Teacher Education, Secondary Mathematics BS / Teaching, Learning and Curriculum MS

Major: Teacher Education, Secondary Mathematics; Teaching, Learning and Curriculum
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 230.0
Co-op Options: One Co-op
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 13.1205

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 25-2031

About the Program

The Teacher Education, Secondary Mathematics (7-12) BS and Teaching, Learning and Curriculum MS (Advanced Track) offers a flexible, innovative curriculum with a unique emphasis on creative problem-solving and the application of the latest technologies to learning. This accelerated degree program allows candidates to pursue a BS in Education (Secondary Mathematics 7-12) with Pennsylvania initial state teacher certification and continue for a fifth graduate year to complete the MS in Teaching Learning and Curriculum (Advanced Track).

The BS/MS in Secondary Mathematics Education and Teaching, Learning and Curriculum (Advanced Track) prepares students academically and practically for careers in PK–12 teaching or other educational settings, including capabilities to:
 
  •  Demonstrate professional ethics and independent and creative academic best practices that exhibit outstanding leadership, organizational, cross-cultural, interpersonal, and advocacy skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with internal and external groups
  • Understand the changing role of teachers in increasingly diverse societies
  • Demonstrate a strong academic background in all subject areas that meet PDE requirements, including literacy, language, and STEM areas
  • Demonstrate the ability to create and maintain a positive and democratic classroom climate for students
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of child development in their ability to develop and implement learning opportunities that are unique to every child
  • Develop creative academic leadership skills with a global perspective on current educational issues, knowledge of best pedagogical practices, tools to effectively integrate technology in curriculum, assessment, and instruction, and a strong academic background in all subject areas that meet PDE content requirements
  • Develop competencies to become reflective practitioners who are lifelong learners, who base their practice on theory, research, and developmentally appropriate pedagogy by analyzing, implementing, and evaluating existing and new instructional strategies and practices in a variety of educational institutions/organizations
  • Demonstrate advanced teaching knowledge and skills well beyond that required for initial Pennsylvania certification
  • Develop advanced skills to function in a variety of roles as instructors, instructional leaders, or researchers in local, state, national and international organizations, foundations, associations, corporations, and private educational institutions
  • Have in-depth knowledge of both public and private (non-profit and for-profit) institutions as well as small and large institutions

Admission Requirements

Same as the BS in Teacher Education, the BSMS application must be submitted during sophomore year before 120.0 credits have been completed with a cumulative 3.0 GPA to gain acceptance into the program. Continuation as a BS/MS student in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum (Advanced Track) requires maintaining a minimum term and cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development1.0
CS 150Computer Science Principles3.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
English elective course between 200-3293.0
HIST 289History of Science: Enlightenment to Modernity4.0
PHIL 251Ethics3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
PSY 320 [WI] Educational Psychology3.0
UNIV T101The Drexel Experience1.0
Mathematics Requirements
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
MATH 123Calculus III4.0
MATH 200Multivariate Calculus4.0
MATH 201Linear Algebra4.0
MATH 205Survey of Geometry3.0
MATH 210Differential Equations4.0
MATH 220 [WI] Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning3.0
MATH 221Discrete Mathematics3.0
MATH 311Probability and Statistics I4.0
MATH 312Probability and Statistics II4.0
MATH 331Abstract Algebra I4.0
Science Requirements
BIO 107Cells, Genetics & Physiology3.0
BIO 108Cells, Genetics and Physiology Laboratory1.0
BIO 109Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution3.0
BIO 110Biological Diversity, Ecology and Evolution Laboratory1.0
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
ENVS 260Environmental Science and Society3.0
PHYS 101Fundamentals of Physics I4.0
PHYS 102Fundamentals of Physics II4.0
Pedagogy Requirements
EDEX 142Special Education Foundations: Referral and Assessment3.0
EDEX 344Inclusive Practices3.0
EDEX 368 [WI] Literacy and Content Skill Development PK-123.0
EDLT 325Design for Learning with Digital Media3.0
EDLT 326Technology Applications for Learning3.0
EDUC 101Foundations in Education I: A Historical and Philosophical Perspective3.0
EDUC 106First Year Seminar: A Case of Schools and Cities1.0
EDUC 107First Year Seminar: Exploring Pedagogies1.0
EDUC 108First Year Seminar: Designing Learning Spaces 1.0
EDUC 113Organizational Structure of Secondary Schools3.0
EDUC 123Adolescent Development3.0
EDUC 205Sophomore Pedagogy Seminar1.0
EDUC 216Diversity and Today's Teacher3.0
EDUC 223Teaching the Middle School Child3.0
EDUC 305 [WI] Junior Pedagogy Seminar1.0
EDUC 308Creating a Positive Classroom Climate3.0
EDUC 312Educational Policy, Law & Advocacy3.0
EDUC 316Teaching in Urban Contexts 3.0
EDUC 322Evaluation of Instruction3.0
EDUC 324Current Research in Curriculum & Instruction3.0
EDUC 365Foundations in Instructing English Language Learners3.0
EDUC 405Senior Pedagogy Seminar1.0
MTED 419Teaching Secondary Mathematics3.0
MTED 428Cultural and Historical Significance of Mathematics3.0
Student Teaching Experience
EDUC 409 [WI] Student Teaching Seminar I9.0
EDUC 410 [WI] Student Teaching9.0
MS in TLC Core
EDAM 714Instructional and Curriculum Leadership 3.0
EDLT 532Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development - Non-Field Experience3.0
EDUC 524Current Research in Curriculum & Instruction3.0
EDUC 530Advanced Techniques in Instruction & Assessment3.0
EDUC 609Language & Culture in Education3.0
Policy, Law & Organization Courses (Choose 2)3.0
EDPO 620Education Policy: Concepts, Issues, and Applications3.0
or EDAM 705 School Law and Politics
or EDUC 804 Program Evaluation in Organizations
MS in TLC Capstone Sequence
EDU 780Capstone Research3.0
EDUL 780Lesson Study Capstone Course I3.0
or EDUT 780 Thesis Capstone Course I
or EDUP 780 Practitioner Capstone Course I
EDUL 781Lesson Study Capstone Course II3.0
or EDUT 780 Thesis Capstone Course I
or EDUP 780 Practitioner Capstone Course I
Professional or Concentration Electives15.0
Total Credits230.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Sample Plan of Study

4 year, 1 co-op

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
EDUC 1013.0CIVC 1011.0BIO 1073.0VACATION
EDUC 1061.0EDUC 1071.0BIO 1081.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0EDUC 1133.0EDEX 1423.0 
MATH 1214.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0EDUC 1081.0 
PSY 1013.0MATH 1224.0EDUC 1233.0 
UNIV 1011.0PHIL 2513.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
  MATH 1234.0 
 15 15 18 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
COOP 1011.0ECON 2014.0CHEM 1013.5BIO 1093.0
EDEX 3443.0EDUC 2163.0EDEX 3683.0BIO 1101.0
EDUC 2051.0INFO 108 or CS 1503.0EDUC 3051.0CHEM 1024.5
EDUC 2233.0MATH 2014.0EDUC 3083.0EDLT 3253.0
EDUC 3653.0 MATH 2053.0EDUC 3223.0
HIST 2894.0 MATH 2104.0MTED 4283.0
MATH 2004.0   
 19 14 17.5 17.5
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCEEDLT 3263.0EDUC 3123.0
MTED 4193.0 EDUC 3163.0EDUC 3243.0
  MATH 2203.0MATH 2213.0
  PHYS 1014.0PHYS 1024.0
  (GR) MS Professional Elective3.0(GR) MS Professional Elective3.0
 3 0 16 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
EDUC 4099.0EDUC 4109.0EDUC 4051.0EDAM 7053.0
MATH 3314.0MATH 3114.0ENGL 200 - ENGL 3953.0EDUC 5243.0
EDPO 620, EDAM 705, or EDUC 8043.0EDLT 5323.0ENVS 2603.0EDUC 5303.0
  MATH 3124.0 
  PSY 3203.0 
  EDAM 7143.0 
  Student converts to Grad status at the end of the Spring term 
 16 16 17 9
Fifth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
EDU 7803.0EDUL 780, EDUT 780, or EDUP 7803.0EDUL 781, EDUT 780, or EDUP 7803.0 
EDUC 6093.0(GR) MS Professional Elective3.0(GR) MS Professional Elective3.0 
(GR) MS Professional Elective3.0   
 9 6 6 
Total Credits 230

Education Faculty

Jennifer Adams, EdD (Harvard University). Associate Professor. Comparative and international education; Poverty and education; Child welfare; Educational policy.
Ayana Allen, PhD (Texas A&M University ). Associate Professor. Urban education; Identity construction in school contexts; Urban school transformation.
Kristen Betts, EdD (George Washington University). Clinical Professor. Higher education administration and governance, online blended education, instructional design and educational technology, program assessment and evaluation.
Eric Brewe, PhD (Arizona State University). Associate Professor. Physics Education Research, introductory course reform, network analysis in learning, neuromechanisms of learning.
Stephanie Smith Budhai, PhD (Drexel University). Associate Clinical Professor. Teacher and higher education, culturally responsive teaching, equity and social justice, online learning, community engagement and service-learning, family involvement and partnerships, and learning technologies.
José Luis Chávez, EdD (University of Southern California). Clinical Professor. Higher education leadership and administration.
Rebecca Clothey, PhD (University of Pittsburgh) Associate Department Head. Associate Professor. Comparative and international education, education of ethnic and linguistic minorities, sociology of education.
James Connell, PhD (Louisiana State University) Founding Clinical Core Director and Research Fellow, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. Associate Professor. Identifying the variables that influence adult behavior change in community settings; autism intervention; widespread dissemination of evidence-based interventions in school and community settings.
Sandra L. Dika, PhD (Virginia Tech University). Associate Professor. Educational research and evaluation.
Kareem Edouard, PhD (Stanford University). Assistant Professor. Educational technology; internet-based STEM learning; equity and inclusion in STEM education
Salvatore V. Falletta, EdD (North Carolina State University). Clinical Professor. Human Resource intelligence (i.e., HR research and analytics practices); HRD assessment, measurement, and evaluation models and taxonomies; organizational diagnostic models; web-based employee and organizational survey methods, and computational modeling.
Alonzo M. Flowers, III, PhD (Texas A&M University). Associate Professor. Education issues including academic identity development of men of color in STEM education, diversity in teaching & learning, research methods/design, and college student development in higher education
Aroutis N. Foster, PhD (Michigan State University) Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies . Professor. Educational psychology and educational technology, especially the following: Motivation; Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK); Immersive Interactive Digital Environments (simulation, games, virtual realities.
Rajashi Ghosh, PhD (University of Louisville, Kentucky) Department Chair for Policy, Organization & Leadership. Associate Professor. Mentoring and leader development, workplace Incivility, workplace learning and development.
John M. Gould, PhD (University of Pittsburgh) Harrisburg EdD Educational Leadership & Change Program. Clinical Professor. Change leadership, curriculum re-design, the impact of technology on learning.
Dominic F. Gullo, PhD (Indiana University). Professor. Studying the relative and long-range effects of early schooling experiences in prekindergarten and kindergarten on children's achievement and social adaptation to school routine.
H. Bernard Hall, PhD (Temple University). Assistant Professor. Hip-hop Pedagogy , English Education, Urban Teacher Education.
Penny Hammrich, PhD (University of Minnesota) Dean. Distinguished University Professor. Urban education; science education; genetics; gender equity; science knowledge for conceptual teaching; sport science.
Paul Harrington, PhD (University of Massachusetts, Boston) Director, Center for Labor Markets and Policy. Professor. Teen and young adult job access; economic outlook, college labor market; workforce development, planning, and development; vocational rehabilitation and job market transition.
Michael J. Haslip, PhD (Old Dominion University). Assistant Professor. Early childhood education, social and emotional learning, child guidance strategies, effects of public pre-school attendance.
Deanna Hill, JD, PhD (University of Pittsburgh). Associate Clinical Professor. Higher education, international education, education law, education policy
Erin Horvat, PhD (University of California, Los Angeles) Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. Professor. Urban education, access and equity, high school dropout, parent involvement/family involvement, community engagement in research.
Jennifer Katz-Buonincontro, PhD (University of Oregon) Associate Dean of Research. Associate Professor. Educational administration, leadership development, survey & instrument design.
Larry Keiser, PhD (Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Education and corporate/business leaders’ creativity and entrepreneurial mindsets; creative school/work environments; neuroscience of creativity; everyday creativity for teachers and educators.
Kristine Kelly, PhD (University of Wisconsin, Madison). Associate Clinical Professor. Sociology of gender and development; anthropology of policy; comparative and international education; qualitative research methods; Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
Cameron Kiosoglous, PhD (Virginia Tech University) Program Director. Assistant Clinical Professor. Coached on the USRowing National Team staff since 2002, including the 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympic Games; coaching development; measuring coaching quality; self-insight and reflective practices; coaching leadership; conference presenter; published author.
Valerie Klein, PhD (Amherst College). Associate Clinical Professor. Mathematics learning and teaching; teacher's use of formative assessment in mathematics; creating opportunities for rich problem solving in the classroom; examining teachers growth and change; qualitative research methods.
Michael G. Kozak, Ed.D. (Rowan University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Leadership, STEAM, online and blended learning environments, systems thinking, experiential learning, K-12 education, and facilitating change
Amanda Lannie, PhD (Syracuse University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Applied behavior analysis and special education; School-based consultation; system-wide interventions as a mechanism for delivery supports to all students; Designing effective and efficient interventions for students with emotional/behavioral disorders.
Vera Lee, EdD (University of Pennsylvania) Department Chair for Teaching, Learning & Curriculum. Associate Clinical Professor. Practitioner Research in online courses to explore inservice/preservice teachers’ emerging understandings about issues of diversity; the development of information/digital literacies of urban youth; English language learners.
Bruce Levine, JD (New York University). Associate Clinical Professor. Educational policy, school law, public-private partnerships, intersection of business and education.
Kristine Lewis-Grant, PhD (Temple University). Clinical Professor. Experiences of students of African descent at predominantly white colleges and universities, college access and college student development, youth civic engagement in urban school reform, qualitative research and evaluation.
William Lynch, PhD (University of Maryland). Professor. Curriculum and educational leadership, educational technology, distance learning policy development, higher and adult education.
Constance Lyttle, PhD, JD (University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University). Clinical Professor. Legal rights of gifted and talented children and children with disabilities; inclusive education of exceptional children; special education mediation; special education IEP/IFSP facilitation; resolution session facilitation
Joy Phillips, PhD (The University of Texas at Austin). Associate Clinical Professor. Visionary leadership in theory and practice, school reform as innovative problem-setting, thinking qualitatively about school reform. thinking about school reform by drawing, Educational Leadership Program Assessment.
Kathleen Provinzano, PhD (Marywood University). Assistant Professor. Educational administration.
Harriette Thurber Rasmussen, EdD (Fielding Graduate Institute). Assistant Clinical Professor. Educational leadership and change.
Lori Severino, EdD (Neumann University). Assistant Professor. Special education, differentiated instruction, reading, Wilson language, multi-sensory instruction, reading comprehension, assessment, adolescent literacy.
Jason Silverman, PhD (Vanderbilt University). Professor. Teaching and learning of advanced mathematical ideas (algebra and calculus); improving teachers' ability to orchestrate and sustain inquiry-based and discussion-based instruction; technology in mathematics education.
Joanne Sloand, EdD (Duquesne University) Department Chair for Teaching, Learning & Curriculum. Associate Clinical Professor. Special Education Leadership, Trauma-informed care, Parent engagement in special education service delivery.
Toni A. Sondergeld, PhD (University of Toledo). Associate Professor. Cognitive and affective assessment development; program/grant evaluation; high stakes testing measurement; STEM education; urban education
Bridget Sweeney Blakely, PhD (Temple University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Consultation; Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS); Response to Intervention (Rtl); Systems-level change; performance feedback
Mary Jean Tecce DeCarlo, EdD (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Clinical Professor. Early literacy development, learning differences, knowledge construction, urban education.
Sarah P. Ulrich, EdD (Saint Joseph’s University) Associate Dean of Teacher Education and Undergraduate Affairs. Clinical Professor. Cross-cultural, language and academic development, school reform, teacher preparation, teacher retention, teacher residencies in urban contexts.
Sheila Vaidya, PhD (Temple University). Professor. Educational psychology, school psychology, research design.
Christina Vorndran, PhD (Louisiana State University) Program Director, Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education. Clinical Professor. Designing effective and efficient community-based interventions, Severe behavior disorders, Functional behavior assessment
Christopher G. Wright, PhD (Tufts University). Assistant Professor. Engineering and science education, Urban education, elementary teacher education.

Emeritus Faculty

Mary Jo Grdina, PhD (Case Western Reserve University). Clinical Professor. Undergraduate studies, science education, curriculum design.
Joyce Pittman, PhD (Iowa State University of Science and Technology). Clinical Professor. Curriculum and instruction K-16; teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL); instructional design business education and administration; industrial and career technology; oral and written communication; research methodology; instructional and assistive technology assessment; online learning pedagogy
Fredricka K. Reisman, PhD (Syracuse University) School of Education, Founder, Drexel School of Education. Professor Emerita. Director, Freddie Reisman Center for Translational Research in Creativity and Motivation, Creator and Former Director-Creativity and Innovation Programs, Co-Director- Drexel/Torrance Center for Creativity and Innovation, Drexel University Named Recognition- Freddie Reisman Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Awards
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