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. A bachelor’s degree in any of the four options of the mathematics major also demonstrates subject matter competence. The best preparation for students interested in pursuing the Single-Subject Credential in Mathematics is the Education option of the Bachelor of Science 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.
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.