Program: Mathematics, B.A.

Four-Year Integrated (FYI) Mathematics Subject Matter Program for the Single Subject Credential Option

Program Description

The Four-Year Integrated Mathematics (FYI-Math) teacher credential program is designed for students who are certain about their career choice. For admission, students must be eligible for a course in Basic Skills Written Communication and for MATH 150A, and they should see a teacher preparation or credential advisor in the Department of Mathematics. Upon entering the program in their freshman year, students are assigned to a cohort and for some courses must enroll in a section designated for that cohort.

FYI-Math incorporates the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics (Secondary Teaching option) with the requirements for General Education and the Preliminary Single Subject Credential in Mathematics. Students also will be responsible for passing the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST). Students enrolled in FYI-Math follow the schedule and sequence of classes listed below. Completion of the FYI-Math program satisfies all GE requirements.

Students in the Mathematics, B.A.—Four-Year Integrated (FYI) Mathematics Option may not declare a double major/option within the Department of Mathematics.

Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU, and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., Social Security number or taxpayer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements is available from the department. See Notice to Students: Licensure and Certification for more information.

Program Requirements

1. Required Courses (120 units)

Year One: First semester (14 units)

MATH 150A Calculus I (5)
General Education Section A2: Written Communication (3)
General Education Section C1: Arts (3)
General Education Section F: Comparative Cultural Studies (3)

Year One: Second Semester (17 units)

COMP 110/L Introduction to Algorithms and Programming and Lab (3/1)*
COMS 151 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
MATH 150B Calculus II (5)
MATH 391 Field Experience in the Mathematics of the Public Schools (2)
PHIL 230 Introduction to Formal Logic I (3)

Year Two: First Semester (13 units)

ENGL 255 Introduction to Literature (3)
MATH 250 Calculus III (3)
PHYS 220A Mechanics (3)
PHYS 220AL Mechanics Lab (1)
POLS 155 American Political Institutions (3)

Year Two: Second Semester (15 units)

EPC 420 Educational Psychology of Adolescence (3)
MATH 262 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)
MATH 382/L Intro Scientific Computing and Lab (2/1)
PSY 312 Psychological Aspects of Parenthood (3)
General Education Section B2: Life Science (3)

Additional Requirements

Students should take the CBEST and apply for admission to the Credential Program in the College of Education.

Year Three: First Semester (16 units)

AAS 417/AFRS 417/ARMN 417/CHS 417/ELPS 417 Equity and Diversity in Schools (3)
MATH 320 Foundations of Higher Mathematics (3)
MATH 340 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)
SED 511 Fundamentals of Secondary Education in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)
SED 514 Computers in Instruction (3)

Year Three: Second Semester (16 units)

HIST 371 Questions in American History Since the Civil War (3)
HSCI 466ADO Health Concerns of the Adolescent (1)
MATH 360 Abstract Algebra I (3)
MATH 370 Foundations of Geometry (3)
MATH Upper Division Elective (3)**
SPED 420 Designing Equitable Learning Through Universal Design (3)

Year Four: First Semester (17 units)

MATH 450A Advanced Calculus I (3)
MATH Upper Division Elective (3)**
SED 521 Content Area Literacy and Learning in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)
SED 525MA/L Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School and Lab (2/1)
SED 554/S Supervised Field Experience and Field Experience Seminar for the Single Subject Credential (3/2)

Year Four: Second Semester (12 units)

MATH 490 Capstone Course (3)
SED 529 Teaching English Learners in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)
SED 555 Supervised Practicum for the Single Subject Credential (4)
SED 555S Practicum Seminar for the Single Subject Credential (2)

**Select upper division Math elective with an advisor. Recommended courses: MATH 351, MATH 366, MATH 441, MATH 460, MATH 462, MATH 463, MATH 470 and MATH 483.

2. General Education

Mathematics majors in the Four-Year Integrated (FYI) option satisfy General Education requirements by completion of the major. In addition, students must complete 3 units of coursework to meet the Ethnic Studies (ES) graduation requirement. If taken, one of the following courses in the major will also meet the Ethnic Studies (ES) requirement: AFRS 417 or CHS 417. Alternatively, students may select an Ethnic Studies (ES) designated course from one of the following General Education sections: C1 Arts or F Comparative Cultural Studies.

Total Units Required for the B.A. Degree: 120


Department of Mathematics
Chair: Katherine Stevenson
Live Oak Hall (LO) 1300
(818) 677-2721

Program Learning Outcomes

Students receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics will be able to:

  1. Devise proofs of basic results concerning sets and number systems.
  2. Rigorously establish fundamental analytic properties and results, such as limits, continuity, differentiability and integrability.
  3. Demonstrate facility with the objects, terminology and concepts of linear algebra.
  4. Demonstrate facility with the terminology, use of symbols and concepts of probability.
  5. Write simple computer programs to perform computations arising in the mathematical sciences.

Students receiving a Single Subject Preliminary Credential will be able to:

  1. Engage and support all students in learning.
  2. Create and maintain effective environments for student learning.
  3. Understand and organize subject matter for student learning.
  4. Plan instruction and design learning experiences for all students.
  5. Assess student learning.
  6. Develop as a professional educator.