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Students interested in secondary school teaching may pursue a combined BA/MA program in teaching. This program requires a minimum of 141 credits.
Admission Requirements for the BA/MA in Teaching
Degree Requirements for the BA/MA in Teaching
The BA/MA program in the teaching of mathematics includes 47–48 credits in mathematics (in addition to the year of calculus described above) and 27 credits in teacher education courses, some of them taken at the undergraduate level and some at the graduate level. The required mathematics/statistics courses are:
- The 33 credits required for the BA in Mathematics OR the 32 credits required for the BA in Statistics .
- The following 15 graduate credits: MATH 62000, 63000, 63300, 63500, and STAT 61200 *or 61400.
*Although students are required to take either STAT 61200 or STAT 61400, they are encouraged to take both courses.
Also required is passing a comprehensive examination in mathematics consisting of three parts covering the material in MATH 620, 630, and 633. Students may sit for the comprehensive examination only after having taken all three courses. Students who fail any part of the examination need only retake that part of the examination. A student can take any part of the comprehensive exam in mathematics twice; after that, a committee formed by the Mathematics/Statistics Chairperson and consisting of members from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Department of Curriculum and Teaching will decide if the student can take the examination a third and final time.
The student should consult the The School of Education section of the graduate catalog for the sequence of teacher education courses.