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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, BA (Teacher Certification)


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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 Arts degree as specified in the “General University Requirements ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences  requirements.

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


Major Requirements:


37 hours of mathematics courses, which must include:

e. Elective (3 hours):


One additional upper-level mathematics course numbered 3350 or higher. Recommended courses are:

f. At least one of the following must be taken in satisfying other requirements:


Other Course Requirements (Science):


Three laboratory science courses intended for science majors are required, as follows:

Additional Requirements:


Students who take BIOL 1710 /BIOL 1730  and BIOL 1720 /BIOL 1740  in fulfilling the above requirements must enroll in either CHEM 4700  or PHYS 4700 . Students who take either CHEM 1410 /CHEM 1430  and CHEM 1420 /CHEM 1440  or else PHYS 1710 /PHYS 1730  and PHYS 2220 /PHYS 2240  must enroll in BIOL 4700 .

Equivalent honors courses can also be used to satisfy this requirement. Students seeking certification in both math and physics are required to take PHYS 1710 /PHYS 1730 , PHYS 2220 /PHYS 2240 , and PHYS 3010 /PHYS 3030 .

Other Course Requirements (Foreign Language):


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

Other Course Requirements (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 1020  or CSCE 1030  course requirement. Required courses:

GPA:


Students must achieve at least a 2.0 GPA in all mathematics courses above 3350.

Minor Requirement:


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

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