A combination of courses in mathematics and pedagogy, this major prepares students for a successful career as a mathematics teacher in grades 7 to 12.

In this program, which has achieved National Recognition status from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, students complete a full and rigorous mathematics program that satisfies state and national standards for content and which blends practical and theoretical knowledge with hands-on experiences.

All About Secondary Education Mathematics at ESU

What do students learn to do?

All About Secondary Education Mathematics at ESU

What do students learn to do?

Career Opportunities

Secondary Mathematics majors are ready for teaching and other careers. Alumni of the program have gained positions as:

  • Mathematics Teacher, Stroudsburg Area School District

  • Graduate Student MEd in Professional and Secondary Education – Advanced Sport Performance and Coaching Track, East Stroudsburg University

  • Adjunct Professor, Shenandoah University

  • Mathematics Teacher, Strasburg High School

  • Instructor, Pleasant Valley School District

  • Instructor, Upward Bound, ESU

  • Principal, Wyoming Area Primary Center

  • Assistant Central Planning Manager, LEGOLAND New York

  • Law Student, Pace University

  • Education Coordinator for the Institute of Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Hands-on Learning

The Modern Geometry class partnered with an art class to create string art around campus.

Like all ESU math majors, secondary ed students participate in a service-learning project in MATH 425 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling.

  • The spring 2021 class investigated the viability of reusing grey water at the Pocono Environmental Education Center. In addition to using Excel to explore the economic viability of reusing grey water, the students developed educational posters to describe how the sink-toilets and shower loops work.

Secondary Education majors may pursue independent study opportunities. Recent students have worked with math faculty members to explore math anxiety in math majors, using technology to teach math, and the effectiveness of ESU's remedial math class.

Student teaching is the ultimate hands-on learning experience. ESU mathematics student teachers are supported by both mathematics-education specialists and education faculty members. Secondary education majors will student teach in both a high school classroom and a middle school classroom.

Innovative Faculty

Two math education specialists, several subject matter specialists, and faculty from the College of Education support the secondary education concentration.

Learn more about ESU and the Secondary Education Mathematics major.

Contact Us

For more information on the programs offered in the Mathematics department, please contact cgetz@esu.edu.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Science & Technology 118
(570) 422-3447
(570) 422-3899 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Department Chair
Olivia Carducci
(570) 422-3444