A minor in mathematics education is available to students pursuing the mathematics major. The mathematics education major does not lead to a teaching certification. Successful completion of the minor provides necessary 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 https://www.ets.org/praxis/register/centers_dates.
Admission into the Minor
To be eligible for the mathematics education minor, a student must major in mathematics. Students are expected to formally declare this minor through the College of Education.