Bachelor of Science in Foudational Mathematics
The foundational mathematics major is designed for students who want to teach math at the middle/high school level. This is a unique program, combining the foundations of a classical study of mathematics with the enhancements of courses in education theory and methods. If you enjoy logic puzzles, the study of shapes and space and solving problems, as well as learn how to be a caring and intuitive math teacher, then this program is for you.
Foundational mathematics is CBU’s response to California’s need for math teachers. The graduate of this program will be exempt from the first two parts of the California Subject Examination for Teachers in mathematics. Another benefit includes completing prerequisites for a teaching credential.
- Middle school math teacher
- High school math teacher
- Student Learning Outcomes
- Have a solid foundation of mathematical processes at a level comparable to that of students graduating with a BS in mathematics at other universities. Processes should include (but are not limited to) a proficiency in logic, problem solving, and methods of proof.
- Demonstrate their ability to apply mathematics in other fields at an appropriate level and demonstrate their ability to apply knowledge acquired from their major to real world models.
- Demonstrate mastery of abstract mathematical concepts, including rings and abstract algebra, and critical reasoning.
- Acquire up-to-date skills and/or applications of computer programming related to future career choices.
- Apply their knowledge of mathematics through an in-depth senior project/research experience. Results will be presented in both written (paper, publication, etc.) and visual (PowerPoint, poster, etc.) formats.
- Read, interpret, and critically analyze journal articles directed at undergraduate students.
- Career Opportunities
- Middle School or High School Math Teacher
Foundational Mathematics Major (58-59 units) BS
Lower Division Requirements
MAT101 ORIENTATION TO THE DISCIPLINE
MAT125 MATH CONCEPTS & APPLICATIONS I
MAT127 MATH CONCEPTS & APPLICATIONS II
MAT245 ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY & CALCULUS I
MAT250 MODELNG & APPS OF CALCULUS
MAT255 ANLYTICAL GEOMETRY & CALCULUS II
Upper Division Requirements
EDU341 THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD
EDU409 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
ETC407 TECHNOLOGY AND LEARNING
MAT313 MATHEMATICAL PROOFS/STRUCTURES
MAT353 PROBABILITY & STATISTICS
MAT363 HIST OF MATH & THEORY OF NUMBERS
MAT403 LINEAR ALGEBRA
MAT463 FUND CONCEPTS OF GEOMETRY
Complete a set of two courses from the following
MAT343 MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS
MAT443 ADVANCED CALCULUS
PHY214 PHYSICS FOR SCIENTIST I W/LAB
PHY224 PHYSICS FOR SCIENTIST II W/LAB