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Change the world, one student at a time

You want to make a difference in the world, and teaching offers the opportunity to connect with students and help them build the mathematical skills they need for success. SFA offers one of the state’s leading mathematics teaching certification programs, and our undergraduate mathematics major with a secondary education (SED) minor prepares you for a challenging and rewarding career teaching middle and high school students.

Lumberjacks make great teachers

After you earn a teaching certification in mathematics from SFA, you will enter the world of teaching with the confidence and skills needed to walk into any classroom and take on the challenge of working with students from diverse backgrounds and with varying needs.

Flexible options for graduate students

Trying to juggle your teaching career and graduate school classes? Our renowned graduate program in school mathematics teaching offers online classes and flexible scheduling. 

Undergraduate programs and requirements 

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with secondary education minor

Lumberjacks make great teachers! If you want to make a difference in students’ lives by introducing them to the world of mathematics and opening their eyes to its possibilities, this degree program will prepare you for a rewarding teaching career.

To earn a B.S. in Mathematics with a secondary education minor, you’ll need to complete the following requirements:

  • Mathematics Major
    • 40 required credit hours
    • Required courses: MTH 233, 234, 311, 317, 333, 337, 351, 359, 360, 412, 439, 440 and 463
  • Secondary Education Minor
    • 21 required credit hours
    • Required courses:  SED 370, 371. 372, 450, 450L, 460, 460L, 442 and 443

*See General Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements

Graduate programs and requirements

Master of Science in School Mathematics Teaching

Your teaching schedule is challenging, so this program was uniquely designed to fit your needs while allowing you to advance your knowledge and skills. The extended three-year schedule allows you to take only one course per semester, and all classes are online. In addition, there are three tracks that allow you to focus on your career.

To earn a master's in school mathematics teaching, you'll need to complete the following requirements:

  • Middle-Level Emphasis
    • 36 required credit hours
    • Courses:  MTE 548, 550, 552, 554, 555, 558, 560, 565, 562, 570 and 584
    • SED 532
  • Secondary-Level Emphasis
    • 36 required credit hours
    • Courses:  MTE 555, 558, 560, 565, 562, 566, 568, 570, 572, 580 and 584
    • SED 532

Interested in both middle and secondary emphases? Notice there are only four additional courses required to complete both emphases instead of one!


Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Physical Address:
Math Building
Suite 301

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13040, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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