The requirements listed below for the minor in Elementary Mathematics Education apply to students who complete the minor before the fall semester 2014. Students who anticipate completing the minor after summer 2014 should consult their advisers.
This minor is available only to undergraduates majoring in elementary education. Students interested in pursuing the minor in elementary mathematics education should consult with an adviser in the Department of Mathematical Sciences before the end of the sophomore year. Transfers and postbaccalaureate students seeking a degree in elementary education should consult with an adviser on arrival. Provided that MATH 303 or MATH 304 is chosen as an elective, this minor meets the minimal mathematics requirement for an endorsement to teach mathematics in grades 6-8 in Illinois. The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) requires that students must have passed all the MATH and STAT courses applicable to their minor in Mathematics Education with a grade of C or better.
A minimum GPA of 2.25 in all courses counted for credit toward the minor numbered above MATH 201 is required.
Six or more semester hours in the minor must be taken at NIU.
Check departmental information for any additional requirements.