Combine courses in mathematics, secondary education, and special education to prepare for a career teaching mathematics in grades 7 -12 or in working with student/adults with special needs.

Get all the benefits of our nationally recognized secondary education program with an integrated special education program.

ESU offers a dual major combining a B.S. in Mathematics (Special Education concentration) and a B.S. in Special Education, preparing students for Level 1 Licensure certification to teach both subjects in middle school and high school (grades 7-12).

All About Mathematics and Special Education at ESU

All About Mathematics and Special Education at ESU

What do students learn to do?

Hands-on Learning

Students in the Modern Geometry class use Lenart Spheres to explore spherical geometry.

Like all math majors, dual majors in math/secondary education and special education participate in a service-learning project in MATH 425 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling.

  • The Spring 2018 class worked together to illustrate the state of childcare in Monroe County for the United Way of Monroe County. The students used data provided by the United Way to generate maps showing the locations of childcare centers and major employers in Monroe County. They used US Census data to determine whether childcare in Monroe county was affordable. The United Way representatives were very happy with the student's report.

Student teaching is the ultimate hands-on learning. Dual majors in math/secondary education and special education student teach in a mathematics classroom and in a special education classroom.

Innovative Faculty

Two math education specialists, several subject matter specialists, faculty from Professional and Secondary Education, and faculty from Special Education support the secondary education concentration.

Learn more about ESU and the Dual Major in Mathematics and Special Education.

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For more information on the programs offered in the Mathematics department, please contact

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