Meet the Mathematics Faculty
The Mathematics Department, following recommendations by the Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics of the Mathematical Association of America, offers its majors a basic grounding in calculus, modern algebra and real analysis. Students are introduced to the language of mathematics, learn to formulate and solve mathematical problems, and develop a facility with advanced mathematical technique and abstraction. A wide choice of elective courses allows students to pursue varied career goals. Our students are well prepared to choose graduate education, secondary teaching certification or to enter the work force directly.
For students interested in engineering, the Mathematics Department participates in a cooperative engineering program. For details, see the Special Programs section of the catalog, and the Cooperative Engineering Program requirements section below.
Students can earn college credit for either Calculus I (MATH 110 .) or Calculus I and Calculus II (MATH 120 .) by scoring a four or a five on the Advanced Placement (AP) examinations. Alternatively, students may earn credit for Calculus I by passing an examination given by the department each fall. Incoming students must contact the department by August 1 if they wish to sit for the examination.
Education Certification: Siena mathematics majors seeking initial teaching certification (grades 7-12) must be approved by both the Mathematics Department and the Education Department. It is the responsibility of the student to understand and fulfill the various requirements of Siena College, the major department, Education Department, and the state to which they plan to apply for teacher certification. In particular, students must maintain at least a 2.75 in Mathematics as well as an Education and overall GPA of 3.0. In addition, only courses with a grade of C or above are acceptable toward meeting content core and pedagogical core requirements for teacher certification in the State of New York. See http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ag.html for details. New York State requires that all prospective teachers study a language other than English at the college level. To be approved the student must demonstrate strong communication skills, and successfully complete the requirements for the BA or BS degree in Mathematics, including the courses Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry and Probability for Statistics. Students returning to or continuing their education at Siena College for purposes of certification must meet the requirements above. Mathematics majors interested in Siena’s teacher preparation program are encouraged to contact members of the Education Department for further information.
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