
Teacher CertificationStudents seeking provisional teaching certification (grades 712) in mathematics must be approved by both the mathematics and the education departments. They must satisfy the requirements for either the B.A. or the B.S. in mathematics. As part of their 36 credits in mathematics, they must successfully complete the course Euclidean and NonEuclidean Geometry and Probability for Statistics. To be recommended to the program, a student must demonstrate strong communication skills and have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 in mathematics courses and overall. Students who are interested in this option should meet with James Matthew's, a member of the mathematics and computer science department, during their freshman year. Because this is a program that has requirements in two departments, mathematics and education, it is important that the required course work be taken early. Mr. Matthews will also help with field experience placement in nearby schools. The education department requires one hundred hours of field experience prior to the student teaching experience. The student teaching experience usually occurs in the fall semester of senior year. Mr. Matthews teaches the Mathematical Methods course usually taken in the spring semester of junior year and he will be one of the supervising faculty evaluating the student teaching experience. A Course Checklist for a B.A.with education certification is available. A Course Checklist for a B.S. with education certification is also available. 