Dec 05, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, BA with Secondary Teacher Certification

Mathematics is the study of the measurement, properties, and relationships of quantities and sets, using numbers and symbols. It is a body of related courses concerned with knowledge of measurement, properties, and relations quantities, which can include theoretical or applied studies of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, and calculus. This version of the degree also prepares a student to teach mathematics at the high school level.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Richard Chandler, Phone: 972-338-1588, Email:


Building Blocks for the Degree

  1. Texas Core Curriculum: All students are required to complete 42 hours of the Texas Core Curriculum to earn a degree.
  2. Major Requirements: The mathematics major requires 39 hours of required math courses. Student must earn a grade of C or better in designated courses (above Math 3350).
  3. Computer Science and Spanish: Students are required to complete 9 hours of courses to enhance the understanding of the major requirements.
  4. Secondary Teacher Certification: 24 hours including student teaching in the final semester. Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program prior to enrolling in 7-12 Certification courses listed below. At application, students should have at least 60 credit hours (junior standing) and at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA. Students must have at least a 2.75 GPA in the 7-12 certification courses with at least a grade of C in all certification courses.
  5. Math Electives: Students are required to complete 6 hours of Math electives (must be 3XXX or above).


Core Curriculum Recommendations

UNTD adheres to the Texas Core Curriculum established inn Texas Education Code Chapter 61, Subchapter S.  Courses designated on the transcript as a Core Foundation Area will be applied to the Texas Core Curriculum.  As a new Freshman students starting at UNTD (or transfer student looking ahead to attend UNTD), taking the recommended UNTD courses (or equivalent) can reduce hours to degree and/or provide more opportunities for elective courses.


Texas Core Curriculum, 42 hours

Major Requirements, 39 hours


Computer Science and Spanish, 9 hours


7-12 Certification, 24 hours


Math Electives, 6 hours

  • Select any 6 semester credit hours from 3000- or 4000-level Mathematics courses.


Additional UNTD Degree Requirements

  • All students must meet the General University Requirements as well as the major requirements.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Math major GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Grade of C or better in Math courses above 3350
  • Certification GPA 2.75 or higher with a C or better in all Certification Courses



  • * Must have a grade of C or better in designated courses above.
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