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### Mathematics and Statistics Department

### BA - Mathematics, Preparation for Teaching

This 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 a BA in Mathematics. The BA- Mathematics Preparation for Teaching is approved as subject matter preparation for a single subject credential by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). Individuals who do not wish to complete one of the degree programs, or individuals seeking a single subject credential in subject areas not listed must pass all portions of the appropriate Commission-approved subject matter examination(s).

Minimum grade point average (GPA) criteria is required for verification of subject matter competency. Completion of the program will not guarantee admission to the credential program. Like all other applicants, students must meet credential program standards and undergo screening for admission. See "Teaching: How to Become a Teacher in California" (see Teaching) for information on application and admission to credential programs.

33 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.

*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. These roadmaps are an advising tool that outlines a path of courses a student can take to complete requirements for graduation. 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).

*Major-Specific Graduation Requirements*

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

Course Requirements | ||||||

University Graduation Requirements | 47 | |||||

Core Lower Division General Education | 30 | |||||

Of the 39 units required by the university, 9 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 | 9 | |||||

Of the 9 units required by the university, 0 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details. | ||||||

American Institutions | 6 | |||||

Coursework shown below for the 6 units required by the university are double counted within GE. Other courses do meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. Consult with major advisor for details. | ||||||

Complete one sequence from: | ||||||

African American Studies | 6 | |||||

AFAM 002A. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and Government | D2 | 3 | ||||

AFAM 002B. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and Government | M7 | 3 | ||||

Asian American Studies | 6 | |||||

AAS 033A. Asian Americans in U.S. History I | D2 | 3 | ||||

AAS 033B. Asian Americans in U.S. History II | M7 | 3 | ||||

U.S. History and Government | 6 | |||||

HIST 015A. Essentials of U.S. History | M12 | 3 | ||||

HIST 015B. Essentials of U.S. & California Government | M11 | 3 | ||||

Can be taken as POLS 015 A/B as well. | ||||||

Mexican American Studies | 6 | |||||

MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and Government | D2 | 3 | ||||

MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and Government | M7 | 3 | ||||

Physical Education | 2 | |||||

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 http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html. | ||||||

A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement. | ||||||

Preparation for the Major | 13-15 | |||||

MATH 100W. Technical Writing Workshop | Z | 3 | ||||

PHYS 50 and one of PHYS 51, PHYS 52. | 8 | |||||

Complete one course from: | ||||||

MATH 050. Scientific Computing I | 2 | |||||

MATH 109. Mathematical Software | 3 | |||||

MATH 167. Programming in SAS | 3 | |||||

CS 046A. Introduction to Programming | 4 | |||||

CS 049C. Programming in C | 3 | |||||

CS 049J. Programming in Java | 3 | |||||

Requirements of the Major | 46-49 | |||||

Lower Division Courses | 13-16 | |||||

MATH 031. Calculus II | B4 | 4 | ||||

MATH 032. Calculus III | B4 | 3 | ||||

MATH 042. Discrete Mathematics | 3 | |||||

Complete one course from: | ||||||

MATH 030. Calculus I | B4 | 3 | ||||

MATH 030P. Calculus I with Precalculus | B4 | 5 | ||||

MATH 030PL. Calculus I with Precalculus | B4 | 6 | ||||

Upper Division Core | 18 | |||||

MATH 104. History of Mathematics | 3 | |||||

MATH 108. Introduction to Abstract Mathematics and Proofs | 3 | |||||

MATH 115. Modern Geometry and Transformations | 3 | |||||

MATH 128A. Abstract Algebra I | 3 | |||||

MATH 129A. Linear Algebra I | 3 | |||||

MATH 131A. Introduction to Analysis | 3 | |||||

Additional Requirements | 15 | |||||

MATH 161A. Applied Probability and Statistics I | 3 | |||||

MATH 161B. Applied Probability and Statistics II | 3 | |||||

Complete one course from: | ||||||

MATH 126. Theory of Numbers | 3 | |||||

MATH 201B. Mathematics for Secondary Teachers | 3 | |||||

Complete one course from: | ||||||

MATH 128B. Abstract Algebra II | 3 | |||||

MATH 129B. Linear Algebra II | 3 | |||||

MATH 131B. Introduction to Real Variables | 3 | |||||

MATH 175. Introduction to Topology | 3 | |||||

Complete one course from: | ||||||

MATH 134. Ord. Diff. Eqns and Dynamical Systems | 3 | |||||

MATH 142. Introduction to Combinatorics | 3 | |||||

MATH 143C. Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing | 3 | |||||

MATH 143M. Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing | 3 | |||||

MATH 170. Mathematical Modeling for the Life Sciences | 3 | |||||

MATH 177. Linear and Non-Linear Optimization | 3 | |||||

MATH 178. Mathematical Modeling | 3 | |||||

University Electives | 9-14 | |||||

Total Units: | 120 | |||||

Note: MATH 102 is required in order to meet the subject matter requirement for a teaching credential.