2018-2019 Catalog

Introductory Mathematics Subject Matter Authorization (32 units)

Holders of a Single Subject or Multiple Subject credential issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing may secure an Introductory Mathematics Subject Matter Authorization that allows the holder to teach the subject matter content typically included in curriculum guidelines and textbooks approved for study in grades 9 and below.  This allows an employer to assign a teacher with an introductory mathematics authorization to teach a class in which the curriculum is for grades 9 and below but the students in the class may be in grades K-12. 

For other requirements governing issuance of this authorization, consult the Teacher Education section of this catalog or contact the School of Education Student Services Center.

  1. A minimum of 32 units is required but must include at least one course in the content areas of algebra, advanced algebra, geometry, probability or statistics, and development of the real number system or introduction to mathematics.
  2. The following is an extensive list of courses, and their specific content area, that can be used to satisfy the 32-unit requirement.  A Mathematics Department advisor can assist you in preparing your 32-unit coursework plan.

Requirements

1.  Algebra:

MAT 153Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry

4

MAT 307Foundations of Middle School Mathematics I

3

2.  Advanced Algebra:

MAT 191Calculus I

5

MAT 193Calculus II

5

MAT 309Foundations MS Math III

3

3.  Geometry:

MAT 207 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers: Geometry & Statistics

4

MAT 308Foundations of Middle School Mathematics II

3

4.  Probability and Statistics:

MAT 131Elementary Statistics and Probability

3

5.  Development of the Real Number System or Introduction to Mathematics:

MAT 107Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers: Real Numbers

3

or

MAT 105Finite Mathematics

3

MAT 143Problem Solving in Mathematics

3

and

MAT 141Computers for Mathematics Teaching

3

Or

MAT 241Programming and Technology for Teaching Secondary School Mathematics

3

Can be used toward earning the required 32 units once each specific content area has been met.