Math and Secondary Education majors typically take the following courses in the fall semester of their first year:

First-Year Experience Learning Community Courses

We will register you in these courses.

  1. Philosophy (PHIL 201)
  2. English Composition (ENG 101) OR Theology (TRS 201)

Why am I taking these classes?   Honors students take equivalent honors courses.

Major and Elective Courses

You will need to choose and register for these courses.

  1. Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (Math 121) or other calculus-sequence course, depending on placement
  2. A foreign language
  3. A course of your own choosing

The Book of Nature, Galileo said, is written in the language of mathematics, and since Galileo's time, mathematicians, scientists, and economists have made great strides in describing and modeling human action with the help of mathematics.

At Catholic University, mathematics is studied in a broader, liberal arts curriculum. Courses in philosophy, theology, the natural and social sciences, literature, and the humanities will sharpen your writing skills, develop your capacity for critical thought, and teach you how to begin making connections among the various kinds and fields of knowledge.

The joint major in Secondary Education and math prepares teacher candidates to teach Math and leads to certification at the middle and high school levels.

1 st Semester Courses

Students should take a calculus course based on their math placement exam. No specific education courses are suggested to first-year students. You'll begin your study of teaching and learning theories in your sophomore year.

It is also recommended that students begin working on your foreign language requirement.

For a final course, explore other subjects that grab your interest by choosing a course from these recommended options.

Know which courses you want? Get registered.