Mathematics / Undergraduate Study

Teaching Secondary Mathematics Minor

The Teaching Secondary Mathematics minor is designed for students majoring in fields other than mathematics who plan to teach secondary mathematics after graduation. The minor recognizes completion of requisite coursework for the Joint Mathematics Education Program and also prepares students for the contents of the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET). Post-bachelor credentialing programs will see that students with this minor have taken coursework on secondary mathematics from an advanced standpoint that is recommended by the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. This minor is not open to students in any Mathematics Department major.

To enter the minor, students must have completed Mathematics 115A with a grade of C or better. If Mathematics 115A was not completed at UCLA, students must show proof that they completed an equivalent course with a grade of C or better.

Required Upper-Division Courses (29 units): Mathematics 105A, 105B, 105C, 110A or 117, 115A, 120A or 123, 131A.

Mathematics 115A is intended to be the first upper-division course taken. It is strongly advised that students take Mathematics 115A as soon as the major is declared, if not earlier.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade with a grade of C− or better in each, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better in the minor. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.