The minor Secondary Mathematics Education meets the mathematics requirements for an endorsement to teach mathematics in grades 9-12 in Illinois. Individuals seeking an initial teaching licensure through Northern Illinois University in another discipline area for grades 9-12 need to complete these courses in order to receive an endorsement, on their initial Illinois professional educator license, to teach mathematics in grades 9-12. 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. Students should contact the department for information about alternative ways of obtaining an endorsement which do not necessarily involve a minor.
Six or more semester hours in the minor must be taken at NIU.
In addition to completing the course work listed below, the candidate must pass the Mathematics Content Area Test (115) of the Illinois Licensure Testing Systems (ILTS) to obtain an endorsement in grades 9-12 Mathematics.