Secondary Licensure in Mathematics
In conjunction with the College of Education, the Department of Mathematics offers a fully approved teacher education program which prepares candidates to teach mathematics in grades 9-12 in public and private schools in the State of Illinois. The program is approved by the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board in conjunction with the Illinois State Board of Education and prepares candidates for a Professional Educator License with an endorsement in High School Mathematics. Candidates seeking teacher licensure in Mathematics must complete Special Methods: Teaching Mathematics To Adolescents (SCED 31700). Candidates must also complete the following specific requirements as part of their course work in the major: Probability and Statistics (MATH 31500), Topics in Geometry (MATH 32000) and History of Mathematics (MATH 33000). Teacher education candidates major in both Mathematics and Secondary Education and should consult with advisors in both the Department of Mathematics and the College of Education. Candidates can have a maximum of two “C’s” in their content area classes.