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    Jul 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, BSMTH (teacher certification)

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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 36 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 electives, 6 hours

Two additional upper-level 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 either the analysis or algebra requirements:

Other course requirements

Mathematics education

Laboratory science

Three laboratory science courses are required, as follows (equivalent honors courses may also be used):

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 calculus-based 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:

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.

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 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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