Teachers in this content area help students understand mathematics in its many forms, including algebra, geometry and calculus. You will learn to help students apply these skills, relieve “math anxiety” and realize their mathematical ability. These skillsets are in high demand in the workplace, increasing the demand for high quality math teachers. In this program, you will:
- Gain the knowledge and skills to have a positive impact on students in the K-12 classroom
- Become part of a supportive network of fellow students, alumni and faculty that will inspire and sustain you throughout your career
- Learn from expert faculty currently active in the K-12 classroom who are here to help you shape your path to your own classroom
|License & MA|
For the License:
TEGR 510 Education's Place in Society
For the MA (add the following):
CIED 500 Principles of Educational Research
|Mathematics Co-Major Requirements|
|MATH 113 Calculus I (or 108-109)|
|MATH 114 Calculus II|
|MATH 200 Multi-Variable Calculus|
|MATH 240 Linear Algebra|
|MATH 301 Abstract Algebra [spring]|
|MATH 317 Real Analysis [fall]|
|MATH 325 Geometry [even springs only]|
|MATH 450 Advanced Mathematics: Exploration & Exposition [even years, fall]|
|MATH 303 and MATH 3xx Statistics for the Applied Sciences & one additional course 300 and above|
|MATH 313 Probability and|
|STAT 314 Mathematical Statistics|
- Candidates for this degree have:
- A Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution
- A cumulative minimum undergraduate G.P.A. of 3.0 (4.0 scale). If below 3.0, please reference our special admissions policy.
- Submit the following application materials:
- Application form
- Two positive letters of reference from non-related individuals
- Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work (unless that work was completed at the University of St. Thomas)
- Submit transcripts to: Graduate Admissions, University of St. Thomas, Box 5, 1000 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
- Personal statement.
- Submit the supplementary materials:
- Initial Licensure: MTLE Basic Skills required by the end of an initial teacher licensure candidate's first semester of coursework.
- Official GRE score
- International Applicants:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) required for any candidate whose primary language is not English.
- Transcript Review: All international transcripts must be reviewed by an accredited evaluation service to determine U.S. equivalency of the degree awarded and the institution awarding the degree. Applications will not be reviewed for admissions until the official review is submitted.
Ongoing Professional Development
Whether networking with leaders in the field of education reform, acquiring new tools to identify early warning signs of mental illness in your classroom, or simply catching up on the latest offerings in children’s literature, annual events and conferences in the College of Education, Leadership & Counseling offer a variety of networking and professional development opportunities. Most events include a CEU component.
Mentored Clinical Practice
The dedicated faculty and staff in the Teacher Education program will work with you to ensure that your clinical practice experience (student teaching) will meet your needs and facilitate your growth, both personally and professionally. Throughout your time student teaching, regularly scheduled seminars with faculty and peers offer the opportunity to form a strong professional network as you prepare to enter the field.
The College of Education, Leadership & Counseling takes pride in engaging in innovative partnerships with a variety of organizations. Students in the College of Education, Leadership & Counseling will find many opportunities for professional growth as a result of working these organizations. Partnership examples include the Northwest Suburban Integration District, Center for Academics and Sports, FAIR School and the Collaborative Urban Educators program.