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Mathematics: Teacher Certification

Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts

Math is important. Teaching math to the next generation, even more so. Our Department of Mathematics partners with the College of Education to provide you with a well-rounded preparation for teaching Mathematics in the secondary classroom.  

The Mathematics: Teacher Certification (BS/BA) curriculum covers the topics presented in that venue with sufficient depth to support a meaningful understanding of the concepts necessary to teach. After completing the requirements from the Department of Mathematics and College of Education, you will have completed the necessary coursework to apply for certification in the State of Alabama. 

Visit the Academic Catalog for information regarding program admission requirements, prerequisites, course offerings and more.

Program Facts

Program Format

On Campus

Academic Term

Spring, Summer and Fall semesters

Number of Credits

120-122 hours

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Sample Courses

MH332 College Geometry 

4 Credits

Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, development and application of the axiomatic methods and computer usage in mathematics. Three lecture and two laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: MH121 and MH300.  

MH341 Probability and Statistics  

4 Credits

Data analysis, probability distributions, sampling distributions, as a mathematical foundation for statistical methods including data representation and distribution of discrete and continuous random variables, and computer use in data analysis. Three lecture and two laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: MH122 and MH300.  

MH388 Teaching High School Mathematics  

1 Credits

The study of instructional methods as applied to teaching high school mathematics. Prerequisite: “C” or higher in MH121. 

Career Outlook

Graduates that successfully complete the Mathematics: Teacher Certification (BA/BS) program with certification quickly find employment either in the public or private school systems in Alabama. Most continue their education, pursuing either a Master’s Degree in Education (MEd) or in the Art of Teaching (MAT). 

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