Completing the program in mathematics, including passing all ISBE tests, qualifies you to teach honors and AP courses in Mathematics, as well as lower level courses in grades 9-12.  

The Teacher Education Program (TEP) Handbook  provides detailed information about the TEP program, admission requirements, field requirements, and state and university licensure requirements. 

Secondary Education Major

Professional Education / Secondary Education Major  (10 units)

Take the courses below in the sequence listed. Refer to the IWU catalog for course prerequisites and restrictions on concurrent enrollment. The professional education courses listed below are used to compute your professional education grade point average for TEP and student teaching acceptance. 

First Year


EDUC 225

Educa tion and Social Justice (CSI)

(or fall semester sophomore year)

20-25 hours field experience




EDUC 255


C h ild Study and Assessment (WI)


20-25 hours field experience

Sophomore Year


EDUC 257

T h e Exceptional Child (or fall junior year) (U.S. Diversity Flag)


Junior Year*


EDUC 257

T h e Exceptional Child (U.S. Diversity Flag)


Junior Year*


EDUC 320

(or EDUC 365)

Foundations of Literacy: Reading, Writing, and Oral Communication

20 hours field experience

Junior year*


EDUC 345

Instructional Planning, Assessment and Safe Learning Environments

40-45 hours field experience

Junior Year*


EDUC 362

(.5 units)


Seminar: C ur r iculum and Pedagogy in

6-12 Mathematics

Field experience concurrent with EDUC 345

Junior Year


EDUC 365

Reading, Writing, and Communication in the Content Areas

10 hours field experience or as needed to insure completion of 100 hours of field experience


Senior Year



EDUC 490


S tudent Teaching Seminar


15 week full time immersion in

the field (continues May placement)

Senior Year


EDUC 494

S tudent Teaching:

Secondary Mathematics

 15 week full time immersion in    

 the field (continues May placement)

Senior Year**


EDUC 498

Educa tional Inquiry (WI)


*If planning to travel abroad, do so prior to spring term of junior year, and plan enrollment in 225, 255, and 257 accordingly. **Ninth semester graduates delay required 300 level professional Education coursework to the senior year, and take EDUC 498 prior to student teaching spring semester senior year.

Mathematics Major

Mathematics Major Requirements  (minimum 11 course units)

Consult with your faculty advisors in Mathematics and Educational Studies to tailor a program which will enable you to meet ISBE content area standards in mathematics. The required Math courses listed below are used to compute your major grade point average for TEP and student teaching acceptance.


Math 176, 177, 178, 278

Calculus I, II, Calculus Lab, and Calculus III

Math 200

Techniques of Proof

Math 215

Linear Algebra

Math 310

Combinatorics and Graph Theory

Math 366

Topics in Geometry

Math 360

Modern Algebra

Math 324


Math 325

Mathematics Statistics

Math 400

Mathematical Modeling

Math 340

Differential Equations

Content Knowledge Assessment

Take the ETS Math Major Field test in the spring of the senior year. The test is offered on campus and proctored by a Math faculty member. Students may be responsible for the test fee. For more information about the test see Students are notified of the test date in February of the senior year.


General Education

IWU General Education

The IWU general education category requirements listed below are met with required major or licensure courses.

  • Analysis of Values (AV):PHIL 214, Philosophy of Education (recommended but not required).
  • Contemporary Social Institutions (CSI): EDUC 225 (required).
  • Formal Reasoning (FR): Applied Analysis (required). 
  • Writing Intensive (WI):EDUC 255 and 498 (required). Additional WI requirements in the major.
  • U.S. Diversity flag (US): EDUC 257  
Sample Course Plan Year 1
 Sample Course Plan Year 2