The Foundational Mathematics certificate program is designed for students who would like to teach middle school math or would like to become K-8 math specialists. Credentialed teachers who complete this program and pass the Math CSET I and II exams qualify for the Foundationallevel Added Authorization in Mathematics.
Candidate for this program should have or plan to obtain their Multiple Subjects teaching credential or a Single Subject teaching credential in a subject other than mathematics. Students who complete this program will be well prepared to teach mathematics at the K-8 level, will have completed the State required Methods Courses in Single Subject Mathematics and will have the content knowledge required to pass the Math CSET I and II exams.
In addition to major requirements, every student must also complete the University requirements for graduation which are described in the Undergraduate Admission and Degree Information & FAQ chapter in the front of 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.