Jul 15, 2020
Department & Faculty Information
Single Subject Matter Preparation Programs
Mathematics Preparation Programs
The Department of Mathematics offers two preparation programs for future mathematics teachers; the Single Subject Matter Program in Mathematics and the Subject Matter Program in Foundational-level Mathematics. Undergraduate students interested in teaching mathematics at the middle or high school level are strongly encouraged to complete the Single Subject Matter Program in Mathematics. Completion of the Single Subject Matter Program in Mathematics establishes subject matter competency in mathematics for future teachers to teach all mathematics at the K-12 level. Completion of the Subject Matter Program in Foundational-level Mathematics establishes subject matter competency in mathematics for future teachers to teach mathematics at the middle school level and for some mathematics courses at the high school level.
Single Subject Matter Preparation Program in Mathematics
Completion of the Single Subject Matter Preparation Program in Mathematics is certified by the Department of Mathematics. A student need not be a mathematics major to complete this program; however, students who complete the mathematics major with Option C (Mathematics Teaching) should find it relatively easy to meet the requirements of the program, as noted in the description of Option C requirements in the undergraduate Mathematics chapter. In addition to the required mathematics courses, a year of education courses and practice teaching is required before the California Secondary Teaching Credential in Mathematics can be granted. Seventy-one quarter units are required in the Single Subject Matter Preparation Program in Mathematics. For additional information, contact:
Department of Mathematics
I. Core Mathematics (48 units)
II. Coursework Providing Breadth and Perspective (23 units)
Mathematics courses (12 quarter units):
Statistics course (4 quarter units)
Computer Science or discrete structures course (4 quarter units):
Field Experience (0-3 quarter units):
And/or other field experience approved by the Mathematics Subject Matter Preparation Adviser: At least 45 hours of classroom experience in an instructional capacity is required.
Electives (0-3 quarter units):
Additional courses not used above to bring the total Breadth and Perspective units to at least 23, chosen from the following list or from other related courses approved by the Mathematics Subject Matter Preparation Adviser:
Use this link to see all Course Descriptions available throughout this catalog.
Other Undergraduate Degree Requirements
In addition to major requirements, every student must also complete the University requirements for graduation which are described throughout this catalog. These include the General Education-Breadth requirements; the second composition (ENGL 1002 ) requirement; the cultural groups/women requirement; the performing arts/activities requirement; the U.S. history, U.S. Constitution, and California state and local government requirement; the University Writing Skills Requirement; and the residence, unit, and grade point average requirements.