Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics (4-8 Mathematics Certification)

Teacher Certification

In addition to the general undergraduate admissions requirements, to obtain acceptance into the undergraduate Educator Preparation Program (and prior to taking EDUC 3003EDUC 3482EDUC 4113EDUC 4243, and Clinical Student Teaching) students must have:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 (includes all courses, whether posted to TWU transcript or used on a degree plan. Excludes developmental and repeated courses);
  • Completed EDUC 2003 with a C or better;
  • Demonstrated basic skills in reading, written communication, and mathematics by meeting the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative;
  • Met the following Testing Requirements:
    • Have achieved the following test scores (none of which may be more than 5 years old):
      • Praxis Core: Math 150, Reading 156, Writing 162; or
      • ACT Scores (TWU Code 4224): Verbal 19 (Verbal is the average of the English, Reading, and Science sections); Math, 19, Composite 23; or
    • SAT Scores (TWU Code 6826): 
      • Prior to March 5, 2016: Verbal 500, Math 500, Composite 1070
      • After March 5, 2016: Math 530, EBRW 480; or
    • TExES Pre-admission Content Test (PACT; option available 1/1/2020).
  • Completed the Digital Literacy Pre-assessment;
  • Successfully completed a pre-admission departmental interview with an interview panel;
  • A minimum of 12 to 15 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for the certification sought;
  • Completed department application for admission to the Educator Preparation Program;
  • Completed a Commitment Contract acknowledging awareness and understanding of the Dispositions Policy and Educators’ Code of Ethics;
  • Submitted a non-refundable Texas Education Agency Fee; and
  • Acknowledged and accepted admission to the Educator Preparation Program.

Please note: 

  • All accepted students must maintain the admission requirements to remain in the TWU Education Preparation Program.
  • Admission requirements are determined by Texas Education Agency policies and are subject to change without notice.
  • Students seeking Bilingual certification must meet minimum proficiency in Spanish.
  • Students seeking Deaf/Hard of Hearing certification must meet minimum proficiency in sign.

Contact the Office of Educator Preparation Services (OEPS) at or (940) 898-2829 with any questions.

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 126
Major: 36 sch    Required Minor: 23 sch

MATH.BA       CIP Code: 27.0101.00

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Courses Required for Major

Required Mathematics Courses
MATH 1533Mathematics Concepts II3
MATH 1543Mathematics Concepts III3
MATH 2014Calculus I4
MATH 3003A Survey of Geometry3
MATH 3063Linear Algebra3
or MATH 3073 Matrix Methods
MATH 4003Mathematical Concepts in the Educational Setting3
MATH 4203Problem Solving in the Mathematics Classroom3
MATH 4303Algebra in the Mathematics Classroom3
MATH 4313Geometry in the Mathematics Classroom3
Choose at least 8 Hours from these MATH electives: 8
Calculus II
Discrete Mathematics
Abstract Algebra
Calculus III
Probability and Statistics
Other Requirements
CSCI 3002Advanced Computing Technology2
CSCI 3013Applied Computational Thinking3
BIOL 1023Environmental Biology (recommended)3
READ 3423Literacy Foundations: 4-83
READ 4413Integrated Language Arts for Grades 4-83
SCI 1114Sustainable Physical Science (recommended)4
SPAN 1013Elementary Spanish3
or EDBE 3453 Teaching English As a Second Language
SPAN 1023Elementary Spanish3
or EDBE 4453 Theories of Second Language Acquisition for ESL and Bilingual Teachers
Minor - Teaching
EDUC 2003Schools and Society3
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration2
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management3
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment3
EDUC 4946Clinical Student Teaching6
Total SCHs83

All students must complete 3 semester credit hours in approved Global Perspective courses (graduation requirement).

First Year
MATH 1313Elementary Analysis II MATH 13163
MATH 1533Mathematics Concepts II MATH 13513
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
 SCHs 16
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 13423
MATH 1543Mathematics Concepts III 3
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Life/Physical Science Core3
 SCHs 18
Second Year
MATH 2014Calculus I MATH 24134
MATH 2053 (GP)Women and Minorities in Engineering, Mathematics, and Science 3
MATH 3003A Survey of Geometry 3
MATH 4303Algebra in the Mathematics Classroom 3
Life/Physical Science Core3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
 SCHs 19
CSCI 3002Advanced Computing Technology 2
BIOL 1023 (recommended)Environmental Biology BIOL 24063
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities 3
SPAN 1013 or EDBE 3453Elementary Spanish SPAN 14113
READ 4413Integrated Language Arts for Grades 4-8 3
 SCHs 14
Third Year
MATH 4313Geometry in the Mathematics Classroom 3
EDUC 2003Schools and Society EDUC 13013
SPAN 1023 or EDBE 4453Elementary Spanish SPAN 14123
Additional Science (SCI 1114 recommended)4
READ 3423Literacy Foundations: 4-8 3
 SCHs 16
MATH 3073 or 3063Matrix Methods 3
MATH 4003Mathematical Concepts in the Educational Setting 3
MATH 4203Problem Solving in the Mathematics Classroom 3
CSCI 3013Applied Computational Thinking 3
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development 3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration 2
 SCHs 17
Fourth Year
MATH Elective4
MATH Elective 4
Creative Arts Core3
Social/Behavioral Science Core3
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment 3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management 3
 SCHs 20
EDUC 4946Clinical Student Teaching 6
 SCHs 6
 Total SCHs:  126

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.