Secondary Mathematics Content Pre-requisites

Students interested in teacher certification in Secondary Mathematics Education (grades 8-12) first complete a bachelor's degree with a major in Mathematics prior to entering the teacher certification program at the graduate level. Students must apply and be accepted into the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program in order to complete teacher certification. Please review the admission requirements for the MAT program at the "how to apply" tab:

Those students who do not complete a major in this content area must complete prerequisite courses as indicated below to be eligible for application to the program. These prerequisite courses may be taken in post-baccalaureate status through the University of Louisville or through another accredited institution upon approval of an Education Advisor. An overall 2.50 grade point average is required for certification. Applicants who have remaining prerequisite, content courses should have an official transcript evaluation prior to enrolling in those courses.

  • MATH 205, Calculus I (4 hours)
  • MATH 206, Calculus II (4 hours)
  • MATH 301, Calculus III (4 hours)
  • MATH 311, Intro to Higher Mathematics (3 hours)
  • MATH 325, Introduction to Linear Algebra (3 hours)
  • MATH 387, Discrete Mathematics (3 hours)
  • MATH 521, Modern Algebra I (3 hours)
  • MATH 550, Advanced Euclidean Geometry or MATH 551, Geometry (3 hours)
  • MATH 560, Statistical Data Analysis or MATH 561, Probability (3 hours)