Master Math Teacher

State Board of Educator Certification Requirements
  • Successful completion of an approve 8-12 Master Mathematics Program which includes a field-based practicum;
  • Successful completion of required TExES exam;
  • Teaching certificate for 6-12 or 8-12 Mathematics;
  • Three years of teaching experience in a public or accredited private school
Graduate School Requirements
  • an application for admission to Graduate Studies;
  • a $50.00 non-refundable application fee;
  • an official bachelor’s degree transcript and a transcript from any school at which the student has completed graduate courses (these transcripts should be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research by the issuing institutions);
  • an official copy of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research through the Educational Testing Service. Candidates pursuing a Masters of Science or Education in Secondary Education may submit passing scores on the ExCET Professional Development or TExES Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Exam or provide a valid teaching certificate in lieu of GRE but the GRE is recommended; and
  • a 2.75 Overall GPA or 3.0 in last 60 undergraduate hours.

Departmental Requirements

  • An electronic application to the certification program;
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee;
  • A copy of the applicant’s valid Texas Teaching Certificate for 8-12 mathematics;
  • Service record documenting a minimum of three years of teaching experience;
  • Official bachelor's and master's (if applicable) degree transcripts;
  • One letter of recommendation from school administrator; and
  • Scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), TExES Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Exam, ExCET Professional Development Exam or valid teaching certificate.
Requirements for Certification
  • Completion of 6 courses outlined on certification plan with grades of “B” or better. Courses included are:
  • MATH 572: Calculus of real and complex functions for teachers
  • MATH 573: Modern Applications of Mathematics for Teachers
  • MATH 560: Euclidean and non-Euclidean Geometry
  • MATH 597: Probability and Statistics for Teachers
  • EDCI 535: Leadership & Supervision in School Settings
  • SED 521: models of Teaching in the Secondary School
  • Workshop
  • Passing scores on the TEXMAT 089 Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12 exam

For additional information contact:

Dr. Tingxiu Wang
Professor & Department Head of Mathematics

Dr. Martha Foote
Head, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Jill Woodruff
Educator Preparation & Accountability