Integrated Mathematics Major/Single Subject Credential Program

Units required for Major and Credential: 90

Program Description

Teaching credential candidates must complete the Professional Education Program in addition to other requirements for a teaching credential. Consult the Department credential advisor for details. You may also obtain information about the Professional Education Program from the Teacher Preparation and Credentials Office, Eureka Hall 216, (916) 278-6403.

Students in the Integrated Mathematics Major/Single Subject Credential Program (also called the Blended Program in Mathematics) begin their pedagogical studies while they are completing the mathematics courses required for the Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. The mathematics requirements include all of the courses required for the subject matter program in mathematics (see above), and MATH 198. Students who are interested in being admitted to the Blended Program in Mathematics must plan ahead, and must see their advisor as soon as possible.

Note: Due to continuing policy changes, it is important to consult a credential advisor for current details.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for the Blended Program include junior class standing with a minimum overall GPA of 2.67, a grade of "C-" or better in MATH 108, passing the Writing Placement for Juniors Exam (WPJ), spending and documenting at least 45 hours observing classes, tutoring, or teaching in a variety of settings in grades 7-12, taking all three sections of the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST), and submitting an application packet to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. A completed application packet includes:

  • an application form;
  • an essay outlining reasons for entering a career in teaching;
  • two letters of recommendation;
  • two sets of transcripts from each college or university attended, other than Sacramento State; and
  • one complete Sacramento State transcript.

The application packet may be submitted during the semester in which the requirements for admission are being completed, so the application may be submitted during the semester in which enrollment in MATH 108 occurs.

Prerequisite/Corequisite Requirements

There are three courses which are prerequisites or corequisites to the Blended Program and students are encouraged to take these courses prior to formal admission:

EDUC 170Bilingual Education: Introduction to Educating English Learners3
EDUC 100AEducating Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings2
EDUC 100BEducating Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings Lab1
HLSC 136School Health Education2

Program Requirements

Lower Division Core Courses (21 Units)
MATH 30Calculus I4
MATH 31Calculus II4
MATH 32Calculus III4
MATH 35Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MATH 45Differential Equations for Science and Engineering3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Programming Logic
Programming Concepts and Methodology I
Visual Programming in BASIC
Introduction to C Programming
Upper Division Core Courses (15 Units)
MATH 108Introduction to Formal Mathematics3
MATH 110AModern Algebra3
MATH 110BModern Algebra3
MATH 130AFunctions of a Real Variable3
MATH 130BFunctions of a Real Variable3
Additional Requirements for Specialized Study (12-18 Units)
Select an emphasis from the following four options:12 - 18
Emphasis in Pure Mathematics
Emphasis in Applied Mathematics
Emphasis in Statistics
Teacher Preparation Program
Total Units48-54

Emphasis in Teacher Preparation Program

STAT 1Introduction to Statistics3
MATH 102Number Theory3
MATH 121College Geometry3
MATH 190History Of Mathematics3
MATH 193Capstone Course for the Teaching Credential Candidate3
Total Units15

In addition, students in the Blended Program take all the courses required for the Subject Matter Program in Mathematics (see above), as well as MATH 198 and the following education classes:

EDTE 372
EDTE 373
EDTE 384
EDTE 386
MATH 316The Psychology of Mathematics Instruction2
MATH 371ASchools and Community A2
MATH 371BSchools and Community B2
Total Units6