Certificate in Introductory Mathematics

Requirements (48 units)

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 600-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 600-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

The Certificate in Introductory Mathematics has been approved by the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing to meet the required components for the Subject Matter Authorization: Introductory Mathematics. Completion of this program allows students to apply for the Subject Matter Authorization: Introductory Mathematics for teaching the content matter up through the ninth grade mathematics.

Holders of a valid California teaching credential who satisfy the following requirements in algebra, geometry, and development of the real number system and who complete at least thirty units of this certificate may apply to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for a supplementary authorization in mathematics.

Certificate Requirements

Courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Component Areas (20)
Select at least one course from each of the following five areas, with no course used to satisfy more than one area:20
A1: Algebra
College Algebra
Methods of Calculus
Basic Concepts of Calculus
Calculus II
A2: Advanced Algebra
Pre-Calculus Mathematics
Methods of Calculus
Basic Concepts of Calculus
Calculus II
Discrete Mathematics
A3 : Geometry
Methods of Calculus
Basic Concepts of Calculus
Calculus II
Geometry in Two and Three Dimensions
A4: Probability and Statistics
The Ideas of Mathematics
Applied Statistics
Introductory Statistics and Hypothesis Testing
A5 : Development of the Real Number System
Methods of Calculus
Basic Concepts of Calculus
Calculus II
Fundamental Concepts Mathematics Educators: Fundamental Concepts Arithmetic and Geometry
Electives (28)
Select an additional 28 units from other courses listed above not already taken (unless restricted between two courses), or from the following courses:28
Critical Thinking Through Applications of Mathematical Logic
Problem Solving for Teachers Using Technology
Problem Solving and Mathematical Reasoning for Teachers I
Fundamental Concepts Mathematics Educators: Transition Concrete to Abstract Algebra and Geometry
Fundamental Concepts Mathematics Educators: Further Developments in Algebra and Geometry
Problem Solving Through Theory and Practice
Total Units48