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Elementary Education Emphasis - Mathematics Focus - Course List

On this page: See the Mathematics Focus course list by core subject area, including suggested upper division course sequence for junior and senior years.


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Enrollment Restrictions

Note: Underlined upper division courses are not open to Liberal Studies pre-majors. Footnotes in the Class Schedule contain information on enrollment restrictions for courses. Please read them carefully when searching for classes.

Mathematics Focus Course List

Table 1: Core Subject Area - Liberal Studies (4 units total)

CODE 

 COURSE INFORMATION

Pre-major or Major Introduction to Liberal Studies (3 units)
LS 300 (field experience required) (prerequisite: ED 200)
 Major onlyAssessment in Liberal Studies (1 unit) LS 498 (prerequisite: LS 300)


 

Table 2: Core Subject Area - Math & Science (10 units total)

CODE 

 COURSE INFORMATION

Major onlyStatistics & Probability in Elementary Math (3 units)
Math 312 (prerequisite: LS-Math Proficiency Assessment)
Major onlySpecial Topics in Algebra, Geometry & Problem Solving (3 units)
Math 313 (prerequisite: LS-Math Proficiency Assessment)
Major onlyProcesses & Inquiry in the Physical Sciences (4 units)
PHYS 412


Table 3: Core Subject Area - Social & Behavioral Science (3 units total)

CODE 

 COURSE INFORMATION

Pre-major or Major Linguistics and English (3 units)
LING 420

 

Table 4: Core Subject Area - Humanities (18 units total)

CODE 

 COURSE INFORMATION

Major onlyChildren's Literature (3 units)
ENGL 306A (must be taken concurrently with ENGL 306W)
Major onlyAdvanced Composition (3 units - grade of "C" or better satisfies GWAR)
ENGL 306W must be taken concurrently with ENGL 306A)
Pre-major or MajorUnited States History for Teachers (3 units)
HIST 413 (prerequisite: WPA score of 8 or RWS 280/281 with a "C" or better)
Major onlyWorld History (3 units)
HIST 411
Pre-major or MajorVisual/Performing Arts or *Education: Choose 1 course from the following list: 
Art 387 or Music 343, or Education 451/ SPED 527 (SPED 527 by petition)
Pre-major or MajorVisual/Performing Arts or *Education: Choose a second course from the following list: 
Art 387 or Music 343, or Education 451/ SPED 527 (SPED 527 by petition)

 *Only one ED/SPED class, not both, can be used in these areas. [Note: SPED 500 is a pre/ co-requisite for SPED 527.]

Table 5: Math Focus Classes (18 units total)

CODE 

 COURSE INFORMATION

Pre-major or MajorPhysical Science (Physics & Chemistry) (3 units)
Natural Science 100  (Note: This class is included in the lower-division sequence, not the upper-division)
Pre-major or MajorGrammar & Usage for Writers (required only for students who score below 8 on the WPA) (3 units)
LING 253/RWS 253 (same class, cross-listed)
Pre-major or MajorAlgebra or Pre-calculus (choose 1 class - 3 units):
MATH 141 (recommended for students interested in teaching middle school math) or MATH 105
Pre-major or MajorTransition to Higher Math or History of Math (choose 1 class - 3 units):
MATH 302 (preferred) [prerequisite: MATH 141] or MATH 303 [prerequisite: MATH 210 and 211]
Pre-major or MajorMath for the Middle Grades (3 units): MATH 413
Pre-major or MajorStatistics or Topics in Math (choose 1 class - 3 units):
STAT 250 [preferred over STAT 119] or MATH 118

 

Table 6: Option 5: Math Emphasis for ISMA in Math (8-9 units total)

 CODE

 COURSE INFORMATION

Pre-major or MajorCalculus (3-4 units)
MATH 150 (prerequisite: MATH 141)
Pre-major or MajorMathematics Software Workshop (1 unit)
MATH 241 Geometer's Sketchpad
Pre-major or MajorHistory of Mathematics (3 units)
MATH 303 (preferred prerequisite MATH 141)
Pre-major or MajorField Experience in Mathematics (1 unit)
TE 211A


 

Table 7: Options 1-5 (6-7 units)

 

 COURSE INFORMATION


See information about Options for the Elementary Education Emphasis, Math Focus.
 

 

Suggested Course Sequences, Junior and Senior Years

Table 8: Suggested Upper Division Course Sequence - Junior Year
 Junior Semester IUnits Junior Semester II Units 
 Intro. to Liberal Studies: LS 300 (field experience)3Statistics & Probability: MATH 3123
 World History: HIST 4113 Topics in Elementary Math: MATH 3133
 Visual/Performing Arts or Education choice3Introduction to Linguistics: LING 4203
 Pre-calculus or Algebra: MATH 141 or MATH 1053Option class (see Options)3
 Grammar/Usage: LING/RWS 253 (if required)0-3Natural Science 100 (Spring)3
 or 
 
 *Statistics/Topics (if LING/RWS 253 is waived)0-3 *Remember international experience* 
 15 15

 

Table 9: Suggested Upper Division Course Sequence - Senior Year
 Senior Semester IUnits Senior Semester II Units 
Senior Assessment: LS 498 (CR/NCR only)1Processes & Inquiry in Physics: PHYS 4124
Children's Literature: ENGLISH 306A3Visual/Performing Arts or Education choice3
     and
American History for Teachers: HISTORY 4133
Advanced Composition: ENGLISH 306W3Math for Middle Grades: MATH 413 (Spring)3
Transition to Higher Math: MATH 3023Option class (see Options)3
Statistics or Topics in Math: STAT 250 or MATH 1183

Option class (see Options)3

 16  16

 

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