Mathematics education emphasis (licensure recommendation), M.Ed.

If you have a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or closely related field and want to teach math to students in grades 5-12, our Master of Education degree with a mathematics emphasis for a recommendation for mathematics licensure is just for you. In this program, you can become a licensed teacher in 12 months through our accelerated program.

Mathematics content requirements

The State of Iowa requires the following mathematics requirements to grant a license for grades 5-12 mathematics teachers:

  • 2-course sequence in calculus
  • 1 course in abstract or linear algebra
  • 1 course in post-calculus geometry
  • 1 course in probability or statistics
  • 1 course in computer programming
  • Coursework in discrete mathematics

Our program is designed for those candidates whose undergraduate degree included a good number of the courses above. You must have at least a total 24 credit hours in mathematics courses with a minimum grade of C- in each.