Feb 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics Major, 8-12 teaching certification with 5-9 Extension


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The School of Education provides 8-12 teacher certification in Biology, Chemistry, English, Math and Social Studies. The Education Professional Standards Board requires ongoing assessment of educator preparation candidates. Therefore, it is important that secondary education majors remain in close contact with their education advisors. The first candidate assessment point, called CAP 1, is intent to major in the educator preparation program. CAP 2 is admission to the program and approval is required to take ED 414. All CAP requirements are described earlier in this section.

See the respective sections in this catalog for courses required in these majors and endorsements. Due to the developmental nature of educator preparation program and due to extensive clinical experience requirements, candidates are urged to start taking these courses no later than the first semester of their sophomore year.

The curriculum area (Math) should be selected as the major and 8-12 (secondary education) selected as the minor.

This program allows candidates to earn an 8-12 mathematics teacher certification and add 5-9 mathematics certification.  

The purpose of the Mathematics Major is to promote competency in the calculus, algebraic structures, and function theory with applications. This program is designed to promote academic excellence, prepare students for life-long learning, and continued scholarship in mathematics. Thus ensuring that our graduates are well prepared to (1) enter the job market in mathematics or a related field and (2) engage in graduate study in mathematics or a related field.

Foundation Courses: 12 Hours


Pedagogy Coursework: 9 Hours


Required Courses: 30 Hours


Mathematics Choice: 6 Hours


Mathematics Electives: 6 Hours


Required CIS Course: 3 Hours


Required Methodology: 3 Hours


Clinical Practice: 12 Hours


Total Required Hours: 81 Hours


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