The minor in middle school mathematics education requires the following.
MTH 151 Calculus I or MTH 152 Calculus II
MTH 301 Discrete Mathematics
MTH 325 Mathematical Concepts for Elementary Teachers I or MTH 331 Foundations of Geometry
MTH 345 Elementary Statistics or MTH 346 Statistics for Scientists
MTH 441 The Teaching of Middle School Mathematics
The minor in middle school mathematics education is available only to elementary or special education program students and to secondary licensure students who are not majoring in mathematics but who want to be endorsed to teach mathematics at the middle school level.*
Additionally, middle school approval (described within the listings of the Department of Education) must be earned to be endorsed by the State of Illinois to teach mathematics at that level. Interested students should identify themselves to both the Department of Education and the Department of Mathematics and confer periodically with advisors in both departments. All courses must be completed with a C (2.0) or higher.
*The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) requires that all candidates enrolled in the present Middle-Level Approval program complete the coursework on or before September 1, 2017 under current State-approved requirements, and have their Professional Education License (PEL) endorsement issued by September 1, 2018.