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Secondary Education Mathematics (BA)

Course Requirements

Content Area Courses

Math Core: 28 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Math courses must be taken in sequence (i.e. 150 is followed by 151, 160 is followed by 161, etc.).   Consult your advisor for a full list of sequences and prerequisites.

Computer Science Language: 4 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Algebra and Geometry Core: 16 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Probability and Statistics Core: 4 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

History of Math Core: 4 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Pre-Education Introductory Courses: 20 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Advanced Standing Education Courses: 28 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Bachelor of Science Requirements

To qualify for the Bachelor of Science degree, complete 4 quarter hours in natural or computer science beyond the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree.  Please consult your advisor for approval of appropriate natural and computer science courses. 

Open Electives: 4 quarter hours are required

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.  The following cannot be used to fulfill an open elective: WRD 98MAT 94, and MAT 95
 

Student Teaching: 10 quarter hours required, grade of B- or better required

Registration in student teaching requires completion of all requirements and procedures indicated in the college core section.  EDU 95 indicates to the Illinois State Board of Education that all field experience hours are complete.  All students also take SEC 387, Capstone Seminar with student teaching (listed in the Liberal Studies section).

Licensure Tests

All individuals licensed by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) are required to complete licensure tests specific to their teaching license.  Secondary Education Mathematics majors must complete the following tests:

  • Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) (test #400) - assesses knowledge of reading comprehension, language arts, writing, and math.  Test is required to qualify for Advanced Standing. *Check with your advisor about qualifying for a waiver with acceptable ACT or SAT test scores.
  • Mathematics Content Area Test (test #115) – assesses knowledge of both the processes and applications of mathematics.  Test is required before Student Teaching (deadlines apply).
  • EdTPA - assessment conducted during the student teaching experience including video clips of instruction, lesson plans, student work samples, analysis of student learning and reflective commentaries. Students will submit an electronic portfolio to an outside agency for independent evaluation and a fee will be imposed by that agency as part of the assessment.
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