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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics 4+1 Secondary Teaching Program

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The Mathematics 4+1 Secondary Teacher’s Program is designed for students at Saint Mary’s College who are interested in becoming mathematics teachers at the secondary level and also earning a California Teaching Credential through the Kalmanovitz School of Education at Saint Mary’s College. The student completes all courses to satisfy the mathematics major under the pure track in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science with a few specific choices of courses, the Core Curriculum requirements, and yearly teaching experiences. In the senior year, the student take four Single Subject Teaching courses to begin the teaching credential program. The student completes the remaining requirements for the teaching credential in the fifth year at SMC. At the end of four years, the student earns their BS in mathematics and at the end of the + 1 year the successful student earns the California teaching credential.

Lower Division

The lower division mathematics and computer science courses required for this program are the same as for all mathematics major with the addition of MATH 99 (Math Games). The required upper division mathematics courses are:

In addition, the student must complete the following:

  • SSTE 211 Social and Psychological Foundations of Education
  • SSTE 254 Foundations of Literacy (.5)
  • SSTE 274 Universal Access to Education
  • SSTE 276 Health Education (.5)
  • EDUC 020 Introduction to the Teaching Profession,
  • at least 2 semesters of facilitating Calc Lab
  • EDUC 122: Education Field Experience


First year students should take MATH 027 , MATH 038 , and CS 021 . Failure to take these courses in the first year may make it impossible to complete the program in 5 years.

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