Math Education Program


Selection Criteria
The Mathematics Education faculty will consider the final selection based upon the following criteria: 

  1. Applicants must meet the minimum requirements for admission to the Professional Education Program as set by the School of Education.
  2. Applicants must have completed Math 121.
  3. Applicants must have a grade of B or better in at least one of Math 120, 121, 213, or 222.
  4. Applicants must score "satisfactory" on the essay component described below.
  5. Applicants must have a major GPA of 2.75 or greater.
  6. Applicants who have been denied admission may appeal through the School of Education.
  7. Applicants who have been denied admission to the Professional Education Program will be allowed to make one more application (a total of two applications).

Essay Component

Bring your essay directly to the Department of Mathematical Sciences (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 essay must be typed, double spaced, with standard margins and standard type size. It must be no more than two pages long. No new research or reading is expected for this essay. Express your ideas in complete sentences with appropriate transitional phrases and punctuation. Spell checking is prudent. Be sure to proof what you write. As with any writing, it is a good practice to have someone else critique your work before you turn it in.