May 13, 2021
The Single Subject Matter Waiver Program in Mathematics, the foundational level Subject Matter Waiver Program in Mathematics, as well as the Subject Matter Authorization in Mathematics listed below have been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. In addition to consulting the credential adviser for mathematics, students should consult advisers in the Charter College of Education and refer to the Charter College of Education section of the Academic Programs: College-Based and University-Wide chapter of this catalog for regulations governing all teaching credential programs.
Students planning to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with the goal of a teaching credential in mathematics should follow the course listings for the B.A. or B.S. Mathematics and select either the Single Subject Credential or Blended Teaching option. Others who have already earned or are currently pursuing a baccalaureate in another discipline must pass either the appropriate subject examination (CSET Mathematics I-III) or complete the approved program of course work listed below to complete the Subject Matter program in Mathematics.
Note: Students in these programs must earn a grade C or higher in all courses listed.
Subject Matter Waiver Program for Single Subject Credential in Mathematics (85-86 units)
The Single Subject Matter Program listed below has been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for the Single Subject Credential in Mathematics. The coursework prepares candidates to teach high school mathematics including general mathematics, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics, consumer mathematics, calculus and math analysis.
Note: It is assumed that students entering this program have completed the equivalent of CSULA’s precalculus sequence (MATH 104A and MATH 104B). Competence in MATH 104A and MATH 104B can also be shown by passing the respective departmental exit exams.
Required Courses (77-78 units)
Electives (minimum 8 units)
Select from among the following or other appropriate courses in mathematics or related areas with adviser approval and attention to prerequisites.
Strongly Recommended: MATH 310; MATH 466 for those who may be teaching Advanced Placement calculus classes.
Subject Matter Waiver Program for Foundational Level Credential in Mathematics (48-49 units)
The Foundational Level Subject Matter Program listed below has been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for the Foundational Level Credential in Mathematics. The coursework prepares candidates to teach middle school mathematics and some high school mathematics including general mathematics, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics, and consumer mathematics.
Required Courses (44 units)
Elective Courses (Minimum 4 units)
Select from among the following with attention to prerequisites.
Subject Matter Authorization in Introductory Mathematics for Single or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (48 units)
Holders of a Single or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) may add a Subject Matter Authorization in Introductory Mathematics. This allows the holder of the Subject Matter Authorization to teach mathematics curriculum usually taught in grades 9 and below (even though the students may be in grades K-12).
To obtain a Subject Matter Authorization in Introductory Mathematics (which satisfies the federal “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) regulation), a total of 48 quarter units (=32 semester units) of course work applicable toward a bachelor’s degree must be completed with a grade of C or better. A minimum of 4 quarter units of course work must be completed in each of the following core areas: Algebra; Advanced Algebra; Geometry; Probability or Statistics; and Development of the Real Number System or Introduction to Mathematics.
The core courses in the program below have been designed for students who have not taken any college level mathematics course. Students placing into a mathematics course at a level beyond MATH 102 or MATH 104A should consult with the credential adviser in mathematics to select a different set of core courses. Additional information is available by downloading the CCTC guide for subject matter authorization (www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/manualshandbooks/subjectmatter-auth.pdf) or through the credential adviser for mathematics. For other requirements governing issuance of this authorization, consult the Charter College of Education.
Complete 48 units of Coursework:
The following five recommended core courses will satisfy the core area requirements. Alternative sets of course work may also be used to meet the core area requirements. Proper academic advisement is essential prior to the start of this authorization program.
Select courses as needed to reach a total of 48 units of coursework. MATH 248 and MATH 225 are highly recommended.
* Prerequisite: MATH 207
** Prerequisite: MATH 208
*** Prerequisite: MATH 209
+ Prerequisite: MATH 325
++ Prerequisite: MATH 208 and 248