# Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Mathematics (Teacher Certification in Mathematics, Grades 7-12)

## Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

## Admission Requirement

- All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office of Educator Preparation.

## General Requirements

- The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.
- A minor in Secondary Education is required.
- In addition to the major, minor and general education core curriculum requirements, students must also complete 21 hours of professional sequence courses under the College of Education. All coursework must be completed prior to EDST 4681.
- To satisfy graduation requirements for teacher certification, students must have at least a 2.75 Overall GPA. A GPA of at least 2.75 in all assigned courses in the professional sequence with no grade below a “C”.
- Majors must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
- Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
- If two years of the same foreign language were taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree. In the absence of such high school language, two semesters of the same modern language must be taken at the college level.

## Course Requirements

Freshman | |||||
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First Semester | Hours | Second Semester | Hours | ||

US 1100 | 1 | MATH 2472 | 4 | ||

ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010) | 3 | CS 1428 | 4 | ||

POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070) | 3 | ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010) | 3 | ||

MATH 2471 (Mathematics Component Code 020)^{1} | 4 | HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060) | 3 | ||

Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080 | 3 | PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040) | 3 | ||

14 | 17 | ||||

Sophomore | |||||

First Semester | Hours | Second Semester | Hours | Summer | Hours |

MATH 3330 | 3 | MATH 3306 | 3 | Summer I: | |

MATH 3315 | 3 | MATH 3377 | 3 | HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060) | 3 |

Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030 | 3-4 | COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091) | 3 | ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094) | 3 |

Electives | 4-5 | Electives | 3 | Summer II: | |

Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030 | 4 | POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070) | 3 | ||

13 | 16 | 9 | |||

Junior | |||||

First Semester | Hours | Second Semester | Hours | ||

MATH 3380 | 3 | MATH 4307 | 3 | ||

MATH 4311 | 3 | MATH 4304 | 3 | ||

CI 4332 | 3 | CI 3325 | 3 | ||

MATH Advanced Elective | 3 | MATH Advanced Elective | 3 | ||

ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050) | 3 | ENG 3303 (or ENG Literature) | 3 | ||

15 | 15 | ||||

Senior | |||||

First Semester | Hours | Second Semester | Hours | ||

CI 4370 | 3 | EDST 4681 | 6 | ||

CI 4343 | 3 | ||||

RDG 3323 | 3 | ||||

Electives | 6 | ||||

15 | 6 | ||||

Total Hours: 120 |

^{1} |

### MATH Advanced Electives

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

MATH 2471 | Calculus I | 4 |

MATH 2472 | Calculus II | 4 |

MATH 3305 | Introduction to Probability and Statistics | 3 |

MATH 3315 | Modern Geometry | 3 |

MATH 3330 | Introduction to Advanced Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 3377 | Linear Algebra | 3 |

MATH 3380 | Analysis I | 3 |

MATH 4304 | Capstone Mathematics for Secondary Teachers (of Mathematics) | 3 |

MATH 4307 | Modern Algebra | 3 |

MATH 4311 | Introduction to the History of Mathematics | 3 |

Select six hours from the following: | 6 | |

Differential Equations | ||

Number Systems | ||

Calculus III | ||

Probability and Statistics | ||

Analysis II | ||

General Topology | ||

Total Hours | 38 |