Information for Math Majors in the Secondary Teaching Option

Major requirements and Credential information for students who began:

Fall 2008 or later.

Fall 2005 - Spring 2008.

PRIOR to Fall 2005. Please note the main changes to the old program: Math 411 and 412 are no longer offered. You may use Math 470 in place of 411 and one of the following in place of 412: 460, 462, or 463. Note also that several courses were renumbered. Math 364 is now 360; 373 is now 370; 441 is now 341. Please send e-mail to if you have further questions about changes to the Secondary Teaching Option.

Credential Information

To achieve subject matter clearance for the Credential Program a GPA of at least 2.6 is necessary for all courses in the major and no major course grade may be lower than C. Use this online calculator to compute your GPA: GPA Calculator.

In order to apply for the Credential Program, you must first read the Information Session information linked here.

Funding Opportunities

The Noyce Scholar Program provides up to $10,000 per year for undergraduate math majors AND single subject math credential students who are preparing to become secondary math teachers.

There are many programs, scholarships, and loan programs available to students interested in teaching careers. For example, the Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE) provides up to $19,000 in assumption of educational loans for students planning to teach mathematics or science. Juniors, seniors and credential students are eligible. For more information about APLE, visit the website: For additional scholarship and loan possibilities, inquire at CSUN's Financial Aid Office.

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