Certification to Teach Math N-12

To Masters Student in Teaching Option

Dear Student,

The following clarifies the two scenarios that apply relative to teacher certification in math, grades N-12. There is no certification necessary to teach at the community college level.

The two possibilities are as follows:

  1. If the student already posseses teaching certification in any area, the student needs to complete 30 coherent credits in 640 math, 12 of which must at or above the 300 level for an extra license. No methods and issures course in math is required, though one course is recommended. This process does not involve the Teacher Prep Program under Mr. Rainey. The student can apply at large at a county superintendent’s office. The 30 credits in math for the masters qualify for this requirement.
  2. If the candidate has no certification in any area, but has a BS/BA degree and is pursuing a masters in our math program, then he/she must complete 30 credits in math, 12 of which are to be at or above the 300 level and he/she must apply to the Teacher Prep Program under the directorship of Don Rainey. There the student must complete all the requirements for certification. These are listed on a worksheet that can be picked up in Don Rainey’s office in B34 of Armitage Hall.

If there are any questions you can contact Jo Johansen at 225 6091 on MWF at 12:30 or at home at 856 767 0924.


M.Nerurkar / Jo Johansen