Feb 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate 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: Richard.Chandler@untdallas.edu

Click here for the Recommended Course Sequence degree plan.



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 42 hours of required math courses. Student must earn a grade of C or better in all courses.
  3. Math Electives: Students are required to complete 6 hours of Math electives (must be 3XXX or above).
  4. Computer Science, Science, and Spanish: Students are required to complete 13 hours of courses to enhance the understanding of the major requirements.
  5. 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.


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, 42 hours


Math Electives, 6 hours

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


Computer Science, 3 hours


Science, 4 hours

  • Select any 4 semester credit hours of Science lecture and lab courses.


Foreign Language, 6 hours

  • Select any 6 semester credit hours of Foreign Language courses.


7-12 Certification, 24 hours


Additional UNTD Degree Requirements

  • All students must meet the   as well as the major requirements.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Math major GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • Certification GPA 2.75 or higher with a C or better in all Certification Courses



  • Must have a grade of C or better in all courses above.
  • 1Formerly MATH 2424/1710  
  • 2Formerly MATH 2425/1720
  • 3Formerly MATH 2426/2730 


Total hours to complete degree: 120 semester credit hours