# Accelerated B.S. in Mathematics (7-12 Mathematics Certification) / M.S. in Mathematics

Website: https://twu.edu/mathematics/accelerated-bachelor-to-masters-in-mathematics/

This program will provide strong, qualified undergraduate students a path to accelerate their time to the MS degree. The program allows undergraduate students to begin taking graduate level courses when they have completed 72 credit hours toward their baccalaureate degree, but no undergraduate course may count toward the accelerated Master's degree. This accelerated program is also a financial and time saving degree plan.

## Marketable Skills

Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."

### Degree Skills

- Apply mathematical theories and techniques to the solution of practical problems in business, engineering, the sciences, or other fields.
- Prepare and deliver lectures to students, prepare and evaluate assignments on mathematics topics taught in public schools.
- Determine appropriate methods for data analysis.
- Perform computations and apply methods of numerical analysis to data.
- Demonstrate personal accountability and work habits, integrity, and ethical behavior.
- Assemble sets of assumptions and explore the consequences of each set.
- Proficient in the software tools to achieve the skills listed, such as Matlab, SAS, Geogebra, and Desmos.

### Teacher Certification Skills

- Appropriately explain the impact of effective planning and communication (within the chosen area of concentration) to relevant internal and external stakeholders in an education or community setting.
- Identify, select, and implement entry-level instructional plans when serving as an instructor in the school setting.
- Successfully manage organizational and student behavior when teaching in the school setting.
- Efficiently and accurately assess student progress and use data to develop and modify instruction for K-12 students.
- Work effectively and collaboratively with students and families from diverse backgrounds.

## Admissions

All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.

### Admission Requirements

To apply to the Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's program in Mathematics, students must:

- Be currently enrolled as a TWU Mathematics major.
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
- Have successfully completed a minimum of 60 hours of coursework toward the bachelor's degree.
- Have a minimum of 12 hours remaining in mathematics courses toward the major.

### How to Apply to the Accelerated Program

To apply, students must:

- Receive approval from the Division Head.
- Once admitted to the Accelerated Program students must apply to the graduate M.S. in Mathematics program. Students cannot enroll in graduate-level coursework until accepted by the Graduate School.

### Accelerated Undergraduate-Graduate Program Policy Guidelines

Students may apply to an approved accelerated degree program once they have completed at least 60 undergraduate semester credit hours. Upon admission to an accelerated program, students may enroll in graduate courses for credit once they have attained at least 72 undergraduate semester credit hours. Approved courses will apply to both an undergraduate and a graduate degree.

#### Conditions

- Up to 12 SCH of designated graduate courses may apply to both the Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree program comprised of 45 or fewer SCH; and up to 15 graduate SCH may apply toward both an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree program comprised of more than 45 SCH (Master’s, Specialist or Doctoral degree.)
- Undergraduate students may enroll in no more than 6 SCH of graduate coursework in each semester or term.
- No undergraduate-level course may count toward a graduate degree.
- Minimal criteria for admission will include a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. Academic components may set higher requirements for their program.
- Once admitted to an accelerated program, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the remainder of their baccalaureate degree, or their admission to the accelerated graduate program may be revoked. Academic components may set additional requirements for their programs.
- Prior to applying to an accelerated degree program, students must have completed a minimum of 15 semester credit hours at Texas Woman's University.

### Graduate Application Process

All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admission to the TWU Graduate School section of the catalog.

This academic program may have additional graduate admission criteria that must also be completed as outlined on the graduate program's website.

## Degree Requirements

**Total Semester Credit Hours (SCH):** 120

**Major:** 45 SCH **Required Minor: **26 SCH

**Program Code:** ; **CIP Code:** 27.0101.00

### Courses Required for Major

Code | Title | SCHs |
---|---|---|

Required Mathematics Courses | ||

MATH 2014 | Calculus I | 4 |

MATH 1703 | Elementary Statistics I | 3 |

MATH 4303 | Algebra in the Mathematics Classroom | 3 |

MATH 4203 | Problem Solving in the Secondary STEM Classroom | 3 |

MATH 1713 | Elementary Statistics II | 3 |

MATH 2024 | Calculus II | 4 |

MATH 3104 | Calculus III | 4 |

MATH 3013 | Discrete Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 3053 | Abstract Algebra | 3 |

MATH 4003 | Mathematical Concepts in the Educational Setting | 3 |

Graduate Coursework | ||

MATH 5323 | Euclidean Geometry | 3 |

or MATH 3003 | A Survey of Geometry | |

MATH 5523 | Introduction to Number Theory | 3 |

or MATH 3083 | Elementary Number Theory | |

MATH 5483 | Theory of Probability and Statistics I | 3 |

or MATH 4013 | Probability and Statistics | |

MATH 5513 | Matrix Algebra | 3 |

or MATH 3073 | Matrix Methods | |

Total SCHs | 45 |

### Departmental Requirements

Code | Title | SCHs |
---|---|---|

CSCI 3013 | Applied Computational Thinking | 3 |

MATH Elective | 3 | |

Total SCHs | 6 |

### Professional Education Studies

Admission to the Educator Preparation Program is required. Students must apply for admission into the Educator Preparation Program prior to enrolling in EDUC 3003/EDUC 3482, EDUC 4113/EDUC 4243, and EDUC 4946. Information is available from the Office of Educator Preparation Services.

Code | Title | SCHs |
---|---|---|

Pedagogical and Professional Responsibility | ||

EDUC 2003 | Schools and Society | 3 |

EDUC 3003 | Learning Theory and Development | 3 |

EDUC 3482 | Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration | 2 |

EDUC 4113 | Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment | 3 |

EDUC 4243 | Classroom Environment and Management | 3 |

EDUC 4946 | Clinical Student Teaching | 6 |

Related Studies in Education | ||

READ 3013 | Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum | 3 |

EDSP 3203 | Learners with Exceptionalities | 3 |

Total SCHs | 26 |

Notes:

- EDUC 2003 may be taken at a community college. Check with the Office of Educator Preparation Services to make sure the course has the equivalent number.
- EDUC 4113 and EDUC 4243 must be taken during the same semester.

## Recommended Plan of Study

First Year | |||
---|---|---|---|

Fall | TCCN | SCHs | |

ENG 1013 | Composition I | ENGL 1301 | 3 |

HIST 1013 | History of the United States, 1492-1865 | HIST 1301 | 3 |

POLS 2013 | U.S. National Government | GOVT 2305 | 3 |

UNIV 1231 | Learning Frameworks: the First-Year Seminar | EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 1300 | 1 |

MATH 2014 | Calculus I | MATH 2413 | 4 |

MATH 1703 | Elementary Statistics I | MATH 1342 | 3 |

SCHs | 17 | ||

Spring | TCCN | ||

MATH 1713 | Elementary Statistics II | 3 | |

ENG 1023 | Composition II | ENGL 1302 | 3 |

HIST 1023 | History of the United States, 1865 to the Present | HIST 1302 | 3 |

POLS 2023 | Texas Government | GOVT 2306 | 3 |

MATH 2024 | Calculus II | MATH 2414 | 4 |

SCHs | 16 | ||

Second Year | |||

Fall | TCCN | ||

Mathematics Core | 3 | ||

Language, Philosophy, & Culture Core | 3 | ||

Life/Physical Science Core | 3 | ||

MATH 3104 | Calculus III | 4 | |

MATH 4303 | Algebra in the Mathematics Classroom | 3 | |

SCHs | 16 | ||

Spring | TCCN | ||

CSCI 3013 | Applied Computational Thinking | 3 | |

EDSP 3203 | Learners with Exceptionalities | 3 | |

READ 3013 | Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum | 3 | |

MATH 3013 | Discrete Mathematics | 3 | |

Life/Physical Science Core | 3 | ||

CAO: Wellness or Mathematics | 3 | ||

SCHs | 18 | ||

Third Year | |||

Fall | TCCN | ||

EDUC 2003 | Schools and Society | EDUC 1301 | 3 |

MATH Elective | 3 | ||

MATH 3053 | Abstract Algebra | 3 | |

Creative Arts Core | 3 | ||

EDUC 3003 | Learning Theory and Development | 3 | |

SCHs | 15 | ||

Spring | TCCN | ||

MATH 4003 | Mathematical Concepts in the Educational Setting | 3 | |

MATH 5513 or 3073 | Matrix Algebra or Matrix Methods | 3 | |

EDUC 3482 | Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration | 2 | |

MATH 4203 | Problem Solving in the Secondary STEM Classroom | 3 | |

CAO: Women's Studies (Recommended Math 2053) | 3 | ||

MATH 5523 or 3083 | Introduction to Number Theory or Elementary Number Theory | 3 | |

SCHs | 17 | ||

Fourth Year | |||

Fall | TCCN | ||

EDUC 4113 | Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment | 3 | |

MATH 5483 or 4013 | Theory of Probability and Statistics I or Probability and Statistics | 3 | |

EDUC 4243 | Classroom Environment and Management | 3 | |

MATH 5323 or 3003 | Euclidean Geometry or A Survey of Geometry | 3 | |

Social/Behavioral Science Core | 3 | ||

SCHs | 15 | ||

Spring | TCCN | ||

EDUC 4946 | Clinical Student Teaching | 6 | |

SCHs | 6 | ||

Total SCHs: | 120 |