Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with an Inspired Teaching and Learning Single Subject Credential (California)

The Bachelor of Art in Mathematics with a Inspired Teaching in Learning Preliminary Single Subject Credential provides a rigorous education preparing 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 teacher candidates with the knowledge, skills and dispositions required for entry into California’s teaching profession as a mathematics teacher. It is designed for teacher candidates who will be dedicated to inspiring all PK12 learners by ensuring for them: social-emotional thriving, meaningful academic achievement, and equitable and inclusive learning communities. The program and courses meet the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requirements for a Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential.

*Please Note: To avoid interruptions to program progress and/or financial aid arrangements, students need to satisfy/pass the Basic Skills Requirement (e.g., CBEST) and Subject Matter Competency Requirement (e.g., CSET) PRIOR to starting the single credential area method courses.

For additional information on credential requirements, please see the Sanford College of Education’s 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


To receive a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a Inspired Teaching and Learning Single Subject Teaching Credential (California), 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. All students receiving an undergraduate degree in Nevada are required by State Law to complete a course in Nevada Constitution.
Preparation for the Major (6 courses; 27 quarter units)
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Requirements for the Major (23 courses; 99 quarter units)
Mathematics Requirements (9 courses; 40.5 quarter units)
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