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Department of Mathematical Sciences

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A degree in mathematics will prepare you for a range of career options in business, industry, government and education. Companies in the computer and communications industries employ many mathematicians, as do energy, pharmaceutical, insurance and financial services companies. The Mathematics major offers new concentrations in:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Data Science
  • Mathematical Structures and Applications
  • Mathematics for Teachers
Department Chair:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Science Building Rm. 152
(860) 465-4592
(860) 465-0479
Assistant Chair:
Dr. Megan Heenehan
Science Building Rm. 166
(860) 465-5009
(860) 465-0479
Math Foundations Coordinator:
Dr. Kim Ward
Science Building Rm. 154
(860) 465-4544
(860) 465-0479
Ms. Cheryl Le Beau
Science Building Rm. 168
(860) 465-4510
(860) 465-0479
professor showing how to configure a problem on a math calculator
a group of students at a math honor society gathering
professor in front of a white board explaining a graphed diagram
professor working with a class on the use of counting blocks in a classroom

Programs of Study

  • The Mathematics concentration in the Liberal Studies major prepares students for certification as early childhood or elementary education teachers. Students learn the major concepts and procedures in number and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, data analysis and probability.

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  • Recognized by Colleges of Distinction and ranked number one in New England by the National Council on Teacher Quality, The Elementary Education major at Eastern prepares entry-level professionals to teach in elementary school classrooms. Teacher candidates gain competence in pedagogy; academic content areas; educational technology; and knowledge integration, while demonstrating how to create learning environments to support student diversity. Eastern’s program includes liberal art core electives, a dual major in a subject area, and hands-on student teaching experiences. Graduates can earn their advanced master’s degree in Education at Eastern with one additional year of study.

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  • Candidates preparing for teaching careers in grades 7-12 take a major in five subject areas, in addition to the Secondary Education Certification concentration.  Applicable subjects include English, Mathematics, Environmental Earth Science, History/Social Studies and Biology. Teacher candidates gain skills in content pedagogy, cultural competence, data literacy, educational technology and in differentiating for diverse learners.

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