Secondary Math Education (BS)

Learn the proper pedagogy for teaching math for 7–12 grade and an educational approach to create a supportive environment for the whole person—mind, heart, and soul.

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Why Secondary Math 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.  Certification includes PA State Secondary Math Instructional I (Grades 7-12) as well as Association of Christian Schools International Secondary Math (Grades 7-12); certification in Special Education 7-12 and/or TESOL PK-12 may be added on to the secondary math education program.


Why Secondary Math 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.