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Secondary Mathematics Teaching Option Without Certification

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Secondary Mathematics Teaching Option Without Certification (120 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.

First Year
First TermHours
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab4
Humanities [HUM]3
MATH 171 [QUAN]4
Second TermHours
Arts [ARTS]3
MATH 1724
MATH 220 2
Second Year
First TermHours
Arts [ARTS], Humanities [HUM], or Social Sciences [SSCI]3
ENGLISH 201 [WRTG] or 301 [WRTG]3
MATH 2163
MATH 2732
Second TermHours
Diversity [DIVR]3
MATH 3013
MATH 3153
MATH 3981
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
MATH 300 [M]3
MATH 330 3
MATH 4033
Foreign Language, if necessary, and/or Electives6
Second TermHours
MATH 320 [M]3
STAT 360 or 4433
300-400-level MATH Electives13
Foreign Language, if necessary, and/or Electives6
Fourth Year
First TermHours
MATH 401 [M]3
MATH 4313
Second TermHours
MATH 432 [CAPS]3
300-400-level MATH Electives13
300-400-level Electives3

1MATH Elective courses include any 3-credit 300-400-level MATH courses not required to fulfill a major requirement.

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