Undergraduate Course Catalog 2008-2009

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Total Credit Hours: 128
Major Credit Hours: 40

The Department of Mathematics features a fully approved Mathematics program that prepares candidates to teach grades 6-12 in Illinois public and private schools. The program is approved by the State Teacher Certification Board, in conjunction with the Illinois State Board of Education, and includes all the requirements for a major in Mathematics.  Mathematics majors in this specialization must declare a minor in Secondary Education.  See advisors in the Department of Mathematics and College of Education for specific approval and a list of required courses.

Teacher Candidates seeking a Type 09 Teaching Certificate in Mathematics must complete the following coursework in the content area as well as professional education courses.  For a detailed description of the courses please click on the appropriate link.

I. Core Courses in Mathematics Major for Teaching Certification (40)
13-200 Calculus I (4)
13-201 Calculus II (4)
13-250 Calculus III (4)
13-275 Linear Algebra (4)
13-360 Advanced Calculus I (4)
13-440 Abstract Algebra I (4)
13-361 Advanced Calculus II (4)
13-441 Abstract Algebra II (4)
13-320 Topics in Geometry (4)
13-330 History of Mathematics (4)
13-315 Probability and Statistics (4)

II. The advanced writing requirement for Mathematics majors is satisfied by completing either a full year of Advanced Calculus (13-360 and 13-361) or a full year of Abstract Algebra (13-440 and 13-441).

III. Required Professional Education Coursework (35)
53-322 Characteristics and the Development of the Adolescent Learner (3)
54-357 Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Communities (3)
53-312 Instructional Strategies and Learning Communities for Adolescents (3)
53-200 Secondary Clinical Experience I (50 Clinical hrs.) (1)
53-304 Technology for Teaching and Learning (3)
53-394 Pedagogy and Assessment for Effective 6-12 Instruction (3)
53-300 Secondary Clinical Experience II (50 Clinical hrs.) (1)
53-317 Special Methods: Teaching Mathematics in Grades 6-12 (3)
53-329 Approaches and Practices for the Multicultural Classroom (3)
53-360 History and Philosophy of Education (3)
53-481 Secondary Student Teaching (9)

IV. Please see Secondary Education/Minor and Secondary Education in Mathematics.