Mathematics Courses

Introductory Courses

CalTeach-Math courses prepare students for later admission to a California credential program. The senior CalTeach course is required in the Math for Teaching major and minor, but you do not need to have completed the other CalTeach courses to enroll. They are open to all Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math majors.

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Math for Teaching Major

The Mathematics for Teaching major is designed for students planning to teach mathematics at a secondary school. The major is not weak, purposefully including the coursework preparatory for graduate school in mathematics. It provides broad exposure to mathematical knowledge for teaching, an introduction to an array of professional issues in mathematics teaching and a substantial foundation for potential teacher leaders. See the specifics here. Completing the major fulfills the requirements for the Subject Matter Waiver listed below.

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Math 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.

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Subject Matter Waiver Program

The UCLA Mathematics Department is one of three UC campuses with a CA-approved subject matter program in mathematics, which replaces the need for students to take the California Subject Examination for Teachers (a math exam that California math teachers must pass). See the details under Single Subject Waiver Program. Completing the Math for Teaching Major fulfills the requirements for the Subject Matter Waiver.

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Education Courses

Obtaining a California Teaching Credential involves additional requirements beyond mathematics courses. Consider the Math for LA: Finish in 4 Years or Math for LA: Finish in 5 Years programs which allow you to complete most or all of the required education courses before you graduate.

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