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What will I learn?

The Mathematics for Teaching major is designed primarily for students planning to teach mathematics at the high school level. It provides exposure to a broad range of mathematical topics, especially those appropriate for the prospective teacher. Students planning to pursue graduate studies in mathematics or related fields are encouraged to enter the Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or Mathematics of Computation major.

Learning Outcomes

The Mathematics for Teaching major has the following learning outcomes:

Strong mathematical content knowledge

Sound theoretical and practical background for mathematics expected to be taught in secondary schools

Understanding of the importance of mathematical thinking to design teaching to imbue students with a problem-solving and analytical spirit

Familiarity with pedagogical research and ability to apply it to classroom work

Ability to effectively plan lessons

Preparation and experience in different modes of instruction

Ability to use mathematical sophistication to shape lessons

Preparedness to recognize and respond to expected difficulties that arise in the classroom due to conceptual understanding and misunderstanding

Which department am I in?

College of Letters and Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$29,754.00 per year
Given fee is for nonresident supplemental tuition; University Fees: USD $13,239
Application deadline

Expected November 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022


College of Letters and Science

2300 Murphy Hall,



90095, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum score of 550 in paper based TOEFL. Students who have attended school under the British system must present five GCSE/Ordinary-Level examinations and at least three Advanced-Level examinations with superior grades.

For international students

To be considered for admission to UCLA, international students must have completed secondary school with a superior average in academic subjects and have earned a certificate of completion which enables the student to be admitted to a university in the home country.

English language proficiency is critical to your success at UCLA. Applicants, whose first language, or language of instruction for at least the last three years, is not English, are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS).

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A competitive score is above 100 (with sub-scores above 22)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): A competitive score is 7 or higher.

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


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