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Accounting 010
African Area Studies 016
Africana Studies
Aging 018
American History 512
American Literature
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Armenian 078
Art 080, 081
Art History 082
Arts and Science 090
Asian Studies 098
Astrophysics 105
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Business Law 140
Catalan 145
Cell Biology
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Cinema Studies 175
Cognitive Science 185
Community Development
Comparative Literature 195
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203, 206
Douglass College Courses
East Asian Languages and Area Studies 214
Economics 220
Education 300
Environmental Certificates
European Studies 360
Exercise Science and Sport Studies 377
Film Studies
Finance 390
Food Science 400
Foreign Language Proficiency Certificates
French 420
Geography 450
Geological Sciences 460
German 470
Greek 490
Greek, Modern Greek Studies 489
Hindi 505
History/French Joint Major 513
History/Political Science Joint Major 514
Hungarian 535
Individualized Major
Interdisciplinary Studies
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Jewish Studies 563
Journalism and Media Studies 567
Junior Year Abroad
Korean 574
Labor Studies 575
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Life Sciences
Linguistics 615
Livingston College Courses
Management 620
Marine Sciences 628
Marketing 630
Mathematics 640
Major Requirements
Minor Requirements
Departmental Honors Programs
Preparation for Secondary School Teaching
Before Taking Mathematics Courses
Medical Technology 660
Medicine and Dentistry
Medieval Studies 667
Middle Eastern Studies 685
Military Education, Air Force 690
Military Education, Army 691
Molecular Biology
Nutritional Sciences 709
Operations Research 711
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Physiology and Neurobiology
Planning and Public Policy 762
Polish 787
Political Science 790
Portuguese 810
Psychology 830
Public Health
Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caribbean Studies 836
Religion 840
Russian 860
Russian, Central and East European Studies 861
Rutgers College Courses
Science, Technology, and Society
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
South Asian Studies 925
Spanish 940
Statistics 960
Study Abroad 959
Theater Arts 965, 966
Ukrainian 967
University College–New Brunswick College Courses
Urban Studies
Visual Arts
Women's and Gender Studies 988
Douglass College
Livingston College
Rutgers College
University College
Cook College
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick
School of Communication, Information and Library Studies (SCILS)
School of Engineering
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Programs of Study For Liberal Arts 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 B.A. degree in mathematics, an 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 GSE as well as those set by the student`s undergraduate college, and, in the fifth year, complete additional course work, 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 course work in both mathematics and education as well as a student teaching internship, and may be pursued either full time or part time.

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 course work 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 web site

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