Math for LA is an effort of the Mathematics Department’s Curtis Center to improve the mathematics experiences of Los Angeles K-12 students. Its offerings include two credential pathways, a major, a minor and a sequence of mathematics education courses (M73XP, 74XP, 75XP and 105ABC).

Math for LA also supports UCLA undergraduates as they navigate their coursework and pursue a career in K-12 mathematics education. This support includes:

  • math for teaching courses
  • a Math for Teaching major
  • a Math for Teaching minor
  • a subject mater competency program
  • internships
  • research experience
  • scholarships
  • advising, and
  • two CA teaching credential pathways in collaboration with the UCLA Teacher Education Program

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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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

 

 

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