Mission and Vision Statements

Secondary Mathematics Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Secondary Mathematics Education Program at Lock Haven University is to develop excellent contemporary teachers of secondary mathematics, primarily through a program that offers outstanding instruction in mathematics content, methods of teaching mathematics, and general educational issues, with early, appropriate, and supportive experiences in real classrooms. The contemporary teacher of secondary mathematics fully understands the content being taught, facilitates a student-centered approach to learning that encourages the construction of mathematical understanding, and uses appropriate technology, within a culturally diverse classroom.

Secondary Mathematics Program Vision Statement

The creators and sustainers of Lock Haven University's Secondary Mathematics Education Program aspire to develop the premier program for educating Pennsylvania secondary mathematics teachers in the state. Through strong content preparation, research-based pedagogical preparation, appropriate field experiences, up-to-date technologies, and excellent modeling of instruction, we will create an environment rich in intellectual rigor and full of practical experience.