Department of Mathematics

# Middle School Mathematics Teaching

California State University, Fresno is recommending a 32-unit plan of coursework specifically focused on subject matter preparation for middle school mathematics teachers. Study areas include development of the real number system, algebra, geometry, statistics, and advanced algebra.

These courses satisfy the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing requirements for a subject matter authorization in introductory mathematics. Such an authorization may be added to a Single Subject or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and will authorize the holder to teach mathematics in grades 9 and below. (Note that this will enable a teacher to teach a class in which the curriculum is for grades 9 and below but the students in the class may be in grades K-12.)

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) document Subject Matter Authorization Guidebook is available at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/manuals-handbooks/Subject-Matter-Auth.pdf, and http://www.ctc.ca.gov/help/supplement-SMA/SMA.html

For more information click *here*to download a flyer or contact one of the following Credential Advisers at the department
of Mathematics

**Dr. Rajee Amarasinghe**

559.278.4136

ramarasi@mail.fresnostate.edu

PB 332

**Dr. Lance Burger**

559.278.4906

lburger@mail.fresnostate.edu

PB 353