Mathematics, 6 - 12
A person interested in teaching mathematics at the high school or middle school level should major in mathematics with a concentration in Secondary Education. This degree and concentration leads to state licensure to teach in Virginia upon completion of the degree. Visit the Mathematics website for the most up to date information about the mathematics major.
The student must apply to the Teacher Preparation Program during the second semester of the sophomore year or during the semester in which 60 credit hours will be completed. The student must submit an application form to his or her academic major advisor with the attachments listed below. All criteria for admissions must be met.
- Attach a copy of your official transcript showing math coursework GPA of between 2.5 and 2.75 and a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- Attach a photocopy of your PRAXIS I scores for Reading, Writing, and Math OR the equivalent SAT or ACT scores.
- Attach a goal statement of no more than two pages, typed and double-spaced, that describes (1) your experience with adolescents, and (2) your career goals.
- Three letters of recommendation are required. Please ask each person recommending you to write a letter stating his or her confidence in your potential as a teacher. Each letter should be placed in a separate envelope, and the writer should sign and date the envelope on the back across the seal.
- Submit a completed application to the Undergraduate Admissions Advisor. You will be contacted for an interview.
Our Undergraduate Studies in Education academic advisor can be contacted at 703.993.2078 to answer any questions you have regarding the licensure program or the application process.