Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (7-12 Mathematics Certification)

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

The B.S. in Mathematics 7-12 Mathematics Certification program prepares educators to expand their understanding of mathematics through the study of a wide variety of mathematics and receive pedagogical preparation within a mathematical context.  The need for quality 7-12 mathematics teachers in our schools is great and abundant career opportunities exist for qualified individuals.  At TWU, small class sizes provide quality learning environments and active engagement with an outstanding and dedicated university faculty.

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

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.

Admissions

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 higher;
  • Demonstrated basic skills in reading, written communication, and mathematics by meeting the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative;
  • 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 Professional 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 copeadvising@twu.edu or 940-898-2829 with any questions.

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours (SCH): 120 

Major: 42 SCH  Required Minor: 26 SCH

Program Code: MAT.BS.7-12EDUC  CIP Code: 27.0101.00

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
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 1713Elementary Statistics II3
MATH 2014Calculus I4
MATH 2024Calculus II4
MATH 3003A Survey of Geometry3
MATH 3104Calculus III4
MATH 3013Discrete Mathematics3
or MATH 3083 Elementary Number Theory
MATH 3053Abstract Algebra3
MATH 3063Linear Algebra3
or MATH 3073 Matrix Methods
MATH 4003Mathematical Concepts in the Educational Setting3
MATH 4013Probability and Statistics3
MATH 4203Problem Solving in the Mathematics Classroom3
MATH 4303Algebra in the Mathematics Classroom3
MATH 4313Geometry in the Mathematics Classroom3
Total SCHs42

Departmental Requirements 

CSCI 3002Advanced Computing Technology2
CSCI 3013Applied Computational Thinking3
Electives5
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

Notes:

  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
FallTCCNSCHs
MATH 1313Elementary Analysis II 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
SpringTCCN
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 Science Core3
 SCHs 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
MATH 2014Calculus I MATH 24134
MATH 3003A Survey of Geometry 3
MATH 4303Algebra in the Mathematics Classroom 3
CSCI 3002Advanced Computing Technology 2
Life/Physical Science Core3
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
MATH 2024Calculus II MATH 24144
CSCI 3013Applied Computational Thinking 3
EDSP 3203Learners with Exceptionalities 3
Language, Philosophy, & Culture Core3
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum 3
 SCHs 16
Third Year
FallTCCN
MATH 3083Elementary Number Theory 3
MATH 3104Calculus III 4
MATH 4313Geometry in the Mathematics Classroom 3
EDUC 2003Schools and Society EDUC 13013
Elective4
 SCHs 17
SpringTCCN
MATH 2053Women and Minorities in Engineering, Mathematics, and Science 3
MATH 3073Matrix Methods 3
MATH 4003Mathematical Concepts in the Educational Setting 3
MATH 4203Problem Solving in the Mathematics Classroom 3
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development 3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration 2
 SCHs 17
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
MATH 3053Abstract Algebra 3
MATH 4013Probability and Statistics 3
Creative Arts Core3
Social/Behavioral Science Core3
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment 3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management 3
 SCHs 18
SpringTCCN
EDUC 4946Clinical Student Teaching 6
 SCHs 6
 Total SCHs:  120