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Central Connecticut State University CCSU Mathematics
Post-Baccalaureate Program for Secondary Teacher Certification
- Any student with a Bachelor's Degree with at least a 2.70 GPA is eligible to apply for the Certification Program in Secondary Mathematics.
Steps that need to be taken:
- Apply to the Graduate School and check off Certification Program, Secondary Mathematics. Applications are available in the Graduate School or online at: www.ccsu.edu/page.cfm?p=1177.
- Your transcripts will be reviewed in the Department of Mathematical Sciences to determine if additional undergraduate mathematics courses must be taken (please see required list "A" of courses below).
- Your transcripts will be reviewed in the School of Education to determine if additional general education courses must be taken (please see required list "B" of courses below.).
- You will be sent a letter that informs you whether or not you have been accepted into the Graduate School.
- If you have been accepted, you will be assigned an advisor. It is strongly recommended that you immediately contact your advisor to establish a final program that will result in your certification. In this program a number of required courses can be taken at the undergraduate level or the graduate level. If you plan to earn a Master's Degree at CCSU, it is in your best interest to take as many of these as possible at the graduate level. Your advisor can help you choose the appropriate classes as you progress through the program.
- You and your advisor will determine when you apply to the Professional Program, but generally this occurs once the majority of your mathematics and general education courses are completed. Applications to the Professional Program are available in the information racks outside the Dean’s Office (HB 248) and on the CCSU School of Education and Professional Studies Web site at: www.education.ccsu.edu.
- At least one semester before you plan to apply to the Professional Program, either take the Praxis I exam, or obtain a waiver from the State Education Department if you are eligible. If you plan to take the Praxis I exam, information can be found at: www.ets.org/praxis. Eligibility information and/or information on reporting SAT, ACT and PAA scores to the Connecticut State Department of Education for the purposes of obtaining this waiver can be found at: www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/pdf/cert/praxis/praxisiwaivercriteria.pdf.
- Once accepted into the Professional Program, most students complete the remaining required coursework in three semesters./li>
- For more information, please contact Dr. Robin Kalder.
- Professional Program for 7-12 Mathematics Certification
(Courses marked with § may also be counted towards the MS in Mathematics) EDTE 316 Principles of Learning Sec/K12 4 credits EDF 415 Educational Foundations 3 credits § SPED 501 Education of the Exceptional Learner 3 credits § RDG 506 Developmental Reading in the Secondary Schools 3 credits Following 2 must be taken together MATH 413 Teaching Math in Secondary School 4 credits EDSC 425 Principles of Secondary Education 3 credits Following 2 must be taken together EDSC 435 Secondary Education Student Teaching 9 credits MATH 426 Student Teaching Seminar 1 credit
Mathematics Methods Courses MATH 327 Curriculum & Technology in Secondary Mathematics I (Algebra) 3 credits OR both: § MATH 543 Secondary School Algebra with Technology from an Adv. Viewpoint 3 credits MATH 328 Curriculum & Technology in Secondary Mathematics II (Geometry) 3 credits OR: § MATH 544 Secondary School Geometry with Technology from an Adv. Viewpoint 3 credits *The Praxis II Exam, #0061: Mathematics: Content Knowledge, is also required for certification. Information about both the Praxis I and Praxis II exams is available at: www.ets.org/praxis
- Undergraduate Mathematics Requirements* (30 credit minimum)
MATH 152 Calculus I 4 credits
MATH 218 Discrete Mathematics 4 credits
MATH 221 Calculus II 4 credits
MATH 228 Linear Algebra 4 credits
MATH 366 Introduction to Abstract Algebra 4 credits
§ MATH 383 College Geometry 3 credits
§ MATH 525 Higher Geometry 3 credits
MATH 377 Introduction to Real Analysis 4 credits
STAT 314 Statistics for Secondary Teachers 3 credits
* Equivalent courses can be counted in lieu of any of the courses on the list with permission of the department chairperson.
- Undergraduate General Education Requirements
- 39 Credits distributed over 5 out of 6 different study areas:
- a) English
- b) Natural Sciences
- c) Mathematics
- d) Social Studies (including American History and Life Span Psychology)
- e) World Language
- f) Fine Arts