High School Education

Students wishing to be licensed to teach mathematics at the high school level in Illinois enroll in the Bradley University Mathematics Department MTHT major program. The mathematics requirements for this degree program consist of a core of required classes, the fulfillment of a breadth requirement, and a depth requirement. In addition, to be licensed to teach mathematics at the high school level in the state of Illinois one must complete the requirements for a high school teaching license. These requirements are listed under the Department of Teacher Education (High School Programs) and include a minimum of 44 hours in education courses.

  1. The mathematics core curriculum for the MTHT program is:
    • MTH 121 Calculus I
    • MTH 122 Calculus II
    • MTH 223 Calculus III
    • MTH 207 Elementary Linear Algebra With Applications
    • MTH 325 Probability and Statistics I
    • MTH 404 Abstract Algebra I
    • MTH 420 Real Analysis I
    • CS 100 or 101 Programming
  2. The depth requirement can be fulfilled by completing two sequences from among the following five sequences: MTH 325-326, MTH 404-405, MTH 420 and MTH 421 or MTH 403, MTH 501-502, MTH 510-511.
  3. The breadth requirement can be fulfilled by completing a total of 24 semester hours in courses numbered 301 and above. Upper-level mathematics in the core curriculum and sequence course are counted in this total.
  4. The state currently requires that students be introduced to various topics in order to meet licensure requirements. Most of the mathematical topics required for licensure are covered in the core curriculum described in number 1 above. Currently, there are additional licensure requirements in graph theory, geometry, and history of mathematics. State licensure requirements change frequently.