Math for Teaching B.S. + Credential Program

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The MfT + C Program is a collaborative effort of UCLA’s Mathematics Department and Graduate School of Education. In this program, participants:

  • Earn their CA Teaching Credential upon graduation
  • Begin teaching full time with a full time salary after graduation

In this program, students complete the CA Credential coursework shown below, while completing a B.S. in Mathematics for Teaching:

Why MfT + C?

High Quality Teachers

Mathematics Professor Phil Curtis and Education Professor Marilyn Kourilsky created the first joint program between Math & GSEIS in 1986 as a response to the shortage of well-trained mathematics teachers in middle and high schools. The program seeks to recruit students who are interested in teaching secondary mathematics, teach these students the content and pedagogical knowledge necessary for providing high quality mathematics instruction in local urban schools, and provide students with a foundation for future teacher leadership.


Studies of own graduates show, the program had placed well over one hundred and fifty mathematics majors in Los Angeles area schools - mostly inner city schools or those with substantial minority student populations. Over 80% of these graduates are still teaching.

Foundation for Teacher Leadership

Many graduates from own program are quickly recruited for leadership roles in their departments, schools, and districts. Program graduates are often asked to provide departmental leadership to implement innovative programs for struggling students, to serve as department chair, and to teach Advanced Placement courses, etc.

Preparation for the Program

The MfT + C is a challenging high caliber program. Interested students should complete Math31AB, Math32AB, Math33AB or their equivalent by the end of their sophomore year to make adequate room for upper division mathematics coursework and CA credential coursework in their junior and senior year.

Additional Credential

In addition to this program's coursework, you will need to complete the CBEST, fingerprinting, and U.S. Constitution requirements for a CA teaching credential. See CA Teaching Credential.

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