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.
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. 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.
Secondary Math Education + MS in Education at Cairn
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Required Credits: 157
- MAT Calculus I-IV
- MAT 341 History & Philosophy of Math
- EDU 656 Reading/Writing Across Curr
- EDU 712 Curr Theory, Design, Assess
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.
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An Affordable Education
While the cost of a Cairn University education is competitive with similar institutions, we realize you may need financial assistance to take this journey. You are not alone. 97% of our full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.
Meet Our Faculty
Kate Mehmel is a Cairn graduate who returned to the University after teaching high school math for 13 years. She (slowly) worked on a MA in Mathematics from Villanova while teaching, coaching, running youth group, and counseling at summer camp. She loves teenagers. She also loves to camp, hike, and generally to be outside, though inside with a book and a cup of coffee is also lovely. She spends most of her time with her toddler Eliana, who is (usually) a delight and in whom she is trying to instill a love of both the outdoors and books.
Dr. Vasso teaches on diverse topics in education, including models of teaching, educators and education in film, children’s literature, curriculum design, and assessment. She has taught at all levels from elementary to post-graduate, including teaching teachers on 5 different continents.
In addition to teaching at Cairn, she is founder and president of Words of Worth, Inc. In that ministry, she teaches and writes Bible studies on various topics and books of the Bible. She enjoys speaking for church and para-church organizations, national and international conferences, and for various schools providing professional in-services for educators.