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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, BA (teacher certification)

A Bachelor of Arts with a major in mathematics (teacher certification) provides you the math foundation and analytical skills for a successful career in education.

Completion of these course requirements does not guarantee the student’s certification. For information about additional certification requirements, consult the Teach North Texas academic advisor.

Degree requirements

The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Arts with a major in mathematics (teacher certification).

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences  requirements.

Communication (English Composition and Rhetoric) core requirement

For satisfying the Communication (English Composition and Rhetoric) core requirements the department suggests:

Major requirements

43 hours of mathematics courses, which must include:

Other course requirements


Three laboratory science courses are required, as follows:

Option 1

Group III, One additional course

One additional course that meets the University Core Curriculum requirement for the life and physical sciences.

Note: Equivalent honors courses can also be used to satisfy this requirement.

Mathematics majors with a minor in geography or geology may also choose from the following in Group I above

Option 2

Group II, One additional laboratory science course

One laboratory science chosen from any course meeting the natural and life sciences component of the laboratory science requirement of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Note: Equivalent honors courses can also be used to satisfy this requirement.

Option 3

Students double majoring in mathematics and another discipline (typically biology, chemistry, physics or engineering) that requires at least 12 hours of laboratory science intended for science and engineering majors may use the same laboratory science courses that satisfy the requirements for the other major to satisfy the laboratory science requirement for the mathematics major.

Foreign language

Students are encouraged to choose Spanish for the foreign language requirement.

Computer programming

Students taking mathematics courses at the 2000-level or above are expected to be competent in computer programming, using languages such as BASIC, C, C++, Fortran, PASCAL or Java. Students are encouraged to complete the programming requirement during their freshman or sophomore year. Students who have acquired a solid programming competency in a non-academic setting, such as through work experience, may demonstrate their programming competency by passing a departmental exam in place of the CSCE 1010 , CSCE 1020  or CSCE 1030  course requirement. Required courses:

Minor requirements

A minor in mathematics and science secondary teaching, administered by Teach North Texas, is required.

Other requirements

Students must achieve at least a 2.0 GPA in all mathematics courses which are applied toward a mathematics major and are numbered 3350 or above.