The limit of Mathematics
major students allowed entry into the Professional Education Program is
15 majors per year (minors are not included in this count). The
Mathematics Education faculty will consider the final selection based
upon the following criteria:
- Applicants must meet the minimum requirements for admission to the Professional Education Program as set by the School of Education.
- Applicants must complete the following courses in the major:
- Secondary mathematics education applicants must have completed either Math 220 or Math 222.
- Applicants must score "satisfactory" on the essay component described below.
- Applicants must have a major GPA > 2.75.
- Applicants will be ranked according to their GPA sum: the sum of the
overall GPA (including transfer credits) and the major GPA (including
transfer credits) divided by two.
- Fall applications: up
to 10 applicants will be selected according to their GPA sum. During
the fall application, only those applicants with a GPA sum > 3.00
will be considered.
- Spring applications: Applicants will be selected according to their GPA sum.
- In the event that step 5b does not fill all 15 positions available
for the year, applicants with a major GPA less than 2.75 may be
- Applicants denied admission may appeal through the School of Education.
- Applicants denied admission to the Professional Education Program
will be allowed to make one more application (a total of two
- CIS is no longer a certifiable major or minor.
School of Education deadlines: September
22 and February 22 of each year. Applicants must meet the minimum
requirements for admission to the Professional Education Program as set
by the School of Education.
Bring your essay directly to the
Mathematics and Computing Information Systems Department (Science
Building, B246). The essay is due on or before the deadline for applying
for admission to the Professional Education Program.
Respond to the following question:
Why do you want to be a mathematics teacher?
The paper must be typed (word-processed preferred), double spaced,
standard margins, standard type size, and NO MORE than two pages long.
Do not do any research or reading for this essay. Express your ideas in
complete sentences with appropriate transitional phrases and
punctuation. In this technological world, the use of an electronic spell
checker is prudent. Be sure to proof what you write and, as with any
writing, it is a good practice to let someone else critique your work
before you turn it in.