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Secondary Ed Resources


Secondary Licensure Overview

Please view our degree check lists; they include information about required courses for an endorsement in Secondary Education in Mathematics.


Department Requirements for Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematics with Secondary Teaching Endorsement

Mathematics Major Core Courses:

  • MATH 171 Statistical Decision Making
  • MATH 175 Discrete Mathematics
  • MATH 261 The Differential and Integral Calculus I
  • MATH 262 The Differential and Integral Calculus II
  • MATH 280 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 300 A Transition to Advanced Mathematics
  • MATH 342 Introduction to Modern Algebra
  • MATH 361 Multivariable Calculus
  • MATH 372 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • MATH 461 Senior Seminar 
  • MATH 462 Advanced Calculus

Mathematics Electives:

  • MATH 245 or MATH 320
  • MATH 335 Advanced Euclidean Geometry
  • Two or three MATH courses from the 300 - 400 level.

Additional Secondary Education Courses:

  • MAED 152 Principles of Secondary Education in Mathematics
  • MAED 252 Practicum I in Mathematics
  • MAED 352 Practicum II in Mathematics
  • MATH 451 The Teaching of High School Mathematics
  • MATH 482 Directed Teaching in the Secondary School
  • EDUC 245 Human Growth and Development
  • EDUC 260 Introduction to the Teaching Profession
  • EDUC 432 Content Area Literacy
  • EDUC 487 Classroom Management and System Issues


Exit Mathematics Education Portfolio Requirements

For each teacher candidate, we gather information to compile an Exit Mathematics Education Portfolio.  This portfolio consists of information regarding scores on required exams, compliance with state licensure requirements, a Mathematics Content Portfolio, and a Teacher Work Sample.  To fulfill requirements for the secondary licensure program assessment, each teacher candidate compiles a Mathematics Content Portfolio that includes samples of work from their program of studies in mathematics and work that addresses the NCTM Content and Process Standards. Teacher candidates will compile artifacts throughout their program of studies in mathematics (from Freshman to Senior Year) to address specified content criteria. Each candidate also completes a Teacher Work Sample that includes credible evidence of the ability to facilitate learning through instructional planning and assessment.


Information about the Praxis II

Information about the version of the Praxis II exam for Mathematics that begins in January 2014 is at the ETS site.  A study companion is also available via ETS.  A score of at least 160 is necessary for licensure in secondary mathematics in Virginia.