Program type:

Teaching Certification

On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semesters
Credit Hours:

A bachelor's degree plus this teacher certification adds up to a rewarding career in education.
Earn your Math Teacher Certification at one of the state's top producers of education professionals.

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Why Earn a Math Teacher (4-8) Certification?

The Mathematics 4-8 (115) exam is designed to assess the knowledge and preparedness needed for educators who are beginning an entry-level assignment in Texas public schools. Specifically, this exam covers math skills for students in fourth through eighth grade.

Math Teacher (4-8) Certification Highlights

UNT's College of Education is regionally and nationally recognized for excellence in preparing teachers, administrators, counselors, kinesiology and health promotion specialists, play therapists and other educators.
UNT is one of Texas’ top producers of students taking the state teaching certification exam.
Education degrees are ranked 30th for salaries by
Our Professional Development School model places students in 200 schools within 30 school districts in North Texas for a full year of mentorship from a certified teacher.
The Department of Teacher Education and Administration graduates 900 certified elementary, middle school and secondary teachers each and the program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
The University of North Texas has been an innovator in preparing educators since being established in 1890 as a teacher’s college.

Math Teacher (4-8) Certification Courses You Could Take

Maintaining Classroom Discipline (3 hrs)
Models and procedures for classroom management and discipline, as well as techniques for motivating and instructing diverse student populations. Human relations strategies are discussed in great detail and methods for increasing parental involvement are also addressed.
Instructional Methodologies in Mathematics and Science (3 hrs)
Survey of subject-specific instructional methods and activities in mathematics and science, along with connections to fine arts. Includes subject-specific assessments, subject-specific technology applications and the application of content area reading methods.
Literacy for All (3 hrs)
Provides a brief overview of relevant theory with emphasis on practical applications. Designed to help prospective and practicing middle and secondary school teachers in all content areas increase and enhance students’ learning, especially from printed materials.
Student Teaching in Grade 4 through Grade 8 (3 hrs)
Certification program requires 6 hours total, to be taken simultaneously. Teaching under supervision. Courses are designed for UNT teacher certification candidates in the post-baccalaureate program. Supervision by university faculty and support from a school-based mentor teacher.
Internship I (3 hrs)
Supervised teaching experience in the public schools as teacher of record. Required for initial teacher certification for those already holding a baccalaureate degree. Interns are guided by a school district mentor who assists them with classroom management strategies, student problems and concerns, and general guidance.
Everyone Can Learn: Applying Theory to Teaching Practice (3 hrs)
Processes of learning and development related to teaching in diverse EC-12 school settings. Cognitive, social, physical and moral development research is presented, and practical examples applied to teaching practice are demonstrated.

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