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Mathematics - Secondary Teaching Option with Certification

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Mathematics - Secondary Teaching Option with Certification (124 Hours)

Mathematics Major Core Requirements

Courses required for the major may not be taken pass/fail, and a 2.0 minimum GPA is required.


Certification Requirements

  1. Applications for certification are accepted at any time during fall and spring semesters. Decisions are made within ten working days of receipt of application. Application forms are available in the Mathematics Department office.
  2. Applications are evaluated, and certification decided, by a faculty committee.
  3. Applicants must have an overall GPA of at least 2.0.
  4. The mathematics core consists of MATH 171, 172, and 220. These courses (or their equivalent for transfer students) must be completed before application.
  5. Students with at least a 2.5 GPA in the mathematics core will be certified automatically. Those with less than a 2.0 GPA in the mathematics core will normally not be certified. Others will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  6. Appeals on certification decisions are considered by the department chairperson.
  7. Students who are denied certification may reapply after completing at least 12 more semester hours, whereupon decisions are based on grades in mathematics, science, and computer science courses; cumulative grade point average and grade patterns; and a personal interview.
  8. Certified students whose cumulative GPA or GPA in MATH courses numbered 171 and above falls below 2.0 for two consecutive semesters, or who are academically deficient, are subject to decertification.
  9. Applications for recertification are handled in the same manner as certification applications for those previously denied.


Teaching and Learning Requirements
Secondary education teacher certification requires a consultation with and advisor from the Department of Teaching and Learning for approval and sequencing of TCH LRN courses.

First Year
First TermHours
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab4
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Humanities [HUM]3
MATH 171 [QUAN]4
Second TermHours
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 1724
MATH 2202
PSYCH 105 [SSCI]3
Foreign Language, if necessary0-4
Second Year
First TermHours
ENGLISH 201 [WRTG] or 301 [WRTG]3
MATH 2163
MATH 2732
PHYSICS 201 [PSCI]4
Foreign Language, if necessary0-4
Second TermHours
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
MATH 301 3
MATH 3153
MATH 3981
TCH LRN 3013
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third TermHours
(Summer) TCH LRN 3172
Third Year
First TermHours
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS], Humanities [HUM], or Social Sciences [SSCI]3
MATH 300 [M]3
MATH 3303
MATH 4033
300-400-level MATH Elective3
Second TermHours
Diversity [DIVR]3
MATH 3203
STAT 360 or 4433
300-400-level MATH Elective3
Fourth Year
First TermHours
MATH 401 [M]3
MATH 4313
TCH LRN 4643
TCH LRN 4653
TCH LRN 4662
Second TermHours
ED PSYCH 4683
MATH 432 [CAPS]3
TCH LRN 467 [M]3
TCH LRN 4692
TCH LRN 4703
Fifth Year
First TermHours
TCH LRN 415 (Student Teaching)16

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