The aim of the Department of Mathematics is to develop in our students critical thinking and problem solving skills through mathematical reasoning.  We offer two degree programs to prepare our majors for success in graduate school, for mathematical careers in business and industry, and to be effective secondary teachers.  Features of the student-focused department include small upper-level course sizes, access to professors, an active Delta Psi Theta math club, undergraduate research and conference attendance opportunities, Kappa Mu Epsilon honor society, and a student-led tutoring center.

Mathematics with Teaching Certification 7-12
Students pursuing teacher certification in mathematics must meet all guidelines for the Educator Preparation Program and the state of Texas (see catalog for College of Education) including assessment, field hours, and grade point requirements.
The following is the recommended sequence for educator preparation courses. Failure to take EDUC 3315 in the sophomore year may result in a delay of student teaching.

Sophomore Spring Semester
EDUC 3315 Students and Learning 3

Junior Year (either semester)
EDUC 4324 Classroom Management 3
EDUC 4328 Curriculum Design I 3
READ 4326 Disciplinary Literacy 3

Senior Fall Semester
EDUC 4385 Educational Internship 3

Senior Spring Semester
EDUC 4250 Student Teaching Seminar 2
EDUC 4501 Student Teaching I 5
EDUC 4502 Student Teaching II 5