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


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 90 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

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

Teacher Certification Skills

  1. 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.
  2. Identify, select, and implement entry-level instructional plans when serving as an instructor in the school setting.
  3. Successfully manage organizational and student behavior when teaching in the school setting.
  4. Efficiently and accurately assess student progress and use data to develop and modify instruction for K-12 students.
  5. Work effectively and collaboratively with students and families from diverse backgrounds.


All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.

Admission Requirements

To apply to the Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's program in Mathematics Teaching, 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 72 but no more than 90 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:

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

Accelerated Graduate Program Policy Guidelines

Students may apply to the accelerated graduate degree program once they have attained advanced junior standing with at least 72 undergraduate semester credit hours (SCH). Upon admission to an accelerated program, students with senior standing (90 earned SCH) may enroll in graduate courses for credit. Approved courses will apply to both an undergraduate and a graduate degree.


  • Undergraduate students may enroll in no more than 6 SCH of graduate coursework in each semester or term.
  • Minimal criteria for admission will include a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. The program may set higher GPA requirements as outlined on their TWU graduate program website at the time of graduate application.
  • 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.

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): 121

Major: 42 SCH  Required Minor: 26 SCH

Program Code: ;   CIP Code: 27.0101.00

Courses Required for Major

Required Mathematics Courses
MATH 1713Elementary Statistics II3
MATH 2014Calculus I4
MATH 2024Calculus II4
MATH 3104Calculus III4
MATH 3013Discrete Mathematics3
or MATH 3083 Elementary Number Theory
MATH 3053Abstract Algebra3
MATH 4003Mathematical Concepts in the Educational Setting3
MATH 4013Probability and Statistics3
Graduate Coursework
MATH 5203Problem Solving in the Math Classroom3
MATH 5303Algebra in the Mathematics Classroom3
or MATH 4303 Algebra in the Mathematics Classroom
MATH 5313Geometry in the Mathematics Classroom3
or MATH 4313 Geometry in the Mathematics Classroom
MATH 5323Euclidean Geometry3
MATH 5513Matrix Algebra3
Total SCHs42

Departmental Requirements 

CSCI 3002Advanced Computing Technology2
CSCI 3013Applied Computational Thinking3
Total SCHs10

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 3482EDUC 4113/EDUC 4243, and EDUC 4946. Information is available from the Office of Educator Preparation Services.

Pedagogical and Professional Responsibility
EDUC 2003Schools and Society3
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration2
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management3
EDUC 4946Clinical Student Teaching6
Related Studies in Education
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum3
EDSP 3203Learners with Exceptionalities3
Total SCHs26


  1. 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.
  2. EDUC 4113 and EDUC 4243 must be taken during the same semester.

Recommended Plan of Study

First Year
MATH 1313Trigonometry MATH 13163
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 13423
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
POLS 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
 SCHs 16
MATH 1713Elementary Statistics II 3
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
POLS 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Life/ Physical Sciences Core3
 SCHs 15
Second Year
MATH 2014Calculus I MATH 24134
MATH 2053Women and Minorities in Engineering, Mathematics, and Science 3
CSCI 3002Advanced Computing Technology 2
Creative Arts Core3
Life/Physical Science Core3
 SCHs 17
MATH 2024Calculus II MATH 24144
CSCI 3013Applied Computational Thinking 3
EDSP 3203Learners with Exceptionalities 3
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum 3
Language, Philosophy, & Culture Core3
 SCHs 16
Third Year
MATH 3083Elementary Number Theory 3
MATH 3104Calculus III 4
MATH 4303Algebra in the Mathematics Classroom 3
EDUC 2003Schools and Society EDUC 13013
 SCHs 16
MATH 4003Mathematical Concepts in the Educational Setting 3
MATH 5323Euclidean Geometry 3
MATH 5203Problem Solving in the Math Classroom 3
MATH 5513Matrix Algebra 3
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development 3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration 2
 SCHs 17
Fourth Year
MATH 3053Abstract Algebra 3
MATH 4013Probability and Statistics 3
MATH 5313Geometry in the Mathematics Classroom 3
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment 3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management 3
Social/Behvioral Science Core3
 SCHs 18
EDUC 4946Clinical Student Teaching 6
 SCHs 6
 Total SCHs:  121