Mathematics

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

Fall/Spring

EDUC 225: Education and Social Justice (SI)  
EDUC 125: Education and Social Justice, concurrent with 225  20-25 hours field experience
OR
EDUC 255: Child Study and Assessment (WI)  
EDUC 126: Teaching to the World of the Child, concurrent with 255 20-25 hours field experience

Sophomore Year

Fall/Spring

EDUC 225: Education and Social Justice (SI)  
EDUC 125: Education and Social Justice, concurrent with 225 20-25 hours field experience
OR
EDUC 255: Child Study and Assessment (WI)  
EDUC 126: Teaching to the World of the Child, concurrent with 255 20-25 hours field experience
   
EDUC 257: The Exceptional Child (U)  

Junior Year*

Fall/Spring

EDUC 257: The Exceptional Child (U), if still needed

Fall

EDUC 320: Foundations of Literacy: Reading, Writing, and Oral Communication 25 hours field experience

OR

May Term

EDUC 365: Reading, Writing and Communication in the Content Areas

Spring

EDUC 345: Instructional Planning, Assessment and Safe Learning Environments 40-45 hours field experience 
EDUC 362: Seminar: Curriculum and Pedagogy in 6-12 Mathematics  

Senior Year

Fall

EDUC 490: Student Teaching Seminar 15 week full time immersion in the field                                  (continues from Jr. year Spring placement) 
EDUC 494: Student Teaching: Secondary Math  

Spring

EDUC 498: Educational Inquiry (WI)

* If planning to travel abroad, do so prior to the junior year, or during any May Term. Plan your enrollment in EDUC 225, 255, and 257 accordingly. EDUC 257 can be taken concurrently with 300 level courses the junior year. Ninth semester graduates take required 300 level courses and EDUC 498 spring semester of the senior year prior to student teaching.

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

Probability

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 http://www.ets.org/s/mft/pdf/mft_testdesc_math_4imf.pdf. 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