Mathematics Major for Teaching Certification
This option is structured to ensure that you will satisfy the licensing requirements for secondary teacher certification by completing dedicated geometry and statistics courses containing integrated educational methods. Additional mathematics courses from the areas of analysis, abstract algebra, and discrete mathematics provide a comprehensive content preparation. Additional educational training in mathematics teaching technology, mathematics educational methods, and the history of mathematics ensure your subject competency. A secondary student teaching experience completes the requirements for this major.
The Mathematics Major for Teaching Certification consists of at least 47 credits:
- Math 120, 121, 213, 222, 300. We strongly recommend that you complete 213 and 300 before you enroll in any courses numbered above 300.
- Take 4 courses from the following groups, to provide greater depth in at least one area:
- Math 350, Math Ed 350
- Math 356, 357
- Probability and statistics: Math 356, 357
- Complete either 3a or 3b below (9 or 10 additional credits):
- Take three courses selected from Math 305, 310, 315, 320, 323, 324, 327, 330, 331, 335, 356, 357, 360, 367, 372, 468
- Take two courses from Math 305, 310, 315, 320, 323, 324, 327, 330, 335, 360, 367, 372; and 3 or 4 credits from Math 380, 390, 395, 499
To have a major in mathematics approved for graduation, you must have a minimum grade point average of 2.00 (2.75 to student teach) in the math courses you select to satisfy the requirements of the major. In addition, you must achieve a grade of C or better in at least 15 credits in required courses numbered 300 or above. These standards apply regardless of a declaration of academic bankruptcy. The department chair may allow exceptions on a conditional basis.