Mathematics: Concentration in Teaching

Major department advisors answered a few questions to assist you with your first-semester class selection. 

General Information

What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major? The Teaching concentration is for students whose goal is to teach mathematics in middle school or high school. These students will obtain a solid understanding of the mathematics needed for teaching and classroom experience as volunteers in local public schools.
When should I first meet with my major department? During the first week of classes.
How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them? Students are assigned a major advisor alphabetically. Students can contact their advisor by email.
Where can I find information about major advising? math.sfsu.edu
Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes? Not applicable.
What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full? Students should always have a backup plan.
Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major? Students should be made aware the pre-requisites are enforced for all courses.

Transfer Student Info

What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major?

MATH 301 Exploration and Proof

MATH 325 Linear Algebra

Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major? Not applicable.
Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them? Not applicable.
Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap?

Yes, Mathematics (AS-T).

[Click here for ADT Roadmap]

Freshmen Student Info

Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major?

Freshmen should take:

MATH 226 Calculus I and

CSC 210 Introduction to Computer Programming or

CSC 309 Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers.

Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?

Students will have to take a Calculus Readiness Test.

Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major?
 
Students who received at least 3 on the AP Exam in Calculus will receive 4 units of credit for Calculus I.

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