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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics Education Grades 6-8 Minor

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Students interested in teaching mathematics (grades 6-8) OR science (grades 6-8) earn a Bachelor’s degree in the College of Arts and Sciences in either mathematics OR an area of science (e.g., astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology with an environmental studies concentration, or physics). Students earning a geology major with an environmental studies concentration degree have the required course work for licensing in both mathematics and science grades 6-8. Students who have pursued programs in the other sciences, engineering, or forestry may have some or all required coursework for licensing in either mathematics, science, or both.

Students also complete a minor in mathematics education grades 6-8 consisting of the 16 - 22 hours outlined below. Contact advisors in the college’s Student Services Center, A332 Jane and David Bailey Education Complex, for more information about specific requirements. The coursework listed below leads to licensure.

Required Undergraduate Courses (16-22 hours)

Post-Baccalaureate (27 hours)

The following courses are taken during the post-baccalaureate professional internship year (Reading Education 543 may be taken prior to or after the professional year internship). Students must apply to and be admitted by the Office of Graduate and International Admissions prior to registration.


  • MEDU 543 - Teaching Mathematics in Middle School (required for mathematics license)
  • REED 543 - Literacy and Literature in the Middle Grades
  • SCED 543 - Teaching Science in the Middle Grades (required for science license)
  • TPTE 543 - Middle Grades: Concepts and Practices
  • TPTE 574 - Analysis of Teaching for Professional Development
  • TPTE 575 - Professional Internship in Teaching
  • TPTE 591 - Clinical Studies


Teacher licensure is granted at the successful completion of this coursework; 9 additional hours may be taken to complete the master’s degree. A faculty advisor will assist with the selection and sequencing of these courses. For details, see the Graduate Catalog.

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