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Program: B.A., Mathematics

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

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 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 (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 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.”

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 tax payer 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.

Program Requirements

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

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

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 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 340, 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 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)

6. General Education (48 units)

Undergraduate students must complete 48 units of General Education as described in this Catalog.
15 units are satisfied by the following courses in the major: PHIL 230 satisfies Basic Skills A3 Critical Thinking; PHYS 220A satisfies B1 Physical Science; PHYS 220AL satisfies B3 Science Laboratory Activity; MATH 150A satisfies Basic Skills B4 Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning; MATH 320 satisfies B5 Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning; and COMP 110/L satisfies E Lifelong Learning.

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


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

Student Learning Outcomes

Students shall 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.

Four-Year Integrated and Junior-Year Integrated Undergraduate Option
Student Learning Outcomes

(As determined by the Department of Secondary Education)

Single Subject Credential candidates will demonstrate proficiency in Teacher Performance Expectations within the six California Standards for the Teaching Profession:

  1. Engaging and supporting all students in learning.
  2. Creating and maintaining effective environments for student learning.
  3. Understanding and organizing subject matter for student learning.
  4. Planning instruction and designing learning experiences for all students.
  5. Assessing student learning.
  6. Developing as a professional educator.