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College
College of Education, Health and Human Services
Department
School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies

404 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2580
E-mail: oss@kent.edu
Web: www.kent.edu/ehhs/tlcs/index.cfm

Description

The Integrated Mathematics (IMTH) program prepares students to become mathematics teachers in grades 7–12.  Students take approximately 42 hours of mathematics-content coursework during the seven semesters prior to their internship (student teaching) semester. Students must earn a 2.75 overall GPA and a 2.6 GPA in mathematics to complete the program.
Students who successfully complete the IMTH program and pass all required exams are eligible to apply for the 7–12 license in mathematics.
 

Career Opportunities

Preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, and secondary school teachers, except special education, held about 4.0 million jobs in 2006. Of the teachers in those jobs, about 1.5 million are elementary school teachers, 1.1 million are secondary school teachers, 674,000 are middle school teachers, 437,000 are preschool teachers, and 170,000 are kindergarten teachers. The vast majority work in elementary and secondary schools. Preschool teachers, except special education, are most often employed in child daycare services (59 percent), public and private educational services (16 percent), and religious organizations (15 percent). Employment of teachers is geographically distributed much the same as the population. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services as freshmen must have been fully admitted to the university. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to a major and/or admission to professional coursework for a selective admission program. To be admitted directly into a teacher education program and Community Health, it is required that new freshmen have a 2.75 high school GPA and 16 units of college preparatory curriculum or a 21 ACT or 980 SAT score. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements of their intended major may enroll as pre-majors for selected programs or EHHS General until which time they have the required 2.75 GPA.

Students seeking admission to this program must meet all professional requirements for admission to advanced study. To be admitted to the program, students must display evidence of adequate communication skills; sound content area knowledge (language arts, mathematics, science or social studies); a basic understanding of the teaching profession; a basic understanding of adolescents; and dispositions aligned with the conceptual framework of the College of Education, Health, and Human Services, including being open-minded, flexible, caring and responsible. Faculty will select the most qualified applicants based on an interview; letters of recommendation; GPA; Praxis I scores; and performance in English and communication studies coursework. Applicants to the ADED program must have experience working with young adults in a supervisory capacity, such as tutoring, camp counseling, volunteer work or related experience. Students should contact the College of Education, Health, and Human Services’ Vacca Office of Student Services, 304 White Hall, during the first year of study to inquire about the procedures and criteria associated with admission to the adolescence/young adult education program.
 

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 121 credit hours. Minimum 2.750 cumulative and minimum 2.600 major GPA.  A minimum grade of  C (2.000) grade is required in some courses; view the program requirements to see specific courses.

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.

Study Abroad/Away Opportunities

There are many study abroad/away opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.

Program Fee

$50/semester

Accreditation

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
 

Student Organizations

Kent Student Education Association
 

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

I. DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE  (1 credit)
Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (48 credits)* Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
KMC CS 10051 Introduction to Computer Science 4
KMC MATH 12002 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5
KAD   12003 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 5
    21001 Linear Algebra 3
    22005 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III 4
    30011 Basic Probability and Statistics 3
    31011 Discrete Mathematics 3
    34001 Fundamental Concepts of Algebra 3
    34002 Fundamental Concepts of Geometry 3
    47021 History of Mathematics 3
  Choose from the following: Group A 6
  MATH 41001 Introduction to Modern Algebra I (3)  
    41002 Introduction to Modern Algebra II (3)  
    41021 Theory of Matrices (3)  
    47011 Theory of Numbers (3)  
    Any 30000-40000 level MATH elective (3)  
  Choose from the following: Group B 6
  MATH 42021 Graph Theory and Combinatorics (3)  
    42024 Number and Games (3)  
    45021 Euclidean Geometry (3)  
    45022 Linear Geometry (3)  
    46001 Elementary Topology (3)  
III. ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (72 credits)  
Type Course Title Credits
WIC ADED 32142 Principles of Teaching Adolescents* 3
    32268 The Secondary Mathematics Curriculum * 3
    42268 Teaching Mathematics in Secondary Schools * 3
ELR   42292 Field Work Practicum * 3
ELR   42357 Secondary Student Teaching * 9
    49525 Inquiry into Professional Practice * 3
KAD COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication 3
  CULT 29535 Education in a Democratic Society* 3
  EPSY 29525 Educational Psychology* 3
  HED 42575 Health and Learning: Strategies for Students and Teachers* 3
  ITEC 19525 Educational Technology* 3
KAD PHIL 21002 Introduction to Formal Logic 3
KSS
DD
PSYC 11762 General Psychology 3
DD SPED 23000 Introduction to Exceptionalities* 3
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 3
MINIMUM TOTAL  121


*A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned for all courses. And a minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned in ADED 32142 to fulfill writing-intensive requirement.

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.