Sophomore Pre-Math Majors

We encourage sophomore pre-math majors interested in teaching mathematics as a profession to:

  • take the Math 74 SL seminar*
  • complete Math 32A, 32B, 33A, 33B, and 115A
  • finish completing three of:
    Physics 1A or 5A, 1B or 5B, 1C or 5C, Chem 20A, Chem 20B, Pic 10B – 97
  • if you haven’t already, complete the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST)** required for a CA Teaching Credential
  • if you are interested in completing the Math for LA: Integrated Pathway, be sure to apply before Fall of your junior year. 
*Math 74SL: Mathematics and Pedagogy for Teaching Elementary Mathematics

Explore K-5 mathematics from a professional perspective. Practice effective teaching strategies for all learners. Discuss current research and standards in math education. Complete field work in a local elementary school. Prerequisite: None. This field experience counts for 20 of the 600 clinical fieldwork hours required for a CA Teaching Credential.

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** About the CBEST:

The CBEST is a test of basic skills which all candidates applying for a CA Teaching Credential must pass. How students can satisfy the requirement: 

  • take the CBEST, register online at: CA Basic Educational Skills Test
  • SAT (taken before March 2016) score of 500 or higher on the Critical Reading section along with score of 550 or higher on the Mathematics section
  • SAT (taken after March 2016) score of 560 or higher on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section along with score of 570 or higher on the Mathematics section
  • ACT score of 22 or higher on the English section along with a score of 23 or higher on the Mathematics section
  • College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations: a score of 3 or higher on the College Board AP English exam and AP Calculus or AP Statistics exam

If you have questions, please reach out to our student advisors.