Mathematics and Statistics Department

BA - Mathematics, Preparation for Teaching (Integrated)

This integrated major is designed for students interested in teaching mathematics in high school or middle school. The following course work satisfies San José State University's requirements for (1) a BA in Mathematics, (2) a single subject teaching credential in mathematics (SSC), and (3) an education specialist instruction credential in mild to moderate disabilities (ESC). The integrated BA Mathematics Preparation for Teaching has also been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) as an integrated undergraduate teacher preparation program. Students who complete the 4-year BA Math degree will be recommended to the CCTC for a preliminary single subject credential to teach middle school and high school mathematics. Students who complete the ESC requirements for an additional semester after graduation will be recommended to the CCTC for a preliminary education specialist credential to teach math to students with special needs.

Students in the integrated program must have successfully passed the California Basic Educational Skills Test (or equivalent alternatives) and completed 80% of math coursework in order to satisfy subject matter competency and engage in solo teaching in middle school or high school math classrooms. Minimum grade point average (GPA) criteria is required to verify subject matter competency and entry to student teaching.

The subject matter preparation component of the integrated BA Math Preparation for Teaching Program includes (1) a minimum of 30 semester units of core mathematics coursework that is directly related to subjects that are commonly taught in departmentalized mathematics classes in California public schools and (2) a minimum of 15 semester units of coursework that provides extended study (breadth and depth) of the subject. 30 upper division units of mathematics are required for this degree. If upper division requirements are satisfied using transferred lower division courses, then additional upper division math courses will need to be taken to obtain the required number of upper division units.

33 upper division units of credential courses are also required for this degree and need to be taken at SJSU.

University Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.

4-Year Program Roadmap

Students may find a roadmap for this program here. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Transfer Degrees (ADT) pathway roadmaps can be found here.

Major-Specific Graduation Requirements

All courses in the Preparation and Required in the Major must be completed with a grade of "C- or better", and the following Preparation for the Major course with a grade of "C or better": MATH 100W.

All credential courses in the Preparation and Required in the Major must be completed with a grade of "B" or better.

Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements35
Core Lower Division General Education27
Of the 39 units required by the university, 12 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C-" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Note: Students who have completed the ADT Transfer Degree (under SB 1440) for this major will have completed all Lower Division GE Requirements and should follow the 60 unit guarantee roadmap. Meet with an advisor prior to registering for your first semester for the 60 unit roadmap or specific questions.
Upper Division General Education
Of the 9 units required by the university, 9 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A/B) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A/B, 2A/B) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
African American Studies6
AFAM 002A. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentD23
AFAM 002B. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentD3+US1233
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in U.S. History ID23
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in U.S. History IID3+US1233
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015. Essentials of U.S. History D2+US13
POLS 015. Essentials of U.S. & California Government D3+US233
Mexican American Studies6
MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD23
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD3+US1233
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
Preparation for the Major13-15
ENGR 100W. Engineering ReportsZR3
MTED 184X. Student Teaching Phase I4
PHYS 050. General Physics/MechanicsB1B34
Complete one course from:
MATH 050. Scientific Computing I2
MATH 167. Programming in SAS3
CS 046A. Introduction to Programming4
CS 049C. Programming in C3
CS 049J. Programming in Java3
Requirements of the Major72-75
Lower Division Courses13-16
MATH 031. Calculus IIB44
MATH 032. Calculus IIIB43
MATH 042. Discrete Mathematics3
Complete one course from:
MATH 030. Calculus IB43
MATH 030P. Calculus I with PrecalculusB45
MATH 030PL. Calculus I with PrecalculusB46
Upper Division Core27
EDSE 102. Speech, Language & Typical, Atypical DevV3
EDSE 124. Methodologies for Eng Learners w/out DisS3
MATH 102. Secondary School Mathematics3
MATH 108. Introduction to Abstract Mathematics and Proofs3
MATH 115. Modern Geometry and Transformations3
MATH 128A. Abstract Algebra I3
MATH 129A. Linear Algebra I3
MATH 131A. Introduction to Analysis3
MTED 394. Secondary School Mathematics3
Additional Requirements32
EDEL 294. Research and Practices in Health and Special Education3
EDSE 215. Assessment And Evaluation of Individuals with Mild/Moderate Disabilities3
EDSE 218B. ASD: Mild to Moderate Disabilities3
EDSE 279. Managing Behavior and Emotional Problems of Students in Special Education3
MATH 161A. Applied Probability and Statistics I3
MATH 161B. Applied Probability and Statistics II3
MTED 184Y. Student Teaching II - Classroom Teaching4
MTED 184Z. Student Teaching III - Classroom Teaching4
Complete one course from:
MATH 126. Theory of Numbers3
MATH 201B. Mathematics for Secondary Teachers3
Complete one course from:
MATH 128B. Abstract Algebra II3
MATH 129B. Linear Algebra II3
MATH 131B. Introduction to Real Variables3

Total Units:120