We encourage freshmen interested in teaching mathematics as a profession who are majoring in a subject other than mathematics to:

  • take the Math 73XP seminar*
  • complete Math 31A, 31B and 32A
  • fulfill the U.S. Constitution requirement for the CA Teaching Credential by taking one of the following general ed courses:
    Hist 13A/B/C, Hist 143A/B, Pol Sci 40

Pedagogical Content Courses

Math 73XP: Key Issues in K-12 Mathematics

Enroll in Math 73XP in Fall Quarter. This course has no prerequisite and its field experience component counts towards counts for 20 of the 600 clinical fieldwork hours required for a CA Teaching Credential.


Math for Teaching Minor

The Mathematics for Teaching minor is designed to provide non-mathematics majors with mathematical and pedagogical content knowledge for teaching middle and high school school mathematics. The minor recognizes completion of requisite coursework for the Joint Mathematics Education Program and the Integrated Pathway, and also prepares students for the content of the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET). This minor is open to non-mathematics majors.


For more information about the Math for Teaching Minor, visit the undergraduate math department website.




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