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Program: B.A., Mathematics

Four-Year Integrated Mathematics


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 Analytical Reading and Expository Writing and for MATH 150A, and they should see a teacher preparation or credential advisor in the Mathematics department. 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, Title 5 and the Preliminary Single Subject Credential in Mathematics. Students also will be responsible for passing the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) and 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.

Program Requirements

Year One: First semester (14 units)

MATH 150A Calculus I (5)
GE Basic Skills: Analytical Reading and Expository Writing (3)
GE Subject Explorations: Arts and Humanities (3)
GE Subject Explorations: Comparative Cultural Studies (3)

Year One: Second Semester (16 units)

COMS 151/L Fundamentals of Public Speaking and Lab (2/1)
COMP 106/L Computing in Engineering and Science and Lab (2/1)*
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)

*Note: COMP 110/L (3/1) may be used to meet this requirement.

Year Two: First Semester (16 units)

ENGL 255 Introduction to Literature (3)
MATH 250 Calculus III (3)
PHYS 220A/AL Mechanics and Lab (3/1)
POLS 155 American Political Institutions (3)
ASTR 301 The Dynamical Universe (3)

Year Two: Second Semester (16 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)
GE Subject Explorations: Natural Sciences and Lab (3/1)

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

Year Three: First Semester (15 units)

AAS/AFRS/ARMN/CHS/ELPS 417 Equity and Diversity in Schools (3)
MATH 320 Foundations of Higher Mathematics (3)
MATH 341 Applied Statistics I (3)
SED 511 Fundamentals of Secondary Education in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)
SED 514 Computers in the Instructional Program (3)

Year Three: Second Semester (16 units)

HSCI 466ADO Health Concerns of the Adolescent (1)
HIST 371 Problems in American History: 1865 to Present (3)
MATH 360 Abstract Algebra I (3)
MATH 370 Foundations of Geometry (3)
MATH Upper Division Elective (3)**
SPED 420 Improving the Learning of Students with Special Needs through Differentiated Instruction and Collaboration (3)

Year Four: First Semester (16 units)

MATH 350 Advanced Calculus I (3)
MATH Upper Division Elective (3)**
SED 521 Literacy, Language 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 Seminar (4)

Year Four: Second Semester (13 units)

MATH 490 Capstone Course (3)
SED 529 Teaching English Learners in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)
SED 555 Supervised Practicum and Seminar (5/2)

**Select Upper Division Math Elective with an advisor.
Recommended courses: MATH 340, 351, 366441, 460, 462, 463470 and 483.

Total Units Required for the B.A. Degree: 122


Chair: Rabia Djellouli
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(818) 677-2721
Fax: (818) 677-3634

Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of their program of study, FYI-Math students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a command of the content usually associated with an undergraduate degree in mathematics.
  2. Communicate mathematical ideas clearly and cogently, both orally and in written form.
  3. Present clear and rigorous proofs.
  4. Build mathematical models and demonstrate problem solving skills, including the proper use of mathematical software.
  5. Understand the principles underlying various branches of mathematics and recognize their interrelationship.
  6. Experience mathematical discovery and independently read and understand mathematical articles or texts written at an undergraduate level.

In addition, FYI-Math students, as Single Subject Credential Candidates, will demonstrate proficiency in the major domains of the California Teaching Performance Expectations:

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