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MATHEMATICS MAJOR FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHING CERTIFICATE (6-12)/BACHELOR OF ARTS
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)
OR13-441 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.