Teaching of Mathematics Concentration
For the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences
Major in Sciences and Letters Curriculum
Minimum required major and supporting course work normally equates to 46-57 hours including 27-35 hours of mathematics beyond calculus, 3-4 hours of computer science, and 12 hours of supporting coursework.
Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.
A Major Plan of Study form, declaring concentration and supporting coursework, must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Academic Affairs Office except for students in the Teaching of Mathematics concentration. Please complete this form with an advisor in the Mathematics Undergraduate Office within 1-2 semesters of completing MATH 347 or MATH 348.
Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours
Departmental distinction: Distinction will be awarded on the basis of selection of 400-level courses in mathematics and the grade point average. Graduation with High Distinction or Highest Distinction in Mathematics requires participation in the Program for Distinction in Mathematics or Mathematics Education. Full details are available at the departmental website.
In order to remain in good standing in this program and be recommended for certification, candidates are required to maintain UIUC, cumulative, content area, and professional education, grade-point averages of 2.5 (A= 4.0). Candidates should consult their adviser or the Council on Teacher Education for the list of courses used to compute these grade-point averages.
General education: Students must fulfill the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement. In addition, students must take a speech performance course chosen from the following list:CMN 101, CMN 113, CMN 321, CMN 323 or satisfy the Composition I requirement with CMN 111 and CMN 112.
|Required Prerequisite Courses|
|Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to transfer into the teaching concentration and hence must be in progress or completed at the time of application.|
|EPSY 201||Educational Psychology||3|
|EPS 201||Foundations of Education||3|
|or EPS 202||Foundations of Education-ACP|
|or MATH 221||Calculus I|
|MATH 231||Calculus II||3|
|MATH 241||Calculus III 1||4|
|Three advanced mathematics courses, including|
or MATH 348
|Required Core Courses|
|MATH 416||Abstract Linear Algebra 2||3|
|MATH 417||Intro to Abstract Algebra||3|
|or MATH 427||Honors Abstract Algebra|
|MATH 424||Honors Real Analysis 3||3|
|or MATH 444||Elementary Real Analysis|
|or MATH 447||Real Variables|
|MATH 461||Probability Theory 4||3-4|
|or STAT 400||Statistics and Probability I|
|CS 101||Intro Computing: Engrg & Sci||3-4|
|or CS 125||Intro to Computer Science|
|Approved supporting course work or any minor||12|
|Teaching of Mathematics Courses|
|MATH 402||Non Euclidean Geometry||3|
|or MATH 403||Euclidean Geometry|
|MATH 453||Elementary Theory of Numbers||3|
|Two additional 400- or 500-level mathematics courses||6|
In addition to the requirements listed above, students must complete the Teacher Education Minor in Secondary School Teaching (Total Hours: 37 - 38 hours). Conferral of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences prior to completion of the minor requires approval by petition to the LAS Student Academic Affairs Office. While it is possible to complete this program in eight semesters, many students may require an extra semester or two. Please note- the Secondary School Teaching Minor requires 2 groups of courses listed above under Required Prerequisite Courses (EPSY 201 and EPS 201/EPS 202). The hours for those courses are calculated in the Minor total hours (37-38 hours), not the Teaching of Mathematics Concentration total hours (50-53 hours).
Beginning in Fall 2012, students may not receive credit for both MATH 416 and either MATH 410 or MATH 415. However, if one course is taken prior to Fall 2012, credit may be earned for both MATH 416 and either of MATH 410 or MATH 415.
If STAT 400 is completed, a group requirement for the Operations Research concentration has been satisfied.