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What will I learn?

This integrated major is designed for students interested in teaching mathematics in high school or middle school. The following course work satisfies San José State University's requirements for (1) a BA in Mathematics, (2) a single subject teaching credential in mathematics (SSC), and (3) an education specialist instruction credential in mild to moderate disabilities (ESC). The integrated BA Mathematics Preparation for Teaching has also been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) as an integrated undergraduate teacher preparation program. Students who complete the 4-year BA Math degree will be recommended to the CCTC for a preliminary single subject credential to teach middle school and high school mathematics. Students who complete the ESC requirements for an additional semester after graduation will be recommended to the CCTC for a preliminary education specialist credential to teach math to students with special needs.

Students in the integrated program must have successfully passed the California Basic Educational Skills Test (or equivalent alternatives) and completed 80% of math coursework in order to satisfy subject matter competency and engage in solo teaching in middle school or high school math classrooms. Minimum grade point average (GPA) criteria are required to verify subject matter competency and entry to student teaching.

The subject matter preparation component of the integrated BA Math Preparation for Teaching Program includes (1) a minimum of 30 semester units of core mathematics coursework that is directly related to subjects that are commonly taught in departmentalized mathematics classes in California public schools and (2) a minimum of 15 semester units of coursework that provides extended study (breadth and depth) of the subject. 30 upper division units of mathematics are required for this degree. If upper division requirements are satisfied using transferred lower division courses, then additional upper division math courses will need to be taken to obtain the required number of upper division units.

33 upper division units of credential courses are also required for this degree and need to be taken at SJSU.

Which department am I in?

College of Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
USD $7,852 per year for 6.1 or more units; Non-Resident Fees are charged an additional USD $396 per unit
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

Start date

Expected August 2022


College of Science

San Jose State University,

One Washington Square,



95192, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have earn a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or an average of "B" grades and Successfully complete three years of college preparatory mathematics with a minimum grade of "C-" or better. English Language requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) IBT score 61; Paper based score 500; IELTS score 6.0; PTE academic score 44.

For international students

Students must Earn a high school diploma, or equivalent and earn the equivalent of a U.S. 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or an average of “B” grades. Successfully complete three years of college preparatory mathematics with a minimum grade of “C-” or better.

English Language Requirements: IELTS - 6.0, TOEFL – 61 (IBT), Paper based – 500; Pearson Test of English (PTE) – 44.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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