Course Requirements: Major with a Teaching Concentration

Requirements for the Major with a Teaching Concentration

The teaching concentration is designed to increase the number and quality of math teachers. It requires the completion of two relatively new courses: Math 151 and 152. It also includes a modification to the typical pure math major sequence.

Following are the required courses for the teaching concentration:

Statistics 20 Probability and Statistics
Mathematics 1A-1B Calculus
Mathematics 53 Multivariable Calculus
Mathematics 54 Linear Algebra & Differential Equations
Mathematics 55 Discrete Mathematics
Mathematics 104 Real Analysis
Mathematics 110 Linear Algebra
Mathematics 113 Abstract Algebra
Mathematics 151 Mathematics for the Secondary School Curriculum I
Mathematics 152 Mathematics for the Secondary School Curriculum II
Mathematics 160 History of Mathematics
Two additional upper division math classes.  Math 115,123,124,125A,128A,130,135,136,170,185 are recommended.

 

(We will accept Physics 89 in lieu of Math 54 for students with a double major in Physics, provided that the grade is at least a C.  We will accept EECS 16A plus EECS 16B in lieu of Math 54 for students with a double major in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, provided that both grades are at least a C.  We will accept Computer Science 70 in lieu of Mathematics 55 for students with a double major in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, provided that the grade is at least a C.)

 

Following is a brief description of the Mathematics 151-152 series:

Mathematics 151 treats fractions, rational numbers, basic number theory and the Euclidean algorithm, rigid motions, dilations, geometry of similar triangles, and linear equations and their graphs.

Mathematics 152 treats linear inequalities and their graphs, simultaneous linear equations, functions (quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic), basic Euclidean geometry, and discussion of axiomatization.