Teacher Licensure

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Most students who want to become secondary school mathematics teachers obtain teacher licensure by earning the B.S. in Integrated Mathematics Education (BS/ED) from the College of Education, Health & Society. This degree leads to a license to teach mathematics in grades 7-12. See the College of Education, Health & Society section in the Miami Bulletin for details. Some teacher licensure candidates complete two degrees, the BS/ED as well as an A.B. or B.S. degree in mathematics and statistics from the College of Arts and Science. With early and careful planning, it is possible to complete these two degrees in four to four and a half years. The notes below are intended to aid in this planning effort, and they should be supplemented with advising sessions. Students who intend to earn both degrees must remember that all requirements for each degree must be satisfied.

A first year student who is considering teacher licensure should take the following introductory course during his/her first year: 

  • EDT 190.A Introduction to Secondary Teaching 

Two of the required courses for licensure will also count in the Miami Plan: 

  • EDP 201 Human Development and Learning (Miami Plan – Social Science) 
  • EDL 204 Sociocultural Studies in Education (Miami Plan – Humanities) 

Completion of two majors will satisfy the thematic sequence requirement of the Miami Plan. 

A student who wishes to learn more about the requirements for teacher licensure should contact the Office of Student Services in the College of Education, Health & Society, McGuffey Hall (513-529-6418) to obtain a complete packet of information for Integrated Mathematics Education. The Departments of Mathematics, Statistics, and Teacher Education work together to help meet the advising needs of their majors. A double major will have an advisor in each major.