Certificate in Introductory Mathematics

The Certificate in Introductory Mathematics meets the required components for the Subject Matter Authorization: Introductory Mathematics. Completion of this program allows individuals who hold a valid California teaching credential to apply for the Subject Matter Authorization: Introductory Mathematics for teaching the content matter up through ninth grade mathematics. This certificate may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students.

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.

Certificate Requirements (32-35 units)

Courses must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

Core Requirements and Electives (32-35)32-35
Core Requirements
Select at least one course from each of the following five areas, with no course used to satisfy more than one area:
A1: Algebra
Modeling with Functions
Preparation for Calculus A
Accelerated Preparation for Calculus
Preparation for Calculus A
Modeling with Calculus
Calculus I
Note: MATH 1302 and MATH 1303 may substitute for MATH 1301; however, only 3 units will apply towards the total units for the Certificate.
A2: Advanced Algebra
Accelerated Preparation for Calculus
Preparation for Calculus B
Modeling with Calculus
Calculus I
Calculus II
Applied Linear Algebra
A3 : Geometry
Modeling with Calculus
Calculus I
Calculus II
Multivariable Calculus
Mathematical Concepts and Problem Solving for Educators III
A4: Probability & Statistics
Introduction to Statistical Thinking
Statistics with Applications
A5 : Development of the Real Number System
Modeling with Calculus
Calculus I
Calculus II
Mathematical Concepts and Problem Solving for Educators I
Electives
Select an additional 14-17 units from: (1) other courses listed above not already used to meet the required categories (unless courses are restricted between two options in those categories), (2) any mathematics course numbered 2000 to 4000 applicable to the BS in Mathematics - Teaching Mathematics Concentration, or (3) the following courses:
Critical Thinking Through Applications of Mathematical Logic
Two-Dimensional Geometry Lab
Three-Dimensional Geometry Lab
Discrete Mathematics
Mathematical Concepts and Problem Solving for Educators II
Topics in Mathematics
Total Units32-35