Undergraduate Course Catalog 2012-2013

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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 major 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. Only grades of C and above are acceptable in professional education courses and in any courses counted toward any endorsement or certificate. A C- or lower grade will require that the course be repeated.

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)
13-305 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 Theories of 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. Please see Secondary Education / Bachelor of Arts for required Education courses.