Mathematics with Secondary Education Licensure back to programs
Be sound in your logic.
Excellent mathematicians prepared to engage in classroom settings are in high demand. We will equip you with not only the fundamental knowledge of problem-solving and logic, but also with the ability to translate that knowledge into effective lessons for your students.
Secondary Education Licensure Overview
- 87 credit hours
- 11 faculty/adjuncts
Did You Know?
You will have the option to take courses toward the Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBS I) endorsement, which allows candidates to teach special education in grades 1-6, the grade levels they will be licensed to teach in Illinois.
Major requirements total 87 hours. This includes 32 hours of required mathematics courses, 3 hours of mathematics electives, 8 hours of supporting courses, and 44 hours of professional education courses. Up to 8 hours count for general education requirements. You’ll take interesting courses like:
- Mathematical Statistics
- Classroom Management
- Modern Algebra
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CAREERS & INTERNSHIPS
Knowledge of mathematical theorems, critical problem-solving, and classroom management is useless without the opportunity to put it into action. During your time here at Trinity, you will have the chance to engage in classroom observation, lesson planning, and student teaching at some of the top local middle and high schools, or even abroad.
As a Mathematics with Secondary Education Licensure major, you will complete over 100 hours of field experience prior to student teaching. As part of your coursework, you will gain experience in both middle school and high school classes in a variety of diverse settings.
Ted Rupnow, ’08
“[Trinity] gave me all the tools I needed to be successful and gave me several opportunities to practice using those tools in real classroom situations.”
Career Objectives Include:
- Math Teacher
- School Administrator
- Curriculum Developer
- Testing Administrator
Golden Apple Scholars
The Golden Apple Scholars program identifies talented high school seniors, and first and second-year college students, who will commit to teach in high-need schools. The program provides scholarship assistance and a paid summer institute where students receive classroom experience and professional mentoring.
|Mathematics with Secondary Education Licensure Core (32 hours)|
|CIS 120||Computer Programming I||3 hours|
|MA 121||Calculus and Analytic Geometry I||4 hours|
|MA 122||Calculus and Analytic Geometry II||4 hours|
|MA 221||Calculus and Analytic Geometry III||4 hours|
|MA 321||Mathematical Statistics||4 hours|
|MA 331||Linear Algebra||3 hours|
|MA 335||Differential Equations||3 hours|
|MA 340||History of Mathematics||4 hours|
|MA 412||Geometry||3 hours|
|Elective Course (3 hours)– Choose one:|
|MA 411||Modern Algebra||3 hours|
|MA 420||Number Theory||3 hours|
|Supporting Courses (8 hours) – Choose one sequence:|
|CH 111-112||General Chemistry I and II||8 hours|
|PHY 111-112||General Physics I and II||8 hours|
|Highly Recommended Courses:|
|BUS 411||Financial Management||3 hours|
|BUS 424||Management Science||3 hours|
|PH 170||Logic||3 hours|
|PH 242||Philosophy of Science||3 hours|
|Professional Education Courses (47 hours)|
|ED 101||Introduction to Teaching||2 hours|
|ED 103||Prof Skills for Teachers||1 hours|
|ED 240||Foundations of Education||2 hours|
|ED 260X||Educational Psychology/Human Development||3 hours|
|ED 306||Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum||3 hours|
|ED 310||General Teaching Methods||2 hours|
|ED 311||General Teaching Methods – Lab||1 hour|
|ED 330||Introduction to Special Education||3 hours|
|ED 364||Secondary Math Methods||3 hours|
|ED 368||Secondary Methods Pre-Clin Exp||2 hours|
|ED 380||Diversity in Education||1 hour|
|ED 381||Diversity Pre-Clin Field Exp||1 hour|
|ED 413||Clinical Practice in the Secondary School||12 hours|
|ED 421||Classroom Management||1 hour|
|ED 422||Advanced Seminar in Education||2 hours|
|ED 430||Educational Research & Assessment||2 hours|
|HI 201 or 202||World Civ I or II||3 hours|
|PSY 337||Psychology of Adolescence||3 hours|