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Certification in Mathematics for Middle Grades and High School

Credit with a grade of at least C- in the content courses listed below is required. These are in addition to the UTeach courses in the Professional Development Sequence.

Students in the Math Teaching Option should see the teaching degree plans.

All students intending to certify at the Middle Grades level must take EDP 350G (Adolescent Psychology) and a course in Adolescent Literacy, either EDC 339E or EDC 339F. Other upper-division courses in adolescent development (e.g. HDF 371) may also count. Talk to your UTeach advisor for details.

NOTE: Certifying in Middle Grades math requires an Apprentice Teaching placement in a Middle Grades classroom.

Mathematics Majors:

In addition to an undergraduate degree in Mathematics, the following courses are required:

  • M 315C (Foundations, Functions and Regression Models)
  • M 333L (Structure of Modern Geometry)
  • M 375D (Discovery: Intro Adv Std in Math) -- FALL ONLY
    • or M 343K (Intro Alg Struc) or M 373K (Alg Structures)

Non-Mathematics Majors:​


Senior Grades

Middle Grades
M 315C - Foundations, Functions and Regression Models Yes Yes
M 325K or M 328K - Discrete Math or Number Theory Yes Yes
M 333L - Structure of Modern Geometry Yes Yes
M 340L - Matrices and Matrix Calculations Yes No
M 358K - Applied Statistics Yes - Other upper-division statistics courses may be accepted. Yes - Lower-division statiscs courses may be accepted.
M 362K - Probability I Yes - Other upper-division probability courses may be accepted. Yes - M 316L (Foundations of Geometry, Statistics, and Probability) also accepted.
M 375D (Discovery: Intro Adv Std in Math) -- FALL ONLY Yes -- Other upper-division mathematics courses may be accepted. No


NOTE: Students must meet all departmental pre-requisites.

PDS courses count toward the minor/certificate for the BSA. Effective with the 2016-2018 catalog, the courses can also be added to the audit for any degree plan. Talk to your UTeach advisor for details.

Courses for Mathematics certification partially satisfy requirements for secondary certification in the State of Texas. Further coursework is needed to meet degree requirements. Students in the Mathematics Teaching Option should see the teaching degree plans