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Accounting 010
African Area Studies 016
African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures 013
Africana Studies 014
Agriculture and Food Systems 020
American History 512
American Literature
American Studies 050
Animal Science 067
Anthropology 070
Armenian 078
Art 081
Art History 082
Arts and Sciences 090
Asian Studies 098
Astrophysics 105
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Biotechnology 126
Business Analytics and Information Technology 623
Business Law 140
Cell Biology
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Chinese Studies 170
Cinema Studies 175
Cognitive Science 185
Communication 192
Community Development
Comparative Literature 195
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Criminology 204
Dance 203, 206
Design 208
Digital Filmmaking 211
East Asian Languages and Area Studies 214
Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources 216
Economics 220
Education 300
Entomology 370
Environmental and Business Economics 373
Environmental Certificates
Environmental Planning and Design 573
Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior 374
Environmental Sciences 375
Environmental Studies 381
European Studies 360
Exercise Science 377
Film Studies
Finance 390
Food Science 400
French 420
Gender and Media 438
Geography 450
Geological Sciences 460
German 470
Greek 490
Greek, Modern Greek Studies 489
Health Administration 501
Health and Society 502
History/French Joint Major 513
History/Political Science Joint Major 514
Human Resource Management 533
Hungarian 535
Individualized Major 555
Information Technology and Informatics 547
Interdisciplinary Studies, SAS 556
International and Global Studies 558
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Jewish Studies 563
Journalism and Media Studies 567
Junior Year Abroad
Korean 574
Labor Studies and Employment Relations 575
Landscape Architecture 550
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Latino and Caribbean Studies 595
Leadership and Management 605
Life Sciences
Linguistics 615
Management and Global Business 620
Marine Sciences 628
Marketing 630
Mathematics 640
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Major Requirements
Minor Requirements
Departmental Honors Programs
Preparation for Secondary School Teaching
Five-Year Bachelor of Arts/Master's Programs
Before Taking Mathematics Courses
Medicine and Dentistry
Medieval Studies 667
Meteorology 670
Microbiology 680
Middle Eastern Studies 685
Military Education, Air Force 690
Military Education, Army 691
Military Education, Naval 692
Molecular Biology
Nutritional Sciences 709
Operations Research 711
Organizational Leadership 713
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Physiology and Neurobiology
Planning and Public Policy 762
Plant Biology 776
Polish 787
Political Science 790
Portuguese 810
Psychology 830
Public Health 832
Public Policy 833
Religion 840
Russian 860
Sexualities Studies 888
Social Justice 904
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
South Asian Studies 925
Spanish 940
Sport Management 377
Statistics and Biostatistics 960
Study Abroad 959
Supply Chain Management 799
Theater 965, 966
Ukrainian 967
Urban Planning and Design 971
Urban Studies
Visual Arts
Women's and Gender Studies 988
World Language Proficiency Certificates
School of Arts and Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick
School of Communication and Information
School of Engineering
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
School of Management and Labor Relations
Honors College of Rutgers University-New Brunswick
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Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2019 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Mathematics 640 Preparation for Secondary School Teaching  

Preparation for Secondary School Teaching

There are several paths that Rutgers students can follow to prepare for a career in secondary school teaching.

1. The five-year mathematics teacher preparation program in the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education (GSE) integrates the mathematics undergraduate program with teaching preparation, leading to a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree in mathematics, a master of education (M.Ed.) degree, and New Jersey teacher certification. Students must apply for admission (usually in the junior year), complete a standard mathematics major, satisfy undergraduate requirements set by the GSE as well as those set by the School of Arts and Sciences, and, in the fifth year, complete additional coursework, including an additional mathematics elective, and do a student teaching internship. The nine required mathematics courses at the 300 to 400 level must include 01:640:300, 311, 351, 435, 436, 477, 481, and an applied math course.

2. After completing the mathematics major, students may obtain an M.Ed. and New Jersey teacher certification through the Rutgers GSE postbaccalaureate certification program or through postbaccalaureate certification programs at other institutions. Application to the program may be made in the fall of a student's senior year or anytime after graduation. This 45-credit program requires coursework in both mathematics and education as well as a student teaching internship, and may be pursued either full time or part time.

3. Other paths to secondary school mathematics teaching include: 1) "alternate route" certification, which usually requires a period of apprenticeship in a high school and 200 hours of coursework at a cooperating college or university; and 2) teaching without certification in a private independent or parochial school.

Prospective teachers should contact the mathematics department and/or the Office of Teacher Education in the Graduate School of Education as early as possible in their undergraduate careers and should stay informed about the rapidly evolving procedures and standards for certification. Further information on all Rutgers teaching programs can be obtained from GSE or from the website

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