Secondary Math Education (BS)+ MS in Education Dual-Level Program

Learn the proper pedagogy for teaching Math for 7–12 grade while you also earn your MS in Education.

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Why Secondary Math Education + MS in Education?

A Secondary Math program is designed to develop reflective educators who engage students actively in their own learning and foster critical thinking skills. The curriculum includes three integrated components: a body of general studies to develop a depth in math content knowledge; education courses to align learning theory, curricular design and subject-specific methodology practices in math; and performance-based school placements for applied, contextual practice in a secondary math classroom.


How it Works:

This dual-level program allows you to condense what would be six years of study (four-year bachelor’s + two-year master’s) into just five years by starting master-level courses as early as your junior year. You’ll be able to complete all requirements for both degrees in as few as five years without taking summer courses. By completing this program, you will be able to teach in both public and private schools, as this program prepares you to receive the Pennsylvania Instructional I Secondary Math Education (7–12) certification and Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Math (7–12) certification.

You will also continue to receive your undergraduate scholarships and tuition aid for all five years of study, which will save you thousands of dollars.


Why Secondary Math Education + MS in Education at Cairn?

  • Earn a bachelor’s degree and an MS in Education in as few as five years, all while qualifying for undergraduate financial aid.
  • Learn from professors with extensive backgrounds in classroom teaching and student teacher supervision.
  • Receive the integration of special education, English as a Second Language, and differentiation practices throughout the course of study.
  • Gain opportunities for field experiences throughout the program to apply what is being learned in the classroom.
  • Teach or tutor students in one-on-one, local school, and international contexts throughout your program of study.


Career Paths

  • Secondary classroom teacher (middle school or high school) in public, Christian, other private, or international school.
  • Special Education 7-12 and/or TESOL K-12 classroom teacher, support personnel, or co-teacher.
  • Master degree programs and certification add-ons, such as Reading Specialist, Librarian Specialist, and Business, Computers, and Information Technology (BCIT) Specialist open up the opportunity to specialize.