B.S.Ed. in Mathematics


Welcome to the B.S.Ed. in Mathematics program. It is our mission to educate teachers to be leaders and inspire learning in students.  The B.S.Ed. program prepares candidates with the necessary pedagogical content knowledge to teach the 7 – 12 mathematics curriculum, implement instructional practices built on research-based approaches to student learning, and use student thinking to drive classroom learning.   


  • BSED Candidates participate in a year-long clinical experience spending two days a week in middle school and high school classroom throughout their third year.  
  • BSED Candidates take two courses grounded in a research-based model for connecting the teaching of mathematics to advanced mathematics content. (ULTRA)
  • Variety of Field experiences throughout the program exposing candidates to working with diverse learners. 

Program Requirements

B.S. Ed. Mathematics Guidance Sheet
B.S. Ed. Mathematics Sample Course Plan 

Teacher Candidacy Information

BSED majors must apply for teacher candidacy status once they have met the Undergraduate requirements. To view requirements and the application visit Candidate Services. Teacher candidacy status is required for upper-level education courses.

Apply for Student Teaching

BSED majors must apply for student teaching one year in advance of their student teaching semester. The Office of Clinical Experiences facilitates the student teaching application process.  

Field Experience

Field experiences begin during the second year of the program and take place in a variety of settings. The third year is the clinical year, which includes two days a week in a middle school in the fall, and two days a week in a high school in the spring.  The clinical year field experience is connected to mathematics teaching pedagogy courses. Field experiences culminate with a semester of student teaching.   

Clearance Information

Students must obtain clearances for each course containing field experience in accordance with Pennsylvania statutes. These include: 

  • Pennsylvania Criminal Record Checks
  • FBI fingerprinting
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse Record checks - required for all who enter a school.
  • TB Test
  • View More Clearance Information for specific details about your program.

All clearances must be completed prior to the first day of the field course in which you are enrolled and updated every year. Please contact the Office of Candidate Services at 610-436-2999. Some school districts hosting early field students and student teachers require a TB test issued within the year they begin their school district assignment.

NOTE: School district requirements take precedence over university policy. Failure to maintain a current set of clearances will prevent you from enrollment and/or may require your dismissal from field-based courses, blocked classes, and student teaching. 


Students Promoting Excellence in Mathematics Education (SPEME) is a student run organization to help students passionate about both mathematics and education strive for excellence. As a student affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), this is a professional organization that can support you beyond graduation. We help our members develop professionally through conferences, networking, and a strong community atmosphere.

Transfer Information

Anyone interested in transferring to the program should contact the department chair or program director to discuss their previous coursework and a program plan.  

Contact Information

Daniel R. Ilaria, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics Education
BSED Coordinator
Program Director WW Teaching Fellowship
Council of Professional Education Facilitator
Anderson Hall 506


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