Accelerated B.A. in Mathematics (4-8 Mathematics Certification) / M.S. 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

  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 Desmos.

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.


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:

  1. Receive approval from the Division Head.
  2. 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.


  • 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: 39 SCH  Required Minor: 26 SCH

Program Code: ;   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
POLS 2013U.S. National Government3
POLS 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 2014Calculus I4
MATH 4303Secondary Mathematics in the Classroom3
MATH 4203Problem Solving in the Secondary STEM Classroom3
MATH 2024Calculus II4
MATH 3104Calculus III4
MATH 4003Mathematical Concepts in the Educational Setting3
MATH 1523Mathematics Concepts I3
MATH 1533Mathematics Concepts II3
Graduate Coursework
MATH 5323Euclidean Geometry3
MATH 5523Introduction to Number Theory3
MATH 5483Theory of Probability and Statistics I3
MATH 5513Matrix Algebra3
Total SCHs39

Departmental Requirements 

CSCI 3013Applied Computational Thinking3
SPAN 1013Elementary Spanish I3
SPAN 1023Elementary Spanish II3
Total SCHs9

Recommended Plan of Study

First Year
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: First-Year Seminar EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
MATH 2014Calculus I MATH 24134
MATH 1523Mathematics Concepts I MATH 13503
 SCHs 17
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
POLS 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
MATH 2024Calculus II MATH 24144
MATH 1533Mathematics Concepts II MATH 13513
 SCHs 16
Second Year
SPAN 1013Elementary Spanish I SPAN 14113
Life/Physical Science Core3
MATH 3104Calculus III 4
MATH 4303Secondary Mathematics in the Classroom 3
Language, Philosophy, & Culture Core3
Mathematics Core3
 SCHs 19
EDSP 3203Learners with Exceptionalities 3
SPAN 1023Elementary Spanish II SPAN 14123
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum 3
CAO: Women's Studies (Recommended Math 2053)3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics (Recommended - MATH 1703)3
 SCHs 15
Third Year
EDUC 2003Schools and Society EDUC 13013
CSCI 3013Applied Computational Thinking 3
Creative Arts Core3
READ 3423Literacy Foundations: 4-8 3
Life & Physical Sciences Core3
 SCHs 15
MATH 4003Mathematical Concepts in the Educational Setting 3
MATH 5513Matrix Algebra 3
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development 3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration 2
MATH 5523Introduction to Number Theory 3
MATH 4203Problem Solving in the Secondary STEM Classroom 3
 SCHs 17
Fourth Year
MATH 5483Theory of Probability and Statistics I 3
MATH 5323Euclidean Geometry 3
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment 3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management 3
Social/Behavioral Science Core3
 SCHs 15
EDUC 4946Clinical Student Teaching 6
 SCHs 6
 Total SCHs:  120