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

Website: https://twu.edu/mathematics/undergraduate-programs/

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.
- Develop mathematical or statistical models of phenomena to be used for analysis or for computational simulation.
- 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 and R, SAS, SPSS, and modeling software.

### 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

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: **29 SCH

**Program Code:** MATH.BS.4-8EDUC **CIP Code:** 27.0101.00

### Texas Core Curriculum

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

ENG 1013 | Composition I | 3 |

ENG 1023 | Composition II | 3 |

Mathematics | 3 | |

Life & Physical Sciences | 6 | |

Language, Philosophy, & Culture | 3 | |

Creative Arts | 3 | |

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

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

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

POLS 2023 | Texas Government | 3 |

Social & Behavioral Sciences | 3 | |

CAO: Women's Studies | 3 | |

CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics | 3 | |

Total SCHs | 42 |

### Courses Required for Major

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

Required Mathematics Courses | ||

MATH 1523 | Mathematics Concepts I | 3 |

MATH 1533 | Mathematics Concepts II | 3 |

MATH 2014 | Calculus I | 4 |

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 |

MATH 5513 | Matrix Algebra | 3 |

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

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

MATH 4303 | Secondary Mathematics in the Classroom | 3 |

MATH 5523 | Introduction to Number Theory | 3 |

MATH 5323 | Euclidean Geometry | 3 |

Total SCHs | 45 |

### Departmental Requirements

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

CSCI 3013 | Applied Computational Thinking | 3 |

Total SCHs | 3 |

## Recommended Plan of Study

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

Fall | TCCN | SCHs | |

MATH 1523 | Mathematics Concepts I | MATH 1350 | 3 |

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: First-Year Seminar | EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 1300 | 1 |

MATH 2014 | Calculus I | MATH 2413 | 4 |

SCHs | 17 | ||

Spring | TCCN | ||

MATH 1533 | Mathematics Concepts II | MATH 1351 | 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 | ||

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

Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core | 3 | ||

EDSP 3203 | Learners with Exceptionalities | 3 | |

MATH 3104 | Calculus III | 4 | |

Life/Physical Science Core | 3 | ||

SCHs | 16 | ||

Spring | TCCN | ||

MATH 3013 | Discrete Mathematics | 3 | |

READ 3423 | Literacy Foundations: 4-8 | 3 | |

Life/Physical Science Core | 3 | ||

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

Social/Behavioral Science Core | 3 | ||

SCHs | 15 | ||

Third Year | |||

Fall | TCCN | ||

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

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

Creative Arts Core | 3 | ||

MATH 3053 | Abstract Algebra | 3 | |

Mathematics Core | 3 | ||

CSCI 3013 | Applied Computational Thinking | 3 | |

SCHs | 18 | ||

Spring | TCCN | ||

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

MATH 5513 | Matrix Algebra | 3 | |

EDUC 3003 | Learning Theory and Development | 3 | |

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

MATH 5523 | Introduction to Number Theory | 3 | |

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

SCHs | 17 | ||

Fourth Year | |||

Fall | TCCN | ||

MATH 5323 | Euclidean Geometry | 3 | |

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

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

EDUC 4243 | Classroom Environment and Management | 3 | |

CAO: Wellness or Mathematics | 3 | ||

SCHs | 15 | ||

Spring | TCCN | ||

EDUC 4946 | Clinical Student Teaching | 6 | |

SCHs | 6 | ||

Total SCHs: | 120 |