## CSET Preparation

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Students pursuing a California mathematics or foundational-level mathematics single-subject teaching credential may elect either the B.A. or B.S. program. In addition to earning a degree, students must show subject matter competency by passing the CSET (California Subject Exams for Teachers) in mathematics. Contact the Mathematics Credential Coordinator, Dr. Dennis Parker at dparker@pacific.edu for additional credential requirements. Below are the recommended coursework options for the B.A. and the B.S.

**1. B.A. for Single Subject Math with CSET (California Subject Exams for Teachers)**

*Core:*

- MATH 051, 053, 055 : Calculus I, II, and III
- MATH 049, Introduction to Abstract Mathematics
- MATH 141, Linear Algebra
- MATH 037, 039, or 131 (Probability and Statistics course)
- MATH 143, Abstract Algebra

*Recommended Electives:*

- MATH 164, Topics in the History of Mathematics
- MATH 166, Mathematics Concepts for Secondary Education
- MATH 168, Modern Geometries

**2. B.S. for Single Subject Math with CSET**

*Core:*

- MATH 051, 053, 055: Calculus I, II, and III.
- MATH 049, Introduction to Abstract Mathematics
- MATH 141, Linear Algebra
- MATH 143, Abstract Algebra
- MATH 155, Real Analysis

*Recommended Electives:*

- MATH 072, Operations Research Models
- MATH 074, Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics
- MATH 131, Probability and Mathematical Statistics I
- MATH 164, Topics in the History of Mathematics
- MATH 166, Mathematics Concepts for Secondary Education
- MATH 168, Modern Geometries

Students who do not major in mathematics, but wish to earn a California mathematics or foundational-level mathematics teaching credential, may consider earning a minor in mathematics to help prepare them for the CSET exams. Below are minor coursework options recommended for mathematics teacher preparation.

- MATH 051, 053: Calculus I and II
- MATH 049, Introduction to Abstract Mathematics
- MATH 037, Introduction to Probability and Statistics
- MATH 141, Linear Algebra
- MATH 166, Mathematics Concepts for Secondary Education
- MATH 168, Modern Geometries