Students interested in teaching mathematics at the secondary level may wish to complete the Single-Subject Matter Preparation Program (SSMP) in Mathematics. To be admitted to a Single Subject Teaching Credentialing program, a prospective teacher must earn a bachelor’s degree and demonstrate subject matter competence. Satisfying the requirements of the SSMP demonstrates the subject matter competence required for a credential in mathematics.
Students interested in the SSMP should consult the mathematics SSMP Coordinator as soon as possible to obtain detailed information on GPA requirements and the portfolio of work that must be compiled, as well as advice on how to best coordinate completion of the SSMP and the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.
Note: The SSMP is not a major. Students must also satisfy the requirements of a major to receive a bachelor’s degree. For more information on the Single Subject Matter Preparation, see the department website: http://www.csusm.edu/math.
Any mathematics courses numbered 411 through 599 approved for the mathematics major, and not already used to satisfy a requirement above. *Students may substitute MATH 242 and an additional 3 units of electives for MATH 442.