Mathematics, B.S. - Teacher Certification

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree, and this program requires a 2.7 cumulative GPA for graduation.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:

This is an educator preparation program in the State of Connecticut with additional admission requirements (see Admissions>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs). Candidates recommended for certification must also meet any additional Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) requirements (see Degree Requirements>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs) in effect on the date CSDE receives the certification application..


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.

Mathematics Requirements (43 Credits)
Major GPA of 2.3 required, no grade below a 'C-', and in at least 50% of the courses must have a grade of 'B-' or better. 

MAT 115 – Introduction to Modern Mathematics (‘C-‘ or better)
MAT 150 – Calculus I (‘C+‘ or better) (T1QR)
MAT 151 – Calculus II (‘C+‘ or better)
MAT 250 – Foundations of Mathematics: An Introduction (‘C-‘ or better)
MAT 252 – Calculus III (‘C-‘ or better)
MAT 260 – Geometry and the Arts (‘C-‘ or better) (T2CD)
MAT 320 – Mathematical Statistics (‘C-‘ or better)
MAT 372 – Linear Algebra (‘C-‘ or better)
MAT 405 – Elementary Mathematics from an Advanced Standpoint (‘C-‘ or better)
MAT 408 – Technology for Teaching Secondary Math Education (‘C‘ or better)

Select 3 from (‘C-‘ or better) :
MAT 360 – Foundations of Geometry
MAT 378 – Discrete Mathematics
MAT 373 – Modern Algebra I  or  MAT 375 – Abstract Algebra I
MAT 446 – Advanced Calculus with Applications  or MAT 450 – Analysis 

Education Requirements (27 Credits Required)
EDU 316 – Child Development and Psychology for Educators (‘C‘ or better)
EDU 413 – Secondary Education (‘C‘ or better)
EDU 471 – Supporting English Learners for School Success (‘C‘ or better)
MAT 490 – Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School (‘C‘ or better)
MAT 494 – Student Teaching (Mathematics)
MAT 496 – Student Teaching Seminar (Mathematics) 
RDG 470 – Literacy in the Content Areas (‘C‘ or better)
SED 225 – Introduction to Exceptionalities (‘C‘ or better)


DSC 100 – Data Science I
DSC 101 – Data Science II

EDU 200 – Teachers, Schools, and Society ('C' or better) (T2CC)
SHE 203 – School Health (T2MB)
HIS 110  or HIS 111 - United History I or - United States History II (T2AE)


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultation with their advisor, students may select up to 3 credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study.