Program: Mathematics, B.A.

Junior-Year Integrated (JYI) Mathematics Subject Matter Program for the Single Subject Credential Option

Program Description

The Junior-Year Integrated Mathematics (JYI-Math) teacher credential program begins in the junior year for students who apply and have been accepted to the program. JYI-Math integrates undergraduate subject-matter knowledge with teacher education content and leads to both a B.A. degree in Mathematics and a Preliminary Single Subject Credential in Mathematics. For admission, students must be juniors who have completed (with sufficient grades) the lower division General Education requirements and the lower division core of the Mathematics major. Applications to both the Department of Mathematics and the credential program are necessary.

Upon entering the JYI-Math program during their junior year, full-time students may join a cohort and take courses as outlined by a teacher-preparation advisor in the Department of Mathematics (two- and three-year plans are available). Part-time students may work at their own pace in a non-cohorted version of the program. JYI-Math incorporates the upper division requirements for a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Secondary Teaching option) with the requirements for the Preliminary Single Subject Credential in Mathematics. Students considering JYI-Math should seek advisement as soon as possible for guidance in meeting admission and program requirements.

Students accepted into the JYI-Math program must complete all courses listed below. A GPA of at least 2.6 is required for all courses in the Mathematics major (Secondary Teaching option) and no major course grade may be lower than “C.” A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for all professional education coursework, and no professional education course grade may be lower than “C.”

Students in the Mathematics, B.A.—Junior-Year Integrated (JYI) 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. Lower Division Required Courses (27 units)

The following courses must be completed prior to admission to the program:

COMP 110/L Introduction to Algorithms and Programming and Lab (3/1)
MATH 150A Calculus I (5)
MATH 150B Calculus II (5)
MATH 250 Calculus III (3)
MATH 262 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)
PHYS 220A Mechanics (3)
PHYS 220AL Mechanics Lab (1)
PHIL 230 Introduction to Formal Logic (3)

2. Upper Division Required Courses (24 units)

MATH 320 Foundations of Higher Mathematics (3)
MATH 340 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)
MATH 360 Abstract Algebra I (3)
MATH 370 Foundations of Geometry (3)
MATH 382/L Introduction to Scientific Computing and Lab (2/1)
MATH 391 Field Experience in Schools (2)
MATH 450A Advanced Calculus I (3)
MATH 490 Capstone Course (3)

3. Upper Division Electives (6 units)

Two upper division Mathematics electives chosen with advisor. Recommended courses: MATH 351, MATH 366, MATH 441, MATH 460, MATH 462, MATH 463, MATH 470 and MATH 483.

4. Required Credential Courses (36 units)

AAS 417/AFRS 417/ARMN 417/CHS 417/ELPS 417 Equity and Diversity in Schools (3)
EPC 420 Educational Psychology of Adolescence (3)
HSCI 466ADO Health Concerns of the Adolescent (1)
SED 511 Fundamentals of Teaching in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)
SED 514 Computers in Instruction (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 529 Teaching English Learners in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)
SED 554 Supervised Field Experience and Field Experience Seminar for the Single Subject Credential (3/2)
SED 555 Supervised Practicum for the Single Subject Credential (4)
SED 555S Practicum Seminar for the Single Subject Credential (2)
SPED 420 Designing Equitable Learning Through Universal Design (3)

5. Upper Division General Education Requirement (6 units)

Students must complete an additional 6 units of upper division General Education coursework from up to two of the following sections:

6. General Education

Mathematics majors in the Junior-Year Integrated (JYI) option satisfy General Education requirements by completion of the major.

Total Mathematics Subject Matter Units: 57

Total Single Subject Credential Units: 36

Total Upper Division General Education Units: 6

Total Units Required for JYI Mathematics: 99


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.