SINGLE-SUBJECT

Besides the BA degree in mathematics for teaching, there are other ways to have one’s mathematics background endorsed for entry into a single-subject credential program in mathematics:

1. Single-subject certificate program. This route amounts to taking the same coursework as in the BA in mathematics for the single-subject credential, but it might fit prospective teachers who already have a degree in some other field.

2. Three tests. Passing three tests in the CSET series also allows entry into SDSU’s single-subject credential program in mathematics. Information on the tests, with some sample items, is at http://www.cset.nesinc.com/

SUPPLEMENTARY AUTHORIZATION

California issues “supplementary authorizations” in teaching areas. Supplementary authorizations are not stand-alone credentials; they must be accompanied by either a single-subject or a multiple-subject credential.

Although other collections of coursework may meet the state requirements (check www.ctc.ca.gov), SDSU is authorized to endorse (to the state) applicants for a supplementary authorization in mathematics who have completed either Option 1 or Option 2 below. Option 1 is designed with Liberal Studies majors in mind. Option 2 may fit better the background of those interested in this program who come from other technical fields (e.g. a physics major planning to teach).

Option 1 (Each course is 3 semester units unless otherwise stated. Total units: 21-23)

MATH 12 Calculus for the Life Sciences I

MATH 210 Number Systems in Elementary Mathematics

MATH 211 Geometry in Elementary Mathematics

MTHED 212 Children’s Mathematical (1 or 2 units)

MATH 313 Topics from Elementary Mathematics II

MATH 413 Mathematics for the Middle Grades

One of the following:

MATH 311 Topics in Elementary Mathematics for the Blended Program

(2-unit version of MATH 312)

MATH 312 Topics from Elementary Mathematics I (Statistics and Probability}

STAT 357 Probability and Statistics

One of the following, subject to approval of advisor:

MATH 141 Precalculus (Obligatory unless the applicant can establish previous satisfactory coverage of the contents of this course)

MATH 302 Transition to Higher Mathematics

MATH 303 History of Mathematics

Option 2 (Each course is 3 semester units unless otherwise stated. Total units: 22-23)

MATH 150 Calculus I (5 units)

MATH 151 Calculus II (4 units)

MATH 211 Geometry in Elementary Mathematics

MTHED 212 Children’s Mathematical Thinking (1 or 2 units)

MATH 313 Topics from Elementary Mathematics II

MATH 413 Mathematics for the Middle Grades

STAT 357 Probability and Statistics

For more information contact the Mathematics Education Programs Advisors:

Dr. Janet Bowers
jbowers@mail.sdsu.edu

Dr. Cassondra Lochard
clochard@mail.sdsu.edu

rev: 02/26/2015