Quick Facts

General Education Requirements: 39 hours
Required Courses: 78 hours
Upper Division Courses: 42 hours
Total: 120 hours

Full Program Requirements

Study to be a Mathematics Teacher Near Chicago

The curriculum for the College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate major in Mathematics with a teacher education concentration provides a balance between theoretical and applied study, with the general objective of providing students with a substantial and broad background in mathematics that affords opportunities to develop skills in logical thinking, problem analysis, problem-solving, and computer usage for students interested in a career in teaching Mathematics at the secondary level.

Reach Your Career Goals

This program approved by the Illinois State Board of Education, leads to the Initial Secondary License qualifying students to teach Secondary Mathematics. Students who major in mathematics with a concentration in secondary education may obtain an endorsement that prepares them for teaching in the middle school.

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<b>Full Program Requirements</b>

Full Program Requirements

You can find the complete guide to graduation requirements for your degree in our catalog.

<b>Program Faculty</b>

Program Faculty

Our favorable faculty-student ratios ensure lots of individual attention from our dedicated faculty members.

<b>How to Apply</b>

How to Apply

If you are ready to take the next step, you can create an account and apply here, or simply request more information about the programs of your choice.

<b>Cost and Financial Aid</b>

Cost and Financial Aid

Our tuition estimator helps you calculate your cost of attendance. Our Financial Aid Office is dedicated to helping you find ways to fund your education.



At GovsState, many scholarships are available and can make your education even more affordable!

<b>All Academic Programs</b>

All Academic Programs

We offer many options for undergraduate degrees and minors, and even several 5-year programs that lead to completion of a Masters degree as well!

<b>Student Life</b>

Student Life

Student Clubs and Organizations at Governors State University enrich your educational experience, allowing you to gain and hone skills applicable to the classroom and life beyond. Click here to explore additional student resources.

<b>On-Campus Residence</b>

On-Campus Residence

Prairie Place, our on-campus housing, provides many options to accommodate the needs of our diverse student population.

<b>Campus Location</b>

Campus Location

If you have been wondering, "Where is Governors State University?" Learn more about our campus, and get directionsto come visit us or take a virtual tour!