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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 masterís 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 declare a minor formally. 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.

Minor courses. The minor in mathematics education requires the successful completion of the following 20 semester hours:

CoursesHours
EDU 200 1
SPE 300 3
BEP 305 3
BEF 362 3
CSE 390 3
CSE 401 3
CSE 406* 3
CSE 493 1
Total 20
   
*CSE 406 requires admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP).

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. College advisors are also available for additional assistance with minor, college, and University requirements.

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