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

Minimum required: 120 semester hours

General Requirement

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

Course Requirements 

Freshman
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
US 11001MATH 24724 
ENG 13103CS 14284 
POSI 23103ENG 13203 
MATH 247114HIST 13103 
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component23PHIL 1305 or 13203 
 14 17
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
MATH 33303MATH 33063Summer I: 
MATH 33153MATH 33773HIST 13203
Life and Physical Sciences Component23-4COMM 13103English Literature23
Electives1,3,44-5Electives3,4,53Summer II: 
 Life and Physical Sciences Component24POSI 23203
 13 16 9
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
MATH 33803MATH 43073 
MATH 43113MATH 43043 
CI 43323CI 33253 
MATH Advanced Elective3MATH Advanced Elective3 
Select one of the following:3English Literature63 
   
   
   
   
 15 15
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
CI 43703EDST 46816 
CI 43433  
RDG 33233  
Electives1,3,46  
 15 6
Total Hours: 120
1
Even though MATH 2471 is the first required mathematics course, some students will need to take courses numbered below 2471. Credit examinations in MATH 1315, MATH 2417 and MATH 2471 are available. Electives should be chosen in consultation with the academic advisor.
2

See the Academic Services section of this catalog for general education core curriculum requirements. 

3

A minimum of 9 writing intensive hours and a total of 36 advanced hours are required to graduate. An advanced course is one that is numbered above 3000 and below 5000. 

4
If two years of the same modern 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.
5

A minor in Secondary Education and admission into the Teacher Preparation Program is required. Visit the Office of Educator Preparation (OEP) website for more information, http://www.education.txstate.edu/oep/

6

May be sophomore level English Literature or ENG 3303 Technical Writing.

MATH Advanced Electives

At least 38 hours are required in mathematics and must include:

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