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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, and

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

Dr. Rajee Amarasinghe
PB 332

Dr. Lance Burger
PB 353

Dr. Yaomingxin Lu
PB 351