What is a degree in Mathematics?
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.
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Description of the Field
Students will receive a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Mathematics degree from the Division of Liberal Arts & Life Sciences with or without Secondary Teacher Certification. Students are required to complete about 120 credit hours for each degree program. Additionally, for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with teacher certification, students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program, by fulfilling GPA requirements and passing the THEA test (unless they qualify for exemptions). There is an Early Field Experience and a Student Teaching experience requirement before graduation. Finally, in order to teach in the state of Texas, students must pass state certification exams, which they will be eligible to take after being admitted to the Teacher Education Program and consulting with their advisor to ensure they are adequately prepared before registering.
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