Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Introductory Mathematics, Subject Matter Authorization

Holders of a Single Subject or Multiple Subject credential issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing may secure an Introductory Mathematics Subject Matter Authorization that allows the holder to teach the subject matter content typically included in curriculum guidelines and textbooks approved for study in grades 9 and below. This allows an employer to assign a teacher with an introductory mathematics authorization 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.

For other requirements governing issuance of this authorization, consult the Teacher Education section of this catalog or contact the School of Education Student Services Center.

  1. A minimum of 32 units is required but must include at least one course in the content areas of algebra, advanced algebra, geometry, probability or statistics, and development of the real number system or introduction to mathematics.
  2. The following is an extensive list of courses, and their specific content area, that can be used to satisfy the 32-unit requirement.  A Mathematics Department advisor can assist you in preparing your 32-unit coursework plan.