Math for LA Scholarship
ELIGIBILITY: Undergraduate students in Math for LA who are serious about pursuing a career as a teacher. Students must meet the following criteria:
- Student must be at least one of the following:
- Seniors in the Math for Teaching Major or Math for Teaching Minor.
- Seniors accepted into the Joint Math Education Pathway
- Juniors accepted into the Integrated Pathway
- Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the student’s financial aid package or equivalent. (We will contact FAFSA for this information)
- Overall GPA must be 3.0+
- Write an original intellectual property classroom activity designed:
- For use in a middle or high school mathematics classroom for completion in one class period (50 – 100 minutes)
- To facilitate student understanding of why a particular piece of mathematics is true OR how a particular piece of mathematics is used by people.
- To engage students in small groups to create the mathematical understanding outlined in the learning objectives.
- February 4th, 2022 at 11:59pm
Join us for our Winter quarter Information Session. This session will be held in person on the hill!
We are excited to share information regarding the Integrated Pathway, provide more information about the math education courses offered through the math department, and announce the Applied Mathematics Mentorship Program. AMMP is an opportunity for undergraduate math majors and minors to work alongside 7th – 9th grade teachers and students in applied mathematics research investigations. Join us for more information regarding this opportunity.
Math for LA is a UCLA Mathematics Department program administered by the Curtis Center which supports undergraduates interested in K-12 mathematics curriculum, instruction, assessment and leadership careers.
In particular, Math for LA provides UCLA undergrads with:
- math for teaching courses
- a Math for Teaching major
- a Math for Teaching minor
- a subject mater competency program
- research experience
- advising, and
- two CA teaching credential pathways in collaboration with the UCLA Teacher Education Program
Resources and Support
Learn about the pedagogy content courses and our Math for Teaching (MfT) capstone Major/Minor.
Learn about our pathways and how to earn a CA Single Subject Teaching Credential.
Learn about the coursework you can complete during undergrad to earn a CA Teaching Credential.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to apply to be a Math for LA member? How do I join?
Students do not need to apply to become a member of Math for LA. You are a Math for LA student if you meet at least one of the following requirements:
- Have completed at least one pedagogical math course offered through the mathematics department: Math 73XP, Math 74XP, Math 75XP, Math 105A, Math 105B or Math 105C
- Are a Math for Teaching Major or Minor
- Are in one of our credential pathways that are offered jointly with the Graduate School of Education: Joint Math Education Pathway and the Integrated Pathway
- Are satisfying the Subject Matter Competence credential requirement via the Subject Matter Preparation Program
I would like to teach right after I graduate with my bachelors. Can I receive teacher trainings and earn a teaching credential as an undergraduate?
Math for LA offers two pathways – jointly created by the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and the Mathematics Department – each leading to a California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics.
In these pathways, you learn about pedagogy and develop the essential skills every teacher needs for their career. You not only learn how to create you own lessons, but you also learn about educational research and theory that will help you cater your lessons to meet the needs of your students. You will also complete teacher observations in nearby public schools and have the opportunity to teach your own lessons to students. By the end of these pathways, you will have developed a teacher toolkit and be ready to teach your own classroom as a full time K-12 math educator.
- In the Integrated pathway, students complete courses in education and mathematics during their junior and senior years to earn a California teaching credential upon graduation.
- In the Joint Math Education Pathway (JMEP), students complete courses in education and mathematics during their senior year. They complete additional education courses the following summer to earn a California teaching credential. Over the following academic year, they complete graduate courses to earn a master’s degree in Education.
For more information, contact the Curtis Center in 5602 Mathematical Sciences Building; or the Mathematics Student Services Office in 6356 Mathematical Sciences Building.
If you have additional questions, please reach out to our student advisors.