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

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

Admission Requirement

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

General Requirements

  1. 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.
  2. A minor in Secondary Education is required.
  3. 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.
  4. To satisfy graduation requirements for teacher certification, students must have at least a 2.75 Overall GPA, a major GPA of at least 2.50 with no grades less than a “C” in all major courses, a GPA of at least 2.50 in all assigned courses in the professional sequence with no grades less than a “C”, and a Secondary Education minor GPA of at least 2.50 with no grades less than a “C” in all minor courses. 
  5. Majors must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  6. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  7. 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.
  8. All students seeking teacher certification must apply for and be admitted to the Educator Preparation Program in order to enroll in education coursework and student teaching in the Junior and Senior years.  Refer to the requirements for Admittance to the Educator Preparation Program through the Office of Educator Preparation.
  9. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires multiple background checks for progression through the Educator Preparation Program. Based on information recorded in your criminal history, you may be ineligible for issuance of a teaching certificate upon completion of the Educator Preparation Program. If you have a criminal history, you may obtain a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation from TEA. For more information, go to:  https://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Investigations/Preliminary_Criminal_History_Evaluation-FAQs/.​

Course Requirements 

Freshman
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
US 11001MATH 24724 
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3CS 14284 
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3 
MATH 2471 (Mathematics Component Code 020)14HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3 
Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3 
 14 17 
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
MATH 33303MATH 33063Summer I: 
MATH 33153MATH 33773HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303-4COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
Electives4-5Electives3Summer II: 
 Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0304POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
 13 16 9
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
MATH 33803MATH 43073 
MATH 43113MATH 43043 
CI 43323CI 33253 
MATH Advanced Elective3MATH Advanced Elective3 
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3ENG 3303 (or ENG Literature)3 
 15 15 
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
CI 43703EDST 46816 
CI 43433  
RDG 33233  
Electives6  
 15 6 
Total Hours: 120

MATH Advanced Electives

MATH 2471Calculus I4
MATH 2472Calculus II4
MATH 3305Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
MATH 3315Modern Geometry3
MATH 3330Introduction to Advanced Mathematics3
MATH 3377Linear Algebra3
MATH 3380Analysis I3
MATH 4304Capstone Mathematics for Secondary Teachers (of Mathematics)3
MATH 4307Modern Algebra3
MATH 4311Introduction to the History of Mathematics3
Select six hours from the following:6
Differential Equations
Number Systems
Calculus III
Probability and Statistics
Analysis II
General Topology
Total Hours38