The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Mathematics is both an exact science and a highly creative endeavor; a field of study that develops problem‐solving skills and a passion for inquiry. Mathematics majors are surprisingly attractive to many professional branches in our society, particularly intelligence, technology, finance, security, engineering and physics. The two teacher certification programs below lead to a profession which requires an occupational license as defined under Texas Occupations Code 58.001. This requires that all applicants seeking to become licensed must undergo a criminal background check prior to licensure. Students in these programs should check with the College of Education and P-16 Integration on the requirements for a criminal background check prior to student teaching.