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Mathematics with Initial Teacher Licensure Concentration

Students within our mathematics major can pursue initial licensure as high school mathematics teachers. This program provides students with both a broad introduction to high school teaching and specific instruction in the theory, research and practice of secondary mathematics teaching. Students engage in field-based experiences in the school setting supervised by our faculty through on-site pre-practicum experiences coupled with each teaching course and a formal teaching practicum as the capstone experience.

Students pursuing this option will have to fulfill the degree requirements for the mathematics major with some restricted electives, as well as the requirements for initial teacher licensure in secondary education. The requirements are described below:

Required Courses in Mathematics

MATH 2300 Calculus I 4cr.
MATH 2400 Calculus II 4cr.
MATH 2500 Intro. to Math Thought 3cr.
MATH 2550 Symbolic Computational Mathematics 3cr.
MATH 2600 Linear Algebra 3cr.
MATH 3000 Geometry 3cr.
MATH 3350 Multivariate Calculus 4cr.
MATH 4200 Probability and Statistics I 3cr.
MATH 4300 Abstract Algebra 3cr.
MATH 3900 Mathematics Seminar 1cr.

9 additional credits of advanced mathematics at the 3000 or 4000 level, 6 of which must be at the 4000 level.

Required Courses in other Departments

SPCH 1000 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3cr.
SPCH 1100 Argumentation and Debate 3cr.
CSC 1500 Computer Science I 3cr.

Required Courses for Initial Licensure in Secondary Education Mathematics

MATH 2860 Introduction to Secondary School Teaching 3cr.
EDUC 3122 Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) 3cr.
SPED 3800 Secondary Programs for Adolescents (14-22) with Disabilities 3cr.
ENGL 4700 Teaching Reading and Writing Across the Content Area 3cr.
MATH 4850 Methods and Materials in Secondary Mathematics 3cr.
MATH 4012 Practicum Seminar 3cr.
MATH 4860 Mathematics Practicum in Secondary School I (150 hrs.) 4.5cr.
MATH 4870 Mathematics Practicum in Secondary School II (150 hrs.) 4.5cr.

*Students must have an overall GPA of 2.5 to take this course.
**Students must have an overall GPA of 2.75, a GPA of 3.0 in the major mathematics courses and a passing score on the MTEL Communication and Literacy and Subject Area Exam in order to take this course.

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