- About the Department
- Course Information
- Mathematics Education
- Educator Licensure
Educator Licensure - Community College Transfer Students
The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Northern Illinois University would like you to make a smooth transition from your community college to NIU. The following information and suggestions should aid you in this transition.
- Questions, before and during your transition, should be directed to
Renee Olsen, Coordinator of Educator Licensure in Mathematics at
NIU, in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at (815) 753 5390 or
- Please use the document Educator
Licensure General Education Requirements for the Mathematics
Certification Program as a guide for courses you take during your
community college experience. Also, you may complete the Calculus
sequence (equivalent of MATH 229, MATH 230 and MATH 232 at NIU) and the
computer programming course at your community college. The computer
science course should articulate to NIU as CSCI 240
and be a 4 semester hour course.
- If you will be completing the Calculus sequence as described in #2
above at your community college and plan on taking MATH 240 (Linear
Algebra and Applications) during your first semester at NIU, you should
consider taking ILAS 201 (Introductory Clinical Experience) during your
first semester at NIU. Taking MATH 240 at NIU is highly recommended as
preparation for the upper level math courses - see
this link for more information.
If you wish to take ILAS 201 during your first semester at NIU, you should contact Renee Olsen by the end of the fifth week of the NIU fall or spring semester that precedes your transfer to NIU and obtain the information about ILAS 201 and the application materials. When you contact Renee Olsen, include your mailing address and phone number. You may also download the information and application form by clicking on the link to
Applications. Follow the directions and return to: Renee Olsen, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115. You need to return the completed application materials by the end of the seventh week of that same semester.
Once Renee Olsen receives your completed application materials, your application will be passed to the clinical office. Check your NIU student email regularly, as you will receive important placement information and class meeting information.