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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