Sophomore Non-Math Majors

We encourage sophomores interested in teaching mathematics as a profession who are majoring in a subject other than mathematics to:

*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