## Math for LA offers a variety of opportunities for undergraduates interested in a rewarding career in mathematics education.

## Math for LA

## Mathematics Education Courses

We offer six specialized courses for undergraduates interested in careers in K-12 mathematics instruction, curriculum and assessment. The courses offer extensive development of pedagogical content knowledge, professional standards, current mathematics education research, and clinical fieldwork. They are a substantial foundation for future leadership in the field.

- Math 73XP Key Issues in Mathematics Education
- Math 74XP Mathematics and Pedagogy for Teaching Elementary Mathematics
- Math 75XP Mathematics and Pedagogy for Teaching Middle School Mathematics
- Math 105ABC Mathematics and Pedagogy for Teaching High School Mathematics

## Math for Teaching Major and Minor

We offer a major and a minor for undergraduates interested in careers in K-12 mathematics instruction, curriculum and assessment.

## Annual Information Sessions

Dates and Times

Nov. 07th, 2023 | 3 – 5PM

Feb. 13th, 2024 | 3 – 5PM

Events

2023 Fall Information Session

2024 Winter Information Session

Location

MS 6221

MS 6221

## Plan Your Path

## Freshman

We encourage pre-math freshman interested in a career in K-12 mathematics education to:

- enroll in Math 73XP Fall quarter,
- start the pre-major requirements for the Math for Teaching major, and

- fulfill the U.S. Constitution requirement for the CA Teaching Credential by taking one of the following general ed courses:

Hist 13A/B/C, Hist 143A/B, Pol Sci 40.

We encourage freshman interested in a career in K-12 mathematics education who are planning to major in a subject other than mathematics to:

- enroll in Math 73XP Fall quarter,
- start the pre-minor requirements for the Math for Teaching minor, and
- fulfill the U.S. Constitution requirement for the CA Teaching Credential by taking one of the following general ed courses:

Hist 13A/B/C, Hist 143A/B, Pol Sci 40.

## Sophomore

We encourage sophomore pre-math majors interested in a career in K-12 mathematics education to:

- enroll in Math 74XP Winter quarter,
- complete the pre-major requirements for the Math for Teaching major,
- review the California Basic Skills guidelines to determine how to satisfy this requirement for a CA Teaching Credential,
- declare a Math for Teaching Major
- if interested, apply to the Math for LA Integrated Pathway by week 5 of your Spring quarter.

We encourage sophomores interested in a career in K-12 mathematics education who are majoring in a subject other than mathematics to:

- enroll in Math 74XP Winter quarter,
- complete the pre-minor requirements for the Math for Teaching minor,
- declare a Math for Teaching Minor
- review the California Basic Skills guidelines to determine how to satisfy this requirement for a CA Teaching Credential.

## Junior

We encourage junior math majors interested in a career in K-12 mathematics education to:

- declare a Math for Teaching Major if you have not already done so
- enroll in Math 75XP Spring quarter
- complete Math 110A or 117 by the end of Spring quarter so you can enroll in M105A Fall of your senior year

- if interested in the Joint Mathematics Education Program:
- complete enough of your major’s upper division coursework so that you have no more than 24 units of major coursework left to complete in your senior year.
- apply by December 1st of Fall quarter

- if enrolled in the Integrated Mathematics Education Pathway, complete Ed 107A, and Math 73 – 75 XP by the end of Spring quarter; complete Ed 409, and Ed 425 in your rising senior summer.

We encourage juniors interested in a career in K-12 mathematics education who are majoring in a subject other than mathematics to:

- declare a Math for Teaching Minor if you have not already done so
- enroll in Math 75XP Spring quarter
- complete Math 110A or 117 by the end of Spring quarter so you can enroll in M105A Fall of your senior year
- if interested, apply for the Joint Mathematics Education Program by December 1st of Fall quarter

## Senior

We encourage seniors preparing for a career in K-12 mathematics education to:

- complete Math 105AB&C
- complete your particular math major’s upper division coursework
- if enrolled in the Integrated Mathematics Education Pathway or the Joint Mathematics Education Pathway, complete Ed 127, Ed 406, Ed 330AB&C, Ed 360AB&C, and Ed 405AB&C.

### Notes:

**Math 105
**The Math 105AB&C coursework includes field experience that counts for 20 of the 600 clinical fieldwork hours required for a CA Teaching Credential.

Math 105 is a UCLA-designated capstone course and as such has the following prerequisites: *for 105A*: M110A or 117; *for 105B*: M120A or 123; f*or 105C*: M131A. Please fill out the Math 105 PTE Request Form if you have trouble enrolling. For any additional questions, feel free to email curtiscenter@math.ucla.edu.

**Education Coursework **

The Education coursework in the Integrated or Joint Pathways satisfied the Pedagogical Competence requirement for a CA Teaching Credential. This coursework satisfies 280 of the 600 hours of clinical fieldwork required for a CA Teaching Credential. In addition, you will need to complete the EdTPA, a portfolio-like summative assessment. You will be guided through writing your EdTPA in these classes.

**Credential Requirements**

Review the Credential Requirements to be sure to satisfy the Basic Skills, Subject Matter Competence, US Constitution and other requirements for a CA Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics.

We encourage seniors preparing for a career in K-12 mathematics education who are majoring in a subject other than mathematics to:

- complete Math 105AB&C
- complete the Math for Teaching minor
- if enrolled in the Joint Mathematics Education Pathway, complete Ed 127, Ed 406, Ed 330AB&C, Ed 360AB&C, and Ed 405AB&C

### Notes:

**Math 105
**The Math 105AB&C coursework includes field experience that counts for 20 of the 600 clinical fieldwork hours required for a CA Teaching Credential.

Math 105 is a UCLA-designated capstone course and as such has the following prerequisites: *for 105A*: M110A or 117; *for 105B*: M120A or 123; f*or 105C*: M131A. Please fill out the Math 105 PTE Request Form if you have trouble enrolling. For any additional questions, feel free to email curtiscenter@math.ucla.edu.

**About the Education Coursework **

The Education coursework in the Integrated or Joint Pathways satisfied the Pedagogical Competence requirement for a CA Teaching Credential. This coursework satisfies 280 of the 600 hours of clinical fieldwork required for a CA Teaching Credential. In addition, you will need to complete the EdTPA, a portfolio-like summative assessment. You will be guided through writing your EdTPA in these classes.

**Credential Requirements**

Review the Credential Requirements to be sure to satisfy the Basic Skills, Subject Matter Competence, US Constitution and other requirements for a CA Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics.

## Frequently Asked Questions

Enroll in:

- Enroll in Math 73XP, Math 74XP, Math 75XP, Math 105A, Math 105B or Math 105C
- Declare a Math for Teaching Major or Minor
- Enroll in the Joint or Integrated Math Education Pathways
- Begin the coursework to satisfy the Subject Matter Competence credential requirement via the Subject Matter Preparation Program

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.

- In the Integrated Math Education Pathway, students complete courses in education and mathematics during their junior and senior years to earn a California teaching credential upon graduation.
- In the Joint Math Education Pathway, 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.

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If you have further questions, please reach out!

#### To talk with an experienced mathematics educator familiar with Math for LA offerings:

#### To talk with a Mathematics degree counselor:

Trisha Tran

Undergraduate Officer

Department of Mathematics

6356 Mathematical Sciences

(310) 206-1286

ugrad@math.ucla.edu