
20172018 Undergraduate Catalog
Mathematics, BSMTH (teacher certification)


Return to: Degree programs listed by academic unit A Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with 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

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 Science degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Science requirements.
Communication (English Composition and Rhetoric) core requirement
For satisfying the Communication (English Composition and Rhetoric) core requirements, the department suggests: Major requirements
46 hours of mathematics courses, which must include: Mathematics core, 16 hours
Secondary teacher preparation, 18 hours
Analysis, 3 hours
One of the following: Algebra, 3 hours
One of the following: Mathematics electives, 6 hours
Two additional upperlevel mathematics courses numbered 3350 or higher. Recommended courses are: At least one of the following
At least one of the following must be taken in satisfying other requirements: Other course requirements
Laboratory science
Three laboratory science courses are required, as follows (equivalent honors courses may also be used): Option 1, Biology emphasis
(must be biology intended for science majors) Plus one of the following physical sciences, with laboratory, chosen from
(must be physical science intended for science majors) Option 2, Chemistry emphasis
(must be chemistry intended for science majors) Option 3, Physics emphasis
(must be calculusbased physics intended for science majors) Option 4
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. Option 5
To satisfy the laboratory science requirement for the mathematics major, students with a minor in geography or geology may use: Plus one of the following lecture and laboratory combinations
Additional requirements
Students seeking certification in both math and physics are required to take: Foreign language
Students may complete either of two options to satisfy the College of Science foreign language requirement:
Option 1
Proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to 1020 is required. Students are encouraged to choose Spanish for the foreign language requirement. Option 2
Complete 6 hours of technical writing courses from the following: 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 nonacademic 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 a grade point average of at least 2.0 in all mathematics courses which are applied toward a mathematics major and are numbered 3350 or above. 
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