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This is an archive of the 2015-2016 University Catalog.
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Program: B.A., Mathematics

Junior-Year Integrated Mathematics


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 Math major. Applications to both the Mathematics department 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 Mathematics department (2- and 3-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 will be responsible for passing the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE). Students considering JYI-Math should seek advisement as soon as possible for guidance in meeting admission and program requirements.

Students accepted to the JYI-Math program must complete all courses listed below. A GPA of at least 2.6 is required for all courses in the math 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.”

Program Requirements

1. Lower Division Required Courses (26-27 units)

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

COMP 106/L Computing in Engineering and Science and Lab (2/1)
or 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 (26 units)

ASTR 301 The Dynamical Universe (3)
MATH 320 Foundations of Higher Mathematics (3)
MATH 341 Applied Statistics I (3)
MATH 350 Advanced Calculus I (3)
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 490 Capstone Course (3)

3. Upper Division Electives (6 units)

Two Upper Division Mathematics electives chosen with advisor. Recommended courses: MATH 340, 351, 366441, 460, 462, 463470 and 483.

4. Required Credential Courses (36 units)

AAS/AFRS/ARMN/CHS/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 the Instructional Program (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 529 Teaching English Learners in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)
SED 554 Advanced Field Experience and Seminar (4)
SED 555 Supervised Practicum and Seminar for the Single Subject Credential (5/2)
SPED 420 Improving the Learning of Students with Special Needs through Differentiated Instruction and Collaboration (3)

5. Upper Division General Education Requirement (6 units)

General Education: Basic Skills Mathematics, Basic Skills Critical Thinking and Lifelong Learning are satisfied by required courses in the major. PHYS 220A/AL partially satisfies the Natural Sciences section. ASTR 301 partially satisfies the Upper Division section.

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


Chair: Rabia Djellouli
Santa Susana Hall (SN) 114
(818) 677-2721
Fax: (818) 677-3634

Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of their program of study, JYI-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, JYI-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.