School of Arts and Sciences

Mathematics/Secondary Education (6-12)

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science's major in mathematics/secondary education at Palm Beach Atlantic University is designed to be excellent preparation for a career in mathematics education. The courses offered are up-to-date and academically rigorous. Along with acquiring skill in teaching mathematical concepts, you will examine important learning theories and learning processes,  while emphasizing cultural and environmental influences on the learning experience. Our courses also instill in you the values of intellect, Christian character and personal integrity.

Your Courses & Classes

Why PBA?

As a mathematics major at PBA, you’ll:

  • Enjoy class sizes limited to 30 students so that you receive one-on-one instructor feedback.
  • Learn from dedicated Christians who are also experts in their field.
  • Engage in hands-on learning through internship opportunities.
  • Understand that mathematics isn’t an abstract, human invention but one of God’s greatest gifts.
  • Help others through service learning opportunities — within PBA and beyond.

Your Faculty

At PBA, Florida’s top Christian college, you’ll learn from a blend of instructors, from former high school math teachers to pure mathematicians. One faculty member worked as an actuary. Another has 32 years of experience as a high school teacher. Yet another worked in institutional research and mathematics curriculum. Most are extremely active in county, state and mathematics associations.

Your Opportunities

Theory and practice will be studied and integrated through class discussions and field-experience observations during your student teaching in Palm Beach County schools.  PBA’s math department enjoys an excellent reputation in the community, and in educational circles. Your program will also address the Sunshine State Standards, the Accomplished Practices, and the Florida Education Standards Commission's Code of Ethics and Principles of Professional Conduct and its ramifications, which leads to first-rate employment opportunities for you after graduation.