Secondary Education: Mathematics, BS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Secondary Education

department office: Curriculum & Instruction

311 Education Building

1310 South Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

phone: (217) 244-8286

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department faculty: Curriculum & Instruction Faculty

overview of college admissions & requirements: College of Education

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Not currently accepting applications Fall 2022

Curriculum Preparatory to Secondary School Teaching

This program prepares teachers for grades nine through twelve. A minimum of 120 semester hours is necessary for graduation1.

Students pursuing teacher licensure programs in the College of Education (COE) must meet requirements in a series of sequential gateways. Included in the gateway requirements are successful completion of specified coursework, achievement of appropriate grade point averages, requirements for clinical experiences, and appropriate tests for the licensure area. Meeting all Gateway requirements leads to degree and licensure completion.

Students are admitted to Secondary Education as freshmen. In order to be recommended for licensure, candidates are required to maintain University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, cumulative, content area, and professional grade point averages of 2.5 (A=4.0). Grades in courses of C- or lower may not be used for State of Illinois licensure, endorsements, or approvals. Candidates should consult their adviser or the Council on Teacher Education for the list of courses used to compute these grades point averages.

For teacher education licensure requirements applicable to all curricula, see the Council on Teacher Education (

Licensure requirements are subject to change without notice as a result of new mandates from the Illinois State Board of Education or the Illinois General Assembly.

Students in the Secondary Education licensure program must complete the Campus General Education Requirements, the courses for the Mathematics concentration, and the professional education coursework.


Six hours of ROTC upper level courses (300 level or above) can count toward the degree as free electives.

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Secondary Education

EDUC 101Education Orientation Seminar1
Composition I4-7
Select one of the following groups:4
Principles of Writing
and Principles of Research
Oral & Written Comm I
and Oral & Written Comm II
Intro to Academic Writing I
and Intro to Academic Writing II
Principles of Academic Writing
Advanced Composition3-4
Natural Sciences and Technology6-8
Life science
Physical science
Cultural Studies6-12
US Minority
Social/Behavioral Sciences6-8
Quantitative Reasoning6-8
Quantitative Reasoning I
Quantitative Reasoning II (QRI or QRII)
Language Other Than English0-12
Three years of one language other than English in high school or completion of the third semester of college level language.
Elective Courses (if needed to complete the 120 hour graduation requirement)
Six hours of ROTC upper level courses (300 level or above) can count toward the degree as free electives.
Professional Education39
CI 401Introductory Teaching in a Diverse Society3
CI 403Teaching a Diverse High School Student Population3
CI 404Teaching and Assessing Secondary School Students3
CI 473Disciplinary Literacy2 or 3
EDPR 442Educational Practice in Secondary Education2 to 12
EDUC 201Identity and Difference in Education3
EDUC 202Social Justice, School and Society3
EPSY 201Educational Psychology3
EPSY 485Assessing Student Performance3 or 4
SPED 405General Educator's Role in Special Education3
Total minimum Hours for degree120
CI 436Technology and Mathematics Education3 or 4
CI 491History of Mathematics (History of Mathematics)3 or 4
MATH 213Basic Discrete Mathematics3
These Calculus courses taken in sequence:
Calculus I
Calculus II
Calculus III 5
MATH 225/MATH 415 OR MATH 416Introductory Matrix Theory2
MATH 347Fundamental Mathematics3
or MATH 348 Fundamental Mathematics-ACP
MATH 241 and 347 must be completed before taking advanced level math courses.
MATH 402Non Euclidean Geometry3 or 4
or MATH 403 Euclidean Geometry
MATH 405Teacher's Course 63 or 4
MATH 453Number Theory3 or 4
STAT 200Statistical Analysis3
or STAT 400 Statistics and Probability I
Total Hours37-45