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Mathematics Education Minor

College of Education and Department of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics, 345 Gordon Palmer Hall
www.as.ua.edu/math
mathematics@as.ua.edu

College of Education, 104 Carmichael Hall
www.education.ua.edu

A minor in mathematics education is available to students pursuing the mathematics major (mathematics education track). The mathematics education major does not lead to a teaching certification. Successful completion of the minor provides foundation coursework for admission to the alternative certification program in the College of Education that leads to master’s level teaching certification in secondary education.

Enrollment in the mathematics education minor is limited and requires students to take courses in a specified sequence. In addition, students must complete requirements for the Teacher Education Program (TEP) during the second semester of the junior year. These requirements include an overall GPA of 2.75, a 2.5 GPA in the teaching field, and a passing score on the Alabama Prospective Teacher Testing Program (APTTP). Information about the APTTP can be found on the Alabama Department of Education Web site at http://www.alsde.edu. Students may register for the APTTP online at http://www.act.org/alabamapttp.

Admission into the minor. To be eligible for the mathematics education minor, a student must major in mathematics (mathematics education track). Students are expected to formally declare a minor. With the assistance of an advisor in the minor department, students should complete the “Declaration of Minor” form before or during the third year of full-time enrollment.

Grade point average. A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required for completion of the degree. The minor GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the minor that the student has attempted at UA and all work attempted applicable to the minor throughout the entire higher education career.

Minor courses. The minor in mathematics education requires the successful completion of the following semester 21 hours:

CoursesHours
SPE 3003
BEF 360 or BEP 3603
CSE 3903
ST 2603
CRD 4123
CSE 4013
CSE 4063
Total21

Upper-level residency. A minimum of 6 hours of 300- or 400-level courses in the minor must be earned on this campus.

Ancillary courses. This minor does not require ancillary courses.

Additional minor requirements. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, college, major, and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an advisor in the major department for academic planning and to be cleared for registration each semester. If necessary, students may consult with the minor department academic advisor for questions concerning minor requirements.

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