The UCLA Math Department offers a sequence of courses which help students develop a professional understanding of K-12 mathematics content, investigate current issues and research in the teaching of mathematics, and observe and participate in K-12 mathematics classrooms. We recommend that students complete Math 73XP, Math 74XP and Math 75XP during their Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior years, and Math 105ABC during their senior year.

Fall                          Winter                  Spring

Math 73XP                Math 74XP              Math 75XP

Math 105A                Math 105B              Math 105C

In addition to the undergraduate mathematics and pedagogy courses, the mathematics department also offers Math for Teaching Major and Math for Teaching Minor to prepare undergraduate students for a career in K-12 mathematics education. Scroll below for more information.

  • Math 73XP: Key Issues in K-12 Mathematics

    Learn about the variety of career paths in the K-12 mathematics education profession. Investigate key mathematical progressions in K-12 mathematics. Complete field work in your choice of high school, middle school or elementary school. This field experience counts for 20 of the 600 clinical fieldwork hours required for a CA Teaching Credential.

    Prerequisite: None.

    Note: This course is only offered in the Fall quarter.

    Visit the CalTeach website for more information and how to enroll.

  • Math 74XP: Mathematics and Pedagogy for Teaching Elementary Mathematics

    Enroll in Math 74XP in Winter Quarter. This course has no prerequisite and its field experience component counts towards 20 of the 600 clinical fieldwork hours required for a CA Teaching Credential.

    Prerequisite: None.

    Note: This course is only offered in the Winter quarter. Keep in mind that you do not need Math 73XP before enrolling in this course. However, Math 73XP is highly recommended, so we encourage you to enroll in this course the following year.

    Visit the CalTeach website for more information and how to enroll.

  • Math 75XP: Mathematics and Pedagogy for Teaching Middle School Mathematics

    Explore 6-8 mathematics from a professional perspective. Practice effective teaching strategies for all learners. Discuss current research and standards in math education. Complete field work in a local middle school. This field experience counts for 20 of the 600 clinical fieldwork hours required for a CA Teaching Credential.

    Prerequisite: None.

    Note: This course is only offered in the Spring quarter. Keep in mind that you do not need Math 73XP or Math 74XP before enrolling in this course. However, those courses are highly recommended, so we encourage you to enroll in these course the following year.

    Visit the CalTeach website for more information and how to enroll.

  • Math 105ABC: Mathematics and Pedagogy for Teaching High School Mathematics

    Explore Grades 9-12 mathematics from a professional perspective. Practice effective teaching strategies for all learners. Discuss current research and standards in math education. Complete field work in a local high school. This field experience counts for 20 of the 600 clinical fieldwork hours required for a CA Teaching Credential.

    Prerequisite: Math 115A, Math 110A or 117, Math 120A or 123, Math 131A.

    Note: Students should complete at least three of these course prior to enrolling in Math 105A. Students may be dual enrolled in Math 105A and in one of the prerequisite courses outlined above. If you are in need of a PTE number, please fill out the form below. You may email Julian Rojas at jrojas@math.ucla.edu with additional questions.

    Math 105 PTE Request Form

    Visit the Math department's website for more information

  • Mathematics for Teaching Major

    The Mathematics for Teaching major is primarily designed for students preparing for careers in instruction, curriculum development, and assessment of high school mathematics. It is similar to the Mathematics major but has additional courses devoted to training in high school mathematics instruction. Combined with its lower-division component, the major offers exceptional training in mathematics as well as in the pedagogy and content needed to teach high school mathematics, as recommended by the Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences. Students who complete the major also earn California Subject Matter Competence for a California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics.

    Learn more about this major

    CA-approved Subject Matter Preparation Program

  • Mathematics for Teaching Minor

    The Mathematics for Teaching minor is designed for students majoring in fields other than mathematics who plan to teach secondary mathematics after graduation. This minor is available for all math majors except Math for Teaching.

    Learn more about this minor

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