Welcome to the Mathematics with Teacher Education Concentration Program
The curriculum for the undergraduate major in Mathematics with a teacher education Concentration provides a balance between theoretical and applied study, with the general objective of providing students with a substantial and broad background in mathematics that affords opportunities to develop skills in logical thinking, problem analysis, problem solving, and computer usage for students interested in a career in teaching Mathematics at the secondary level.
This program is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education and is intended to lead to the Initial Secondary Certificate qualifying students to teach mathematics. Students who major in Mathematics with a concentration in Secondary Education may obtain an endorsement that prepares them for teaching in the middle school. Students wishing to pursue this endorsement must take three hours in the psychology of early adolescent development and three hours in curriculum instruction and methods related to the middle school. Students should contact the Office of Secondary Education for specific course numbers.
To be recommended for an Illinois State Board of Education teaching certificate, the student must present evidence of having passed the Basic Skills, Subject-Matter Knowledge, and Assessment of Professional Teaching examinations of the Illinois Certification Testing System.
Students must meet other requirements for certification through approved programs listed in the Teacher Education and Certification section in the catalog.
Secondary Education Handbook
Courses which meet the Middle School Mathematics Endorsement
Program Fact Sheet
To view the program fact sheet, please go to BA in Mathematics with Teacher Education Fact Sheet