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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.

A grade of "C-" or better is required for courses being used to meet any requirement in this major, including courses in preparation for the major.

Course Requirements | ||||||

University Graduation Requirements | 50 | |||||

Core Lower Division General Education | 33 | |||||

Of the 39 units required by the university, 6 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. | ||||||

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. Consult with major advisor for details. | ||||||

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

Asian American Studies | 6 | |||||

AAS 033A. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political Process | M6 | 3 | ||||

AAS 033B. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political Process | M7 | 3 | ||||

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

HIST 015A. U.S. History and Government | M6 | 3 | ||||

HIST 015B. U.S. History and Government | M7 | 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 | M6 | 3 | ||||

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

Physical Education | 2 | |||||

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement | 0 | |||||

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. | ||||||

Preparation for the Major | 11-15 | |||||

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

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 | |||||

Two semesters of calculus-based physics (or with prior approval, 6 units of upper division mathematics-related courses from other departments may be substituted) | 6-8 | |||||

Requirements of the Major | 46-48 | |||||

Lower Division Courses | 13-15 | |||||

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 | ||||

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

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

University Electives | 7-13 | |||||

Total Units: | 120 | |||||

Note: MATH 201A is required in order to meet the subject matter requirement for a teaching credential.