Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Minimum Instructor Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree (MS, MA) in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or Statistics; OR
  • Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education or Master’s Degree in Teaching (e.g., MST, MAT) with an emphasis in mathematics; 
    AND Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or Statistics;
    AND 18 quarter hours (12 semester hours in graduate level mathematics, OR
  • Master’s degree in a field related to mathematics;
    AND 27 quarter hours (18 semester hours) in graduate-level mathematics;

Demonstrated Competency

for part-time faculty and dual credit instructors may be satisfied by any one of the following, if the above Minimum Instructor Qualifications have not been met:

  • Master’s degree in a field related to mathematics; OR
  • For courses numbered 99 and below:
    Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or Mathematics Education or in Education with an emphasis in mathematics;
    AND Transcript showing successful completion of a full year of calculus;
    AND Three years full‐time (or equivalent cumulative part‐time) mathematics teaching experience within grade 6 or above.
  • For MTH 105, MTH 111, MTH 112;
    Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education or Master’s Degree in Teaching (MST, MAT) with an emphasis in mathematics
    AND Bachelors Degree in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or a subject related to mathematics†
    AND Transcript showing successful completion of a full year of calculus if the Bachelors Degree is not in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or Statistics
    AND Three years full-time (or equivalent cumulative part-time) experience teaching pre-calculus or calculus courses
  • For MTH 211, MTH 212, and MTH 213:
    Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education
    OR Master’s Degree in Education or Teaching with an emphasis in Mathematics;
    AND Three years full‐time (or equivalent cumulative part‐time) mathematics teaching experience

Provisional Approval:
  • Mathematics graduate students who are actively working on a degree (taking at least 1 credit per year) and have successful completion of at least 27 quarter credits in graduate level mathematics on their transcript have provisional approval to teach.

 

†"Related fields" include, but are not limited to, Physics and Engineering. The appropriate Division Dean, in consultation with a Mathematics Faculty Department Chair, will make a recommendation to the Dean of Instruction about the applicability of a particular degree as a "related field.” As Math Education is handled separately in these qualifications, it is not to be considered a "related field".

All degrees and transcripts must be from a regionally accredited college or university.

Revised:  May 2015

MTH Instructor Qualifications Prior to May 2015