# Mathematics Subject Matter Preparation Program

Major Courses | Mathematics Teaching Concentration Courses | Completing the Program

The following Mathematics Subject Matter Preparation Program has been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Students who complete this program are not required to pass the Math CSET in order to demonstrate subject matter competency in mathematics. Students who need to pass the Math CSET should visit http://www.cset.nesinc.com for test information.

## Major Courses

- Math 141 - Calculus I (4)
- Math 142 - Calculus II (4)
- Math 143 - Calculus III (4)
- Math 202 - Orientation to the Mathematics Major (1)
- Math 206 - Linear Algebra I (4)
- Math 241 - Calculus IV (4)
- Math 242 - Differential Equations I (4)
- Math 248 - Methods of Proof in Mathematics (4)
- Math 306 - Linear Algebra II (4)
- Math 412- Introduction to Analysis I (4)
- Math 459 - Senior Seminar (4)
- Math 461 - Senior Project I (4)
- Math 462 - Senior Project II (4)
- Math 481 - Abstract Algebra I (4)
- Phys 141 - General Physics I (4)
- Phys 132 or 133 - General Physics II or III (4)

## Mathematics Teaching Concentration Courses

- Math 300 - Technology in Mathematics Education (4)
- Math 336 - Combinatorial Mathematics (4)
- Math 341 - Theory of Numbers (4)
- Math 419 - Introduction to the History of Mathematics (4)
- Math 423 - Advanced Mathematics for Teaching (4)
- Math 442 - Euclidean Geometry (4)
- Math 443 - Modern Geometries (4)
- Math 482 - Abstract Algebra II (4)
- SCM 300 - Early Field Experience, Science/Mathematics (4)
- CSC 235 - Fundamentals of Computer Science for Scientists and Engineers I (4)
**or**

CSC 101 - Fundamentals of Computer Science I (4) - Stat 301 - Statistics I (4)
- Stat 302 - Statistics II (4)
**or**

Stat 325 - Introduction to Probability Models (4)**or**

Stat 425 - Probability Theory (4)

### Select 4 units from the following:

- Math 304 - Vector Analysis (4)
- Math 335 - Graph Theory (4)
- Math 344 - Linear Analysis II (4)
- Math 406 - Linear Algebra II (4)
- Math 408 - Complex Analysis I (4)
- Math 413 - Introduction to Analysis II (4)
- Math 416 - Differential Equations II (4)
- Math 435 - Discrete Mathmatics with Applications I
- Math 437 - Game Theory (4)
- Math 440 - Topology I (4)
- Math 451 - Numerical Analysis I (4)
- Math 470 - Selected Advanced Topics (1-4)
- Phys 132 - General Physics II (4)
- Phys 133 - General Physics III (4)
- Phys 302 - Classical Mechanics I (4)
- CSC/CPE 102 - Fundamentals of Computer Science II (4)
- CSC/CPE 236 - Fundamentals of Computer Science for Scientists and Engineers II (4)

## Completing the Program

### Grades

You must complete each of Math 423, 459, 461, and 462 with a grade of C or better; all other courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Your GPA for all courses in the program must be 2.6 or higher.

### Recommendations

You must provide letters of recommendation from your senior project advisor as well as your instructors in Math 423 and 459. These individuals must state that you have demonstrated a level of mathematical competency appropriate for secondary school teachers. Recommendation forms are available from the chair of the Mathematics Department Credential Committee.

### Exit Interview

Upon completion of the program, you must schedule an interview with the Mathematics Department Credential Committee. The primary function of this interview will be subject matter competency. The committee will consider grades in individual courses in the program, overall GPA in the program, recommendations from instructors in Senior Project, Math 423, and Math 459.

Please contact the Math Credential Program for more information.