20112012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Mathematics, BSMTH (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. 
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 “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:
43 hours of mathematics courses, which must include: a. Mathematics Core (16 hours):
b. Secondary Teacher Preparation (12 hours):
c. Analysis (3 hours): One of the following:
d. Algebra (3 hours): One of the following:
e. Elective (9 hours):
Three additional upperlevel mathematics courses numbered 3350 or higher. Recommended courses are: f. At least one of the following must be taken in satisfying other requirements:
Other Course Requirements:
a. Three laboratory science courses intended for science majors are required, as follows:
Two courses from the following list:
Additional Requirements:
Equivalent honors courses can also be used to satisfy this requirement. Students seeking certification in both math and physics are required to take: b. Foreign Language Requirement:
Students may complete either of two options to satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement: Option I:
Proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to 1020 is required. Students are encouraged to choose Spanish for the foreign language requirement. Option II:
Complete 6 hours of technical writing courses from the following: c. 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 1020 or CSCE 1030 course requirement. Required courses: GPA:
Students must achieve a grade point average of at least 2.0 in all mathematics courses above 3350. Minor Requirements:
A minor in mathematics and science secondary teaching, administered by Teach North Texas , is required. 
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