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Intercollegiate Transfer Students

Secondary Education, Mathematics (BS) Application Information

This major provides the coursework and field experience for students to be licensed to teach and develop mathematics curricula in Illinois high schools, grades 9-12. Not accepting Intercollegiate Transfer (ICT) applicants until fall 2025.

Students in this major will:

  • Apply research to teaching mathematics
  • Leverage knowledge and experiences to build robust mathematics curricula
  • Explore policy issues that affect the teaching of mathematics
  • Learn practice-based approaches, including community-based engagement

Admission Requirements:


  • UIUC and Overall GPA of 2.75 or higher (3.0 or higher is highly recommended).
  • Completion of Composition I requirement.
  • Two years of one language other than English in high school or through the second level course in college must be completed by the term of admission.
    • Completion of MATH 220 or 221; and MATH 231 with a minimum 2.50 mathematics content GPA.
    • Completion of two of the following with a grade of “B” or better:
      • EDUC 201
      • EDUC 202
      • EPSY 201
    Meeting the minimum GPA and the completion of prerequisite coursework does not guarantee admission into any major.

    ISBE Grade Requirements

    Students in teaching licensure programs must maintain a C- or better in ALL content and professional education coursework. Please see an Education advisor for a list of applicable courses. If you have completed a grade replacement or have a grade replacement in progress, you must upload a copy of the document as well as explaining the reason that you took a course for a grade replacement.

    After Admission

    Students admitted at the junior level into a teacher education program will be required to attend a mandatory meeting regarding the program and its requirements. Time, date, and location of the mandatory meeting will be provided in your admission letter.

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign requires field placement in school districts as part of various educational curricula and certificate programs. Illinois school districts are required by state law to conduct criminal background checks for applicants for licensed and non-licensed positions with a school district. School districts are requiring that applicants for field placements be subjected to a criminal background check prior to placement in the school districts. Certain convictions are a bar to employment with a school district and are fully set out in the Illinois School Code, 105 ILCS 5/10-21.9, as amended. All convictions will be reviewed for compatibility with placement in a school district.

    As part of admission to this program, you will be required to consent to a criminal background check including submission of your fingerprints. Failure to consent to the background check will result in your not being able to complete a public school certification program and in the cancellation of any admission to the program. For further information on this requirement, call the Council on Teacher Education at (217) 333-2804.

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