and current processing fee.

Unacceptable course work includes:

To qualify, individuals must satisfy all of the following requirements:

a. course work that is not applicable toward a bachelor's degree or higher degree (remedial)

b. professional development or continuing education units

c. in-service training or workshops

d. education and education methodology course work unless a letter is provided by the chair of the subject area department stating that the course is equivalent to one offered by that department

e. course work from a department other than the subject matter authorization being sought unless a letter is provided from the chair of the subject area department stating that the course is equivalent to one offered by that department.


(NOT compliant with No Child Left Behind)

For Single Subject, Standard Secondary, and Special Secondary Teaching Credentials

Holders of Single Subject, Standard Secondary, or Special Secondary Teaching Credentials may have Introductory Mathematics added to their credential as a supplementary authorization by verifying completion of the following requirements. Supplementary authorizations cannot be issued in any subject that falls within the statutory single subject category of an applicant’s Single Subject Teaching Credential.

Applicants must satisfy one of the following requirements:

1. Official transcripts showing the completion of either 20 semester units (or 10 upper-division semester units) of non-remedial course work in mathematics, completed at a regionally accredited community college, college, or university

• 20 semester units are required if a combination of upper- and lower-division units are completed

• at least one course must be taken in each of the following areas: college algebra, geometry, and development of the real number system or introduction to mathematics; or three courses in calculus or other mathematics courses for which intermediate algebra and geometry are prerequisites listed after that subject. The balance of the 10 or 20 units may be in any mathematics course.

• a grade of “C” or higher is required in every course used to meet this requirement

• education and education methodology classes and courses outside the subject area requested will not be counted unless the applicant can get a letter from the chair of the subject area department stating that the course is equivalent to one offered by that department

• non-remedial courses are those which are applicable to a bachelor’s degree or a higher degree at a regionally accredited college or university

2. A collegiate major from a regionally-accredited college or university in a subject directly related to the subject to be listed

This authorizes the holder to teach only the mathematics content typically included in curriculum guidelines and textbooks for study in grades 9 and below to students in preschool, kindergarten, grades 1–12, or in classes organized primarily for adults.

For detailed information, including instructions for converting supplementary authorizations to subject matter authorizations, please refer to the Subject Matter Authorization Guideline Book, available on the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing’s website.

For further information please contact:

Credential Advisors, Department Of Mathematics

Kellie Evans (web) (818) 677-2705
John Dye (818) 677-2233
Ann E. Watkins (818) 677-2781
Ramin Vakilian (web) (818) 677-7786
Malcolm Soule (818) 677-3111
Mary Rosen (818) 677-7791