Feb 24, 2024
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.
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 36 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 Science requirements.
Communication (English Composition and Rhetoric) core requirement
For satisfying the Communication (English Composition and Rhetoric) core requirements the department suggests:
40 hours of mathematics courses, which must include:
Mathematics core, 19 hours
Secondary teacher preparation, 15 hours
Analysis, 3 hours
One of the following:
Algebra, 3 hours
One of the following:
At least one of the following must be taken in satisfying either the analysis or algebra requirements:
Other course requirements
Three laboratory science courses are required, as follows:
Group I. A physical science course with lab intended for science and engineering majors
Group II. An additional life or physical science course with lab intended for science and engineering majors
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.
Students seeking certification in both math and physics are required to take all of the following:
Students may complete either of two options to satisfy the foreign language requirement:
Proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to 1020 is required. Students intending to pursue a graduate degree in mathematics are encouraged to study French, German or Russian. Students may take SPAN 1030 in place of SPAN 1010 and SPAN 1020.
Complete 6 hours of technical writing courses from the following:
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:
A minor in mathematics and science secondary teaching, administered by Teach North Texas, is required.
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.