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 master's degree program in the College of Education that leads to Alabama Class A professional educator certification in secondary education mathematics.

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 a cumulative GPA of 2.75, at least a 2.75 GPA in the teaching field, and passing scores on all sections of the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests (mathematics, reading, and writing).  [NOTE: Individuals who earned passing scores on all three components of the previously accepted Basic Skills assessment prior to September 1, 2017, may use those scores prior to September 1, 2022.]  Information about the Praxis Core Tests can be found online at

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 this minor through the College of Education. 

Minor Courses
EDU 200Orient to Teacher Education1
SPE 300Survey Spe Accomd Stratg3
BEP 360Social Psychol Foundtns Educ3
CSE 390Instructn Accomd Sec Sch3
CSE 401Tech for Teaching Sec. Math3
CSE 406Curriculm Secondary Math3
CSE 493Diversity Block Seminar1
Credit Hours Subtotal: 17
Select three hours from the following:3
Computer Education Application
Computer Educ Curric Devel
Dyn. of American Ed: Honors
Honors Educational Diversity and Advocacy
Honors Educational Policy
Cult Influ Child Yth Fam
Adult Development
Educatl Diagn Measurmt
Teaching Thinking Skills
Credit Hours Subtotal: 3
Total Hours20

Grade Point Average

A 2.75 grade point average in the minor is required for completion of the degree. Please see the Grades and Grade Points section of this catalog for an explanation on grade point average calculations.

Ancillary Courses

This minor does not require ancillary courses.

Additional Minor Requirements

All required courses in the Mathematics Education Minor must be completed at UA. Professional coursework will not transfer as satisfying these 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 adviser in the major department for academic planning and to be approved for registration each semester. College advisers are also available for additional assistance with minor, College and University requirements.