Program Overview

Bucks County Community College offers an Associates in Secondary Education - Mathematics for students interested in developing a fundamental education in mathematics for the purpose of future employment as an educator or teacher. Students will develop their understanding and knowledge regarding mathematics in addition to developing an understanding of processes and practices relating to education.  The program is intended to be the basis of future baccalaureate and master's education necessary for roles in education.

Students will focus on a curriculum that emphasizes mathematical ability and mathematical education as part of a general education program for future educators. Those classes include computer science, physics, English composition, effective speaking, calculus, linear algebra, introduction to psychology, foundations of education, educational psychology, cultural perspectives, integration of knowledge, mathematics electives, and personal health.

Upon completing the program, students will have demonstrated certain qualifications. Those qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to accurately interpret and translate pictorial and descriptive information into mathematical statements, to solve problems quantitatively and communicate results clearly, to demonstrate understanding of functions, limits, differentiation and integration, and to demonstrate computational skills in areas of applied mathematics.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Requirements

    Placement test (exempt for recent graduates with a 3.0 GPA or higher in high school).

    School Overview

    Established in 1964, Bucks County Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education, with a main campus located in the city of Newtown, Pennsylvania. The mission of the school states: “Bucks County Community College provides a diverse community of learners with exemplary, accessible educational opportunities and the personal connections that foster success.”

    Bucks County Community College offers more than seventy program options, offering associate’s degrees, including transfer programs, and certificate options. Popular majors at BCCC include: business administration, education, liberal arts, and nursing. Along with academic degree programs, the Continuing Education and Workforce Development supports ongoing trainings for area businesses and students, provides adult learning assistance and skills training, and offers in-school youth programs. ELearning programs at Bucks County Community College range from two-year degrees that can be completed entirely online to hybrid programs of study.

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