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Combined Degree in Secondary Education Mathematics (MEd)

The TEACH: Secondary Education Mathematics program combines a College of Science and Health (CSH) undergraduate Mathematical Sciences degree with a graduate-level College of Education (COE) Master of Education degree. Students graduate with either a BA or BS in Mathematical Sciences and an MEd in Education with a Professional Educator License and math endorsement in Secondary Education Mathematics (grades 9-12 or 6-12) in the State of Illinois.

This combined degree program of the College of Science and Health and the College of Education was collaboratively developed and is governed and taught by faculty from both units. The program features the integration of disciplinary content with educational foundations and pedagogical content knowledge. The Junior Year Experiential Learning course, Senior Capstone course, and the three double-counted undergraduate/graduate courses offer students a seamless transition from undergraduate to graduate studies and from major-field coursework to teacher-preparation coursework. The 5th-year master’s level coursework builds on students’ undergraduate experiences through a series of integrated courses that include consistent and long-term field experiences culminating in a student-teaching experience during the Spring of students’ fifth year.

​The combined Bachelor's + Master's degree programs allow students to complete 12 graduate credit hours while still undergraduates. These 12 graduate credit hours will count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The TEACH Program combines a College of Science and Health (CSH) undergraduate Mathematics major or some other disciplinary major with a graduate level College of Education (COE) Master of Education (MEd) Program.  Students graduate with a BS in their CSH disciplinary major and a MEd in Education with a State of Illinois Secondary Mathematics Certification. 

Students may apply to the TEACH Program during the spring of their junior year. They must enroll in the Junior Year Experiential Learning course, TCH 320 , and meet other application criteria; these include completion of at least 16 quarter credit hours at DePaul and a 3.0 GPA.  During their senior year, students are required to complete a TEACH Program capstone course, TCH 390, and three 400-level courses that count toward both their undergraduate and graduate degrees:

Junior Year Coursework : 4 undergraduate quarter hours required

Course Title Quarter Hours
TCH 320EXPLORING TEACHING IN THE URBAN HIGH SCHOOL (fulfills undergraduate Junior Year Experiential Course requirement)4

Senior Year Coursework : 4 quarter hours required

Course Title Quarter Hours
TCH 390CAPSTONE: INTEGRATING EDUCATION & DISCIPLINARY FOUNDATIONS (fulfills undergraduate Capstone requirement; major area may require a separate Capstone course)4

Undergraduate/Graduate Double-Counted Courses: 12 undergraduate/graduate quarter hours required, grade of C or better required.

Course Title Quarter Hours
TCH 401TEACHING AS A PROFESSION IN SECONDARY SCHOOL4
TCH 413THE NATURE OF MATHEMATICS4
TCH 423INQUIRY & APPLICATION IN DEVELOPING SECONDARY MATHEMATICS PEDAGOGY4

All coursework in the content area must earn a grade of C or better.*

  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Calculus III
  • Intro to Math Reasoning
    or Discrete Math I and Discrete Math II
  • Multivariable Calculus I
  • Multivariable Calculus II
  • Linear Algebra
  • Programming Language
  • Abstract Algebra I
  • Theory of Numbers |
    or Abstract Algebra II
  • Geometry I
  • Geometry II
    or Real Analysis I
  • Probability & Statistics
  • History of Mathematics
  • *The secondary mathematics content advisor will collaborate with you to design and schedule your mathematics content course sequence.

This combined degree program of the College of Science and Health and the College of Education was collaboratively developed, and is governed and taught by faculty from these units.

The Master’s year comprises teacher-preparation coursework that culminates with student teaching during Spring quarter. Upon graduation and the fulfilling of State of Illinois licensure requirements (which may require some additional course work in the student’s major and related fields), students are eligible to be licensed to teach Mathematics at the 6th-12th or 9th-12th grade levels. 

A full description of the TEACH Program can be found here.    Students interested in the TEACH Program should consult with the designated TEACH Program advisor in their home department.

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