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Program: B.A., Mathematics

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

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.

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 (122 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)

*Note: COMP 106/L (2/1) may be used to meet this requirement.

Year Two: First Semester (16 units)

ASTR 301 Astrophysics II (3)
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 (15 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 341 Applied Statistics I (3)
SED 511 Fundamentals of Secondary Education in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)
SED 514 Computers in Instruction (3)

Year Three: Second Semester (16 units)

HSCI 466ADO Health Concerns of the Adolescent (1)
HIST 371 Questions in American History Since the Civil War (3)
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 340, 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: 122


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.