The secondary teaching emphasis will prepare you for a career in teaching math to grades 7-12. Coursework includes education-focused content that prepares you for pursuing your teaching credential and electives may be chosen to meet requirements in the teacher education program.
Students who are interested in applying for admission to the Teacher Education Program should consult with their academic advisors and/or contact the Regional Enrollment Office prior to (2 or more semesters before) completion of their degrees.
Applicants to the Teacher Education Program are required to complete the following in order to be considered for admission.
- Online application
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- A written request to waive the GPA requirement can be submitted for Program Director consideration.
- Three letters of reference
- Personal statement documenting experience working with youth LA 385 - Critical Approaches to Teaching is recommended to students, as it provides school-based experiences with youth that meet this requirement.
- Verifications of negative TB test and Certificate of Clearance.
Students are strongly encouraged to complete the required tests prior to admission to the credential program. Students must meet established testing requirements to progress into the student teaching or internship phase of the Teacher Education Program.
- Passing results on CBEST
- Passing results on CSET for area of credential
Required Co-requisite Courses
Students are strongly encouraged to complete the required co-requisite courses as part of their undergraduate programs. If not completed prior to admission to the Teacher Education Program, the equivalent graduate-level courses can be added to a student’s academic plan for the credential program.
|LANG 340||Introduction to Linguistics||3|
|PSY 355||Adolescent Development||3|
|PS 120||American Politics and Society 3 or HIST 150 - American Civilization||4|
Transferring to Fresno Pacific
FPU is a partner school with Transferology, a web-based tool that allows you to match the courses you’ve already taken with FPU programs. Visit Transferology.com to create an account and get started.
Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Information
Mathematics (AS-T) to Mathematics: Secondary Teaching Emphasis, B.A.
BA courses fulfilled through ADT:
- All lower-division General Education requirements fulfilled
- BA co-requisites and major courses fulfilled through ADT:
- MATH 210 Calculus I (4)
- MATH 220 Calculus II (4)
- MATH 230 Calculus III (4)
- This program is offered as daytime traditional
ADT Guarantee is the completion of BA/BS degree in 68 units.
Note: Emphasis courses are additional courses that are to be completed alongside the general education and parent program requirements as dictated by the Fresno Pacific University catalog. Please review the course requirements for baccalaureate programs and the general education summary in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.
If you are interested in only completing the Mathematics Secondary Teaching Emphasis, see below for course listings. Contact Shawn Wirts with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emphasis Core (15 Units)
|MATH 320||Principles of Geometry||3|
|MATH 330||Abstract Algebra||3|
|MATH 340||Number Theory||3|
|MATH 350||Problem Solving||3|
|MATH 480||History of Mathematics||3|
Electives (9 Units)
Select three of the following
|MATH 325||Introduction to Topology||3|
|MATH 345||Numerical Analysis||3|
|MATH 357||Operations Research||3|
|MATH 365||Differential Equations||3|
|MATH 370||Discrete Mathematics||3|
|MATH 375||Introduction to Game Theory||3|
|MATH 454||Complex Analysis||3|
|MATH 477||Independent Research in Mathematics||1 - 3|
Computer science courses (advisor approval required)
MATH-477 must be taken for a total of 3 units to serve as an elective. Course may be repeated for credit.
Shawn Wirts, Ph.D.
Ron Pratt, Ph.D.
Manjula Peter Joseph, Ph.D.