Grades 4-8 Teacher Certification at UT Arlington
UTA offers initial teacher certification through both undergraduate degrees and
postbaccalaureate programs in the College of
Education. For full details, see the corresponding section of the UTA
Undergraduate Catalog
and the appropriate advising link on the CoEd home page.
All undergraduates seeking certification to teach mathematics in grades 4-8
(including as a generalist) must take the following sequence of 5 mathematics
courses, intended to prepare students mathematically to teach mathematics:
- Math
1330: Arithmetical Problem Solving, a first course in problem solving
for preservice mathematics teachers, including topics in place value,
operations, representations of numbers, and number theory. Prerequisite:
college algebra (or equivalent placement) and consent of instructor (clearance
required to register).
- Math
1331: Geometric Inference and Reasoning, a problem-solving course in
two- and three-dimensional geometry and measurement. Prerequisite: Math
1330.
- Math
1332: Functions, Data and Applications, a problem-solving course in
mathematical modeling and data analysis, including some probability and
statistics and use of modeling software. Prerequisite: Math 1330.
- Math 4350
and 4351:
Mid-level Math Education Capstone -- Concepts of Calculus, a capstone
sequence for prospective middle grades teachers covering the conceptual
foundations of calculus with connections to middle grades mathematics.
(Undergraduate students seeking certification to teach English language arts
and social studies only must take College Algebra and MATH 1330 only.)
Students must also take the following methods course, intended
to prepare students pedagogically to teach mathematics:
- EDML 4372:
Mathematics in the Middle Grades, a math methods course aimed at preparing
preservice teachers to facilitate their students' construction of meaning
in exploring mathematical problems.
A full list of required classes for initial certification at the 4-8 level
can be obtained from an advisor. This page lists only those related to
mathematics education.
This page last modified 19 August 2008.