Program type:

Teaching Certification

On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4 years
Credit Hours:

Explore complex math topics and build your quantitative reasoning and analytic thinking skills as you prepare to teach the next generation of problem solvers.
If you like working with numbers, solving puzzles, and searching for patterns, a degree in math from UNT can help you find solutions to crucial problems throughout the world. A bachelor's degree with a major in mathematics provides you the skills needed to work on important, challenging, real-world problems in business, industry, medicine, government, and scientific research. This program will also prepare you to educate students at the secondary level with educational theory and classroom experience.

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Why Earn a Mathematics Degree with Teacher Certification?

The world is becoming increasingly quantitative. Mathematics plays a crucial role in deciding policies that affect our lives, policies ranging from health and the environment to multi-million-dollar investments. Organizations are depending more and more on quantitative reasoning and complex mathematical models to solve their problems.

UNT's mathematics programs will give you the skills you need to work on important, challenging real-world problems in a broad range of highly paid positions in business, industry, government, and education. Because math skills have a wide variety of applications, students are required to select a minor, complete the actuarial science certificate, or complete a second major.

With an undergraduate mathematics degree, you can:

  • develop new models for evaluating stock options and pricing derivatives,
  • create state-of-the-art techniques for predicting atmospheric reactions and transport of chemical pollution,
  • improve algorithms for computer-aided aircraft design,
  • design procedures for DNA and protein sequencing,
  • develop image and voice recognition systems,
  • help prepare the next generation for the analytically demanding world by teaching mathematics.

Faculty members conduct research in a variety of areas in pure and applied mathematics, including:

  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Machine Learning
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Optimization
  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Conformal, Holomorphic, and Meromorphic Dynamical systems
  • Conformal Iterated Functions Systems
  • Ergodic Theory and Topological Dynamics
  • Open Dynamical Systems
  • Random Dynamical Systems
  • Thermodynamic Formalism
  • Automorphic Forms
  • Classical Modular Forms
  • Representational Theoretic Methods


Marketable Skills
  • Analytical and logical thinking
  • Computer proficiency in Matlab, R, or C++
  • Application of appropriate statistical methods
  • Data collection, analysis and interpretation
  • Oral and written communication
  • Scientific communication and presentation skills
  • Teaching and learning strategies


Mathematics Degree with Teacher Certification Highlights

The math department funds several scholarships to help you pursue your education. Positions also are available as tutors and graders.
Upper-level math majors frequently work with faculty members on research grants, gaining valuable research experience in preparation for graduate school.
Students also have access to our mathematics library, which contains more than 500 mathematics journal subscriptions, most of which are available electronically.
Students can join Talon Teach, an organization that offers future teachers a place to network, discuss ideas, and create lasting relationships with each other and the University.
After graduation, Teach North Texas offers professional support and development, networking opportunities, and access to top-of-the-line teaching materials.
Many of our faculty members are internationally recognized experts in their fields and have worked as consultants for private companies and government agencies.

Career Outlook

A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of North Texas can lead to working on important, challenging, real-world problems in business, industry, medicine, government, education and scientific research.

With a bachelor’s degree you can:

  • Create state-of-the-art techniques for predicting atmospheric reactions and transport of chemical pollution
  • Design procedures for DNA and protein sequencing
  • Develop new models for evaluating stock options and pricing derivatives
  • Improve algorithms for computer-aided aircraft design

Our math alumni work for Microsoft, NASA, PricewaterhouseCoopers and school districts across the United States.

Once you complete the program, you will qualify to test for secondary teaching certification and teach in public or private schools.

Mathematics Degree with Teacher Certification Courses You Could Take

Number Theory (3 hrs)
Factorizations, congruences, quadratic reciprocity, finite fields, quadratic forms, diophantine equations.
Vector Calculus (3 hrs)
Theory of vector-valued functions on Euclidean space. Derivative as best linear-transformation approximation to a function. Divergence, gradient, curl. Vector fields, path and surface integrals. Constrained extrema and Lagrange multipliers. Implicit function theorem. Differential forms and introduction to differential geometry.
Secondary Teacher Education Preparation I and II (3 hrs)
Introduction to mathematics, science and/or computer science teaching as a career. Discussions include standards-based lesson design and various teaching and behavior management strategies. Students teach three-inquiry-based lessons at the elementary level in course one; modify and teach three inquiry-based lessons in their field in a middle school in course two.
Classroom Interactions (3 hrs)
Principles of delivering effective instruction in various formats (lecture, lab activity, collaborative settings). Examination of gender, class, race and culture in mathematics, science and computer science education. Course requires approximately 10 hours of fieldwork in schools.
Project-Based Instruction in Math, Science and Computer Science (3 hrs)
Advanced principles of delivering effective instruction in various formats. Overview of policy related to mathematics, science and computer science education. Course requires approximately 20 hours of fieldwork in schools.
Real Analysis I (3 hrs)
Introduction to mathematical proofs. Topics include sets, relations, types of proofs, continuity, and topology of the real line.

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