Mathematics with Teaching Credential Emphasis

A major in mathematics with teaching credential emphasis is for students who plan to teach high-school mathematics.

Teaching credential students should contact the Department of Education and Child Development for more information on obtaining an appropriate California teaching credential.

The content on this page is for informational purposes only. Official degree requirements can be found in the Whittier College Catalog.

Students majoring in mathematics with teaching emphasis are required to complete the following core courses:

  • MATH 141 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I or 139 A, B Integrated Precalculus/Calculus (4 or 7 credits)
  • MATH 142 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (4 credits)
  • MATH 241 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III (4 credits)
  • MATH 242 Elementary Linear Algebra/Differential Equations (3 credits)
  • MATH 280 Abstract Thinking (3 credits)
  • MATH 380 Linear Algebra (3 credits)
  • MATH 491 A, B Senior Seminar (4 credits)

In addition to the core courses, this option requires the following eight courses:

  • COSC 120 Programming I, (3 credits)
  • MATH 220 Discrete Mathematics (3 credits)
  • MATH 305 Number Theory (3 credits)
  • MATH 315 Probability and Statistics (3 credits)
  • MATH 320 Advanced Geometry (3 credits)
  • MATH 300 History of Mathematics (3 credits)
  • MATH 440A Introduction to Analysis I (3 credits)
  • MATH 480A Modern Algebra I (3 credits)