
|EDUC 335||Math Methods||3|
|EDUC 306 or EDUC 440||Using Computers to Support Classroom Learning or Electronic Media for Teachers||3|
|EDUC 320||Teaching Children with Diverse Needs||3|
|MATH 314||Statistics and Research||3|
|80 hours of Field Experience|
|EDUC 425 or EDUC 423I||Teaching in the Intermediate/Secondary or Teaching in the Elementary School/Intermediate||2|
|EDUC 423S||Student Teaching Secondary 12 Weeks||6|
* Any student with a Bachelor's Degree who is interested in obtaining certification in Mathematics Education at Keystone College must meet entry requirements for education and have an interview with a member of the education faculty prior to beginning coursework. A minimum of 30 credits in the discipline at the College is needed in order to be recommended to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for certification. If any of the required courses have been accepted by Keystone College as transfer credits, a list of acceptable alternative courses will be provided to the student in order to ensure completion of the thirty-credit minimum. A minimum of 80 hours of classroom field observation is required prior to the student teaching experience.
* Certification coursework is offered in both the La Plume and Towanda Weekender Programs; however, all coursework is not available in Towanda. **Program offerings are enrollment dependent.