GTEP-Math

Program Prerequisites for the

Graduate Teacher Education Program (GTEP) in Mathematics

Below is a list of the minimal mathematics coursework required for individuals needing a Departmental Recommendation to enter the Graduate Teacher Education Program (GTEP) in Foundational and in Advanced Mathematics. GTEP is in the College of Education but these mathematics prerequisites are taken in the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

All applicants to the Graduate Teacher Education Program (GTEP) must provide evidence of their content knowledge by completing these courses or their equivalent prior to applying to the GTEP program. Applicants must go through a transcript review process with the Foundational  or Advanced Math Secondary Content Area Advisor who will determine their content knowledge and complete a Departmental Recommendation Form.  Dr. Joanna Bartlo, bartlo@pdx.edu, is the GTEP Secondary Content Area Advisor for both Foundational and Advanced Math.

Students must earn a grade of B- or better in these prerequisites.

Visit the GTEP website for additional GTEP prerequisites and test requirements

 

Required Courses for Foundational Mathematics
Course Credits
MTH 211, 212, 213 Foundations of Elementary Mathematics I, II, III 12
MTH 491 Experimental Probability and Statistics for Middle School Teachers 4
MTH 493 Geometry for Middle School Teachers 4
MTH 494 Arithmetic and Algebraic Structures for Middle School Teachers 4
MTH 495 Historical Topics in Mathematics for Middle School Teachers 4
MTH 496 Concepts of Calculus for Middle School Teachers 4
MTH 497 Teaching and Learning in the Middle School Mathematics Classroom 4

The 400-level courses may be taken at the 500-level for graduate credit.  

These 36 credits can lead to the Minor in Mathematics for Middle School Teachers if taken at the 400 level, or to the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics for Middle School Teachers if taken at the 500 level.  Contact Dr. Eva Thanheiser (evat@pdx.edu) for more information about either of those programs.

 

Required Courses for Advanced Mathematics
Course Credits
MTH 251, 252, 253 Calculus I, II, III, IV 16
MTH 261 Introduction to Linear Algebra 4
Either MTH 271 Mathematical Computing or CS 161 Introduction to Computer Science (or equivalent programming course) 4
MTH 338 Modern College Geometry 4
MTH 344 Group Theory 4
MTH 346 Number Theory 4
MTH 356 Discrete Mathematics 4

ONE of the following:

  • MTH 481 Probability for Math Teachers
  • MTH 482 Statistics for Math Teachers
  • STAT 451 Applied Statistics for Engr/Sci 
  • STAT 461 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I 
  • STAT 462 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II
3-4
At least ONE approved upper division mathematics electives:(Approved courses include but are not limited to)
  • MTH 311 Introduction to Mathematical Analysis I (Required if applying for MS-MTCH)
  • MTH 345 Ring & Field Theory
  • MTH 481 or MTH 482 or STAT 452 Applied Statistics for Engr/Sci II (to supplement the required prob/stat above)
  • MTH 483 Topics in Geometry for Math Teachers
  • MTH 484 Topics in Algebra for Math Teachers
  • MTH 486 History of Mathematics (Highly recommended!)
  • MTH 487 Discrete Mathematics for Teachers
  • MTH 488 Technology for Math Teachers
4

Recommended by the School of Education:

Ed 420 Introduction to Education (3 credits)

All 400-level courses may be taken at the 500-level for graduate credit.