Dec 03, 2023  
2017-2018 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

Mathematics with Teacher Licensure Option (B.A.)

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Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 120 semester hours

A major in Mathematics (BA with Teacher Licensure) prepares students to become secondary (9-12) teachers in the state of Illinois.

This major requires that students follow and meet the requirements for Admission, Retention and Graduation from Teacher Licensure programs as described in the “Teacher Licensure Programs” section of this catalog and as explained at the University Admission to Teacher Education Meeting which all students must attend. Students should gain University Approval to Take Teacher Education Courses no later than the end of their first semester Junior year in order to use this suggested plan. Additional information on Admission, Retention and Graduation for Teacher Licensure programs can be found on the College of Education & Professional Studies website at

All students must pass the Illinois Licensure Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP). Students can substitute ACT plus Writing or SAT scores for the TAP if they meet the minimum scores set by the Illinois State Board of Education.  These scores can be found at or by contacting the CEPS Dean’s Office.  Students should complete this requirement no later than their sophomore year.

Students must receive a “C” or better in all courses used toward graduation, regardless of where they are taken. This includes general education, professional education, major and minor courses, all university required courses, and electives. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative and major GPA of 2.65 in order to continue in the program.

Students must complete the professional education coursework following the Regular Secondary Education Professional Education Course Sequence. Information is also available in the Teacher Licensure Program section of this catalog.

Students must pass the edTPA (teacher performance assessment) before they can receive their teaching license from Illinois or any other state. Students will make their edTPA submission during student teaching.

For students also wanting to be eligible to teach middle school mathematics, additional Middle Level Education courses are required.


Semester Hours required for the Mathematics with Teacher Licensure Major: 84 semester hour

Professional Education Core (34 Hours)

Additional Hours in General Education to Complete the University Requirement


Major GPA based on all mathematics and computer science courses taken at EIU​ except for

  • Any course considered a prerequisite for MAT 1441G (e.g. MAT 1270, MAT 1271, MAT 1400).
  • Any course intended for elementary/middle level majors (e.g. MAT 1420, MAT 2420G, MAT 2620, MAT 3420, MAT 3620, MAT 4810, MAT 4920).
  • Any course that may have content similar to content from a required degree course (e.g. CSM 2345, MAT 2250G, MAT 2110G).

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