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Specialization in Teaching Mathematics

Lead Faculty: Dr. Zhonghe Wu

Designed to improve the quality of teaching mathematics in grades K-9, courses focus on the pedagogy of mathematics and the development of balanced instructional programs that meet the needs of today’s diverse students. Content prepares teacher credential holders and/or candidates for the CSET 1 and 2 Foundational Level Mathematics Exam. In order to be successful in this program, potential candidates should have basic mathematics knowledge and skills (equivalent to CSET multiple subject and Praxis II elementary education) or above.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze current principles, state and national standards, trends and issues in teaching Mathematics in grades K-9.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to develop a balanced program of mathematics instruction that includes conceptual understanding, procedural fluency and problem solving in Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, Probability and Number Theory.
  3. Apply evidence-based best practices research in the delivery and evaluation of a balanced mathematics education program.


Required Courses (4 courses; 18 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):