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Mathematics Teaching

The mathematics teaching major has several distinct education programs, including early childhood education, elementary education, urban early childhood education, urban elementary education,  elementary education of the deaf and hard of hearing, early childhood special education, elementary special education, and secondary special education. In these programs, students take mathematics and professional courses that prepare them to meet the educational requirements for the New Jersey certificate to teach in their respective fields. Students wishing to take the mathematics Praxis test could also be certified to teach mathematics K–12.

The Undergraduate Bulletin contains the official list of major requirements. However, students should see the Education major’s department webpage for more information about the respective programs. Students will meet all their mathematics requirements by completing the major requirements listed below and in the checklist, meeting the department’s retention and GPA requirements, meeting their Education major’s requirements, and completing TCNJ’s College Core requirements. Below are additional program documents and other information about the programs. For more information, please contact your advisor or the mathematics education coordinator.

The coursework for the mathematics teaching program consists of:

Required Mathematics Courses (11 course units)

  • MAT 105: Mathematical Structures and Algorithms for Educators I
  • MAT 127: Calculus A
  • MAT 128: Calculus B
  • MAT 200: Proof Writing Through Discrete Mathematics
  • MAT 205: Linear Algebra
  • MAT 229: Multivariable Calculus
  • MAT 255: Perspectives on the Development of Mathematics
  • MAT 301: Number Theory
  • MAT 305: Abstract Algebra
  • MAT 310: Real Analysis
  • MAT 351: Geometry

Mathematics Options (1 course unit)

  • Students complete an additional course unit by taking a MAT/STA course at the 300/400-level

Correlate Courses (2 course units)

  • STA 216
  • BIO 104