• Undergraduate Mathematics and Pedagogy Courses

    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 the following courses during their Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior years: Math 73XP, Math 74XP, Math 75XP

    Students will complete the following capstone courses during their senior year: Math 105A, Math 105B, and Math 105C

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  • Subject Matter Preparation Program

    Candidates for a CA Single Subject Credential in Mathematics must demonstrate “subject matter competence” by achieving a passing score on California’s three-part Subject Examination for Teachers in Mathematics (CSET) or by completing a CA-approved Subject Matter Preparation Program.

    The UCLA Math Department has a CA-approved Subject Matter Preparation Program in Mathematics. Upon completion of this program, students request a letter of completion from the UCLA Mathematics Department which verifies their “Subject Matter Competence.” Note: Completing the Math for Teaching Major fulfills the requirements of the Subject Matter Preparation Program.

    Please email ucla undergrad math at once you complete 100% of the coursework to receive a CSET waiver. ugrad@math.ucla.edu 

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  • Mathematics for Teaching Major

    The Mathematics for Teaching major is designed for students planning to teach mathematics at a secondary school. The major includes the coursework preparatory for graduate studies in mathematics as well as 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 Preparation Program listed below.

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  • 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.

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