Mathematics—Teacher Certification, B.A.
Completion of this major program prepares one for a career as a math teacher in elementary, middle, and high schools, in which math is taught as a separate subject. Continued study may include a master’s degree in mathematics, mathematics education, computer science, environmental science, business administration, or other related fields. A grade of C or better is required for admission to the Mathematics major program.
THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THIS TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM ARE:
 A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0.
 A minimum of B or better on all education courses

Passing scores on the Praxis CORE, or minimal SAT score as shown below by year, or 23 or higher on the ACT, or 155 verbal, 156 quantitative on the GRE.

2016: Math 540 Read/Write 550

2017: Math 530 Read/Write 540

2018: Math 530 Read/Write 540

2019: Math 530 Read/Write 530

2020: Math 520 Read/Write 530

2021: Math 520 Read/Write 530

2022: Math 520 Read/Write 530

Passing scores on the Praxis CORE Academic Skills for Educators Tests, as of 9/1/19:
 Math Test #5733 Passing Score 150
 Reading Test #5712 Passing Score 156
 Writing Test #5722 Passing Score 162
Students who meet the score levels below are not required to take the Praxis CORE:
SAT Scores
 If taken before 4/1/1995: Math 520, Reading 480
 If taken between 4/1/1995 to 2/28/2016: Math 540, Reading 560
 If taken on or after 3/1/2016: Math 570, 610 EvidenceBased Reading and Writing or 30 Reading Section
ACT Scores
 If taken before 8/28/1989: Math 23, English 20
 If taken on or after 8/28/1989: Math 23, English 23
GRE Scores
 If taken before 8/1/2011: Quantitative 720, Verbal 530
 If taken on or after 8/1/2011: Quantitative 156, Verbal 155
For more information on Praxis exams: https://www.ets.org/praxis/nj/requirements
THE REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION OF THIS DEGREE TRACK ARE:
 Completion of NJCU General Education requirements or equivalent
 Successful completion of major in intended content area
 Passing scores on appropriate Praxis II Exam
 A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
 Successful completion of clinical experience and clinical practice (student teaching)
This includes successful submission of the performance assessment, as required by the New Jersey Department of Education.
Note: For the most updated information on this teaching certification program, students are directed to contact the College of Education as changes may have occurred since publication.
Code  Title  Credits 

Required  
MATH 192  Calculus and Analytic Geometry I  4 
MATH 193  Calculus and Analytic Geometry II  4 
MATH 292  Calculus & Analytical Geometry III  4 
MATH 260  Linear Algebra  3 
MATH 295  Survey of Modern Mathematics  3 
MATH 311  Differential Equations for Engineers  4 
MATH 330  Mathematical Statistics I  3 
MATH 370  Abstract Algebra  3 
Math electives  
9 MATH credits among:  
MATH 307  Finite Mathematics I  3 
MATH 320  Modern Geometry I  3 
MATH 321  Modern Geometry II  3 
MATH 331  Mathematical Statistics II  3 
MATH 350  Elements of Numerical Analysis  3 
MATH 371  Abstract Algebra II  3 
MATH 380  Real Analysis  3 
MATH 385  Reading in Mathematics  3 
MATH 407  Teaching Mathematics in Secondary Schools  3 
MATH 410  History of Mathematics  3 
MATH 430  Topology  3 
MATH 440  Number Theory  3 
MATH 445  Complex Variables  3 
MATH 450  Advanced Calculus I  3 
MATH 451  Advanced Calculus II  3 
MATH 503  Computers in Mathematics  3 
MATH 508  Professionalized Subject Matter in Arithmetic  3 
MATH 510  Professionalized Subject Matter in Algebra  3 
MATH 511  Professionalized Subject Matter in Middle School Mathematics  3 
MATH 512  Professionalized Subject Matter in Geometry  3 
MATH 514  Professionalized Subject Matter in PreCalculus Mathematics  3 
MATH 515  Math Manipulatives I  3 
MATH 516  Mathematics Manipulative II  3 
MATH 517  Calculators in the K8 Classroom  3 
MATH 518  Calculators in the Secondary Classroom  3 
MATH 526  Algorithmic Number Theory  3 
MATH 531  Numerical Analysis  3 
MATH 536  Mathematical Modeling  3 
MATH 540  Graph Theory  3 
MATH 598  Mathmatical Principles of Computer Graphics  3 
Required General Education Program Courses  
BIOL 225  Human Sexual Biology  3 
or BIOL 224  The Human Body  
or BIOL 106  Practical Nutrition  
LTED 160  Languages of Power and Social Justice ^{1}  3 
Other required courses  
MATH 140  Statistics I ^{0}  3 
MATH 215  Problem Solving in Mathematics ^{2}  3 
Required Education Courses  
Phase I (May be taken separately and in any order):  
EDU 280  Challenges in Urban Education  3 
LTED 230  Focus: Reading Language & Literacy  3 
Phase II (May be taken separately or with Phase III): ^{3}  
EDU 330  Focus: Development, Behavior and Learning  3 
EDU 371  Grades 712 Methods/Materials  3 
or EDU 315  Differentiating Instruction:Mtng Needs of Urban Stdnts from Cultrly,Ling.,&Academic Diverse Bckgrnds  
Phase III (Taken concurrently and offered fall semesters only):  
LTED 370  Secondary:Reading & Language Workshop  2 
EDU 2372  Methods and Materials of Teaching Mathematics in Middle and Secondary Schools  3 
EDU 331  Clinical Practice I  2 
Phase IV (Taken concurrently):  
EDU 470  Concurrent Student Teaching Seminar  2 
EDU 480  Clinical Practice II  8 
EDU 485  Classroom Management and Assessment Internship Seminar  2 
 ^{ 0 }
Prerequisite for Math 330
 ^{ 1 }
Strongly recommended for students who have yet to meet Praxis Core Writing and Reading requirements.
 ^{ 2 }
Required of students who have yet to meet Praxis Core Math requirement
 ^{ 3 }
Passing scores on the Praxis Core are required before continuing into Phase II.