Undergraduate Course Catalog 2008-2009

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In conjunction with the College of Education, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a fully approved teacher education program which prepares candidates to teach mathematics in grades 6-12 in public and private schools in the State of Illinois. The program is approved by the State Teacher Certification Board in conjunction with the Illinois State Board of Education and is based on the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics. Students seeking teacher certification in Mathematics must complete Special Methods: Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary Schools (53-317; 3 credit hours). Students must also complete the following specific requirements as part of their course work in the major: Probability and Statistics (13-315), Topics in Geometry (13-320), and History of Mathematics (13-330). Mathematics majors will declare a Minor in Secondary Education and should consult with advisors in both the Mathematics Department and the College of Education.