SINGLE SUBJECT TEACHING CREDENTIAL IN MATHEMATICS
about the Secondary Teaching Option of the math major:
NEW: Information about the
Junior-Year Integrated Mathematics Teacher Credential Program.
Information about the the Four-Year Integrated Mathematics Teacher Credential Program:
Thank you for inquiring about the Department's policies regarding the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics. We ask you to read this document with care so that you may determine whether or not we can assist you in completing the requirement for subject matter competency in mathematics. Please note that the CSUN Mathematics Department approves subject matter competence only for students who got their degree in mathematics from CSUN or who are getting their credential through CSUN.
To obtain a Single Subject Credential to teach secondary school mathematics, you must complete a State-approved program of collegiate study in mathematics (formerly called a "waiver program", now called an "academic program") or earn a passing score on the mathematics version of the CSET.
If you have questions about overall credential procedures, please visit the CSUN Credential Preparation Office in Education Room 1105 or call (818) 677-2586 or online at http://www.csun.edu/~sch_educ/cred/.
You must have no grade below a C in any mathematics course and an overall GPA in all mathematics courses of 2.6 or higher. Before seeing an advisor in the Department, compare your completed courses with the Academic Program and try to determine which requirements you have satisfied and which courses (if any) you will need to take. The substitution of different completed courses for required courses in the Academic Program is sometimes possible, but can only be determined by a Department advisor. If you desire a formal evaluation, email one of the advisors or call to make an appointment. Do not depend on "walk in" availability during office hours.
When you come for your advisement, be sure to bring complete transcripts of all college work and, if possible, a catalog from the institution(s) you attended. (You may bring unofficial transcripts to the appointment but official transcripts will be necessary before granting clearance. They do not have to be in a sealed envelope.) The transcripts are essential to a proper evaluation. There is no charge for an evaluation.
For detailed information go to http://www.csun.edu/~kme52026/teaching.html.
- No grade below a C in any mathematics course taken as an undergraduate.
- An overall GPA in all mathematics courses of 2.6 or higher.
- At least one upper-division mathematics course in each of these three areas of mathematics taught in secondary schools:
- foundations of geometry
If you have not taken the three required upper division courses, please see an advisor before enrolling. When you come for your advisement, be sure to bring complete transcripts of all college work and, if possible, a catalog from the institution(s) you attended. The transcripts are essential to a proper evaluation.
A syllabus and sample questions for the Mathematics Examination may be found at
If you pass Subtest I and Subtest II, you have satisfied subject-matter competence for a Foundational-Level Credential in mathematics.
The Introductory Degree Authorization has replaced the supplementary authorization.
For further information please contact:
Credential Advisors, Department Of Mathematics
|Kellie Evans (web)||firstname.lastname@example.org||(818) 677-2705|
|John Dyeemail@example.com||(818) 677-2233|
|Ann E. Watkinsfirstname.lastname@example.org||(818) 677-2781|
|Ramin Vakilian (web)||email@example.com||(818) 677-7786|
|Malcolm Soulefirstname.lastname@example.org||(818) 677-3111|