Bachelor of Arts Mathematics with a Preliminary Single Subject Credential (California)

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The Bachelor of Art in Mathematics with a Preliminary California Single Subject Teaching Credential provides a rigorous education that prepares candidates for a career as a teacher of mathematics at the middle and secondary school levels. The program stresses foundation in mathematics and its application. This program prepares candidates for professional work as single subject teachers in a changing cultural and economic environment.

For additional information on credential requirements, please see the School of Education Credential Information section of the catalog.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Employ a variety of reasoning skills and effective strategies for solving problems both within the discipline of mathematics and in applied settings that include non-routine situations
  • Use language and mathematical symbols to communicate mathematical ideas in the connections and interplay among various mathematical topics and their applications that cover range of phenomena across appropriate disciplines
  • Use current technology tools, such as computers, calculators, graphing utilities, video, and interactive programs that are appropriate for the research and study in mathematics
  • Employ algebra and number theory ideas and tools as a base of a fundamental language of mathematics research and communication
  • Develop fundamental knowledge in geometry
  • Model real world problems with a variety of algebraic and transcendental functions
  • Use advanced statistics and probability concepts and methods
  • Use educational technology to meet the needs of all learners including those with special needs linguistically and culturally diverse students
  • Explain how to support growth in cognitive, social, physical and emotional domains
  • Create a positive learning environment that ensures healthy human growth
  • Utilize systematic observations, documentation, and other assessment strategies in a responsible manner to facilitate and account for learning and to support positive growth
  • Design, implement, and evaluate standards-based lesson plans for learning and achievement in content areas
  • Demonstrate professional standards and ethics
  • Utilize different teaching strategies to accomplish the teaching and learning goals


To receive a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a Single Subject Teaching Credential, candidates must complete at least 180 quarter units as articulated below, 45 of which must be completed in residence at National University, 76.5 of which must be completed at the upper-division level and a minimum 70.5 units of the University General Education requirements. In the absence of transfer credit, additional general electives may be necessary to satisfy total units for the degree. The following courses are specific degree requirements. Students should refer to the section on undergraduate admission procedures for specific information on admission and evaluation.
Preparation for the Major (6 courses; 27 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
Requirements for the Major (21 courses; 90 quarter units)
Mathematics Requirements (9 courses; 40.5 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
Education Theory and Methodology Requirements (7 courses; 31.5 quarter units)
Students must complete TED 305 prior to TPA 1. All Teacher Education (TED) courses include a field experience component. It is strongly recommended students take the following courses in the order they are listed.
Core Requisite(s):
Student Teaching Requirements (4 courses; 13.5 quarter units)
TED 530A, 530B, 531A and 531B are field experience courses receiving a Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory grade and are not factored into cumulative GPA.
Credentialing Requirement (1 course; 4.5 quarter units)
    (1 course; 4.5 quarter units)
    Students must have senior standing to enroll in this class.
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