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Bachelor of Science in Foundational Mathematics

Do you want to be a middle school or high school math teacher? With a foundational mathematics degree from California Baptist University, and a California single subject teaching credential, you will be qualified to teach all math courses up to, but not including, calculus and AP statistics. Foundational mathematics is CBU’s response to California’s urgent need for math teachers.

Foundational Mathematics is a unique program, combining the foundations of a classical study of mathematics with the enhancements of courses in education theory and methods. The successful graduate of the foundational mathematics program will be exempt from the first two parts of the California Subject Examination for Teachers in mathematics.

Another benefit of the foundational mathematics program includes completing prerequisites for a teaching credential. 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 CBU’s foundational mathematics program is for you.

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.
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Career Opportunities

  • Middle School or High School Math Teacher
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Foundational Mathematics Major (58-59 units) BS

Lower Division Requirements

MAT101 Orientation to the Discipline

MAT101 Orientation to the Discipline

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic skills necessary for academic success in the discipline of Mathematics and to provide students with an overview of professions in which that major may be applied. Pass/Fail. (1 unit; Spring)

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MAT125 Math Concepts & Applications I

MAT125 Math Concepts & Applications I

This course will include instruction in the following areas: critical thinking, sets, systems of numeration, number theory, the real number system, algebra, graphs, and functions. Students will analyze complex problems, apply logical reasoning techniques learned from the above-mentioned areas, evaluate the truth of mathematical statements, and apply different solution strategies. This course will partially fulfill the requirements for a Liberal Studies waiver. Prerequisite: MAT 115 or sufficient SAT, ACT or math placement exam scores and appropriate high school mathematics background. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 MAT125-A A Nielsen, Michelle N. 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sch Business Building
251
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MAT127 Math Concepts & Applications II

MAT127 Math Concepts & Applications II

This course will include instruction in the following areas: critical thinking, two and three dimensional geometry, representational systems, methods for determining measurement, statistics, data analysis, and probability. Students will analyze complex problems, apply logical reasoning techniques learned from the above-mentioned areas, evaluate the truth of mathematical statements, and apply different solution strategies. Prerequisite: MAT 125. (3 units; Spring)

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MAT135 Pre-Calculus

MAT135 Pre-Calculus

This course is designed to prepare a student for Calculus I. It will include instruction in the following areas: Review of systems of equations and inequalities, functions and their graphs, sequences, induction, counting, probability, trigonometry, analytical geometry, and pre-calculus material. Prerequisite: MAT 115 or sufficient SAT, ACT or math placement exam scores and appropriate high school mathematics background. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 MAT135-B B Sill, Michael R. 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Mission Hall
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Fall 2016 MAT135-C C Thomas, Bradley G 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Building 36
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Fall 2016 MAT135-A A Willett, Robert James 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Building 36
36A1
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MAT245 Analytical Geometry & Calculus I

MAT245 Analytical Geometry & Calculus I

Basic concepts of analytical geometry, limits and derivatives, differentials and rates, integration, definite and indefinite integrals, differentiation of logarithmic and exponential functions. Prerequisite: MAT 135, 145, EGR 182, or sufficient SAT, ACT or math placement exam scores and appropriate high school mathematics background. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 MAT245-A A Thomas, Bradley G 05/02/2016 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Yeager Center
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Fall 2016 MAT245-E E Hernandez, Lisa 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Building 36
36A2
Fall 2016 MAT245-D D Hernandez, Lisa 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Building 36
36A2
Fall 2016 MAT245-B B Cordero, Ricardo J. 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM Mission Hall
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Fall 2016 MAT245-A A Cordero, Ricardo J. 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM Mission Hall
124
Fall 2016 MAT245-C C Cordero, Ricardo J. 09/06/2016 Thursday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Sch Business Building
123
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MAT250 Modelng & Apps of Calculus

MAT250 Modelng & Apps of Calculus

The study of symbolic languages, such as Mathematics, Maple, and MatLAB, for the use and application in Calculus and modeling courses. Prerequisite: MAT 245. (2 units; Spring)

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MAT255 Anlytical Geometry & Calculus II

MAT255 Anlytical Geometry & Calculus II

Continued study and applications of integration: volumes, lengths, surface of revolution; derivatives and integrals involving trigonometric functions, indefinite series, expansion of functions, hyperbolic functions, law of the mean, indeterminate forms, partial fractions, polar coordinates, and conic sections. Prerequisite: MAT 245. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 MAT255-A A Holderman, Charlie W. 06/27/2016 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Sch Business Building
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Fall 2016 MAT255-B B Thomas, Bradley G 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Building 36
36A2
Fall 2016 MAT255-A A Thomas, Bradley G 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Building 36
36A2
Fall 2016 MAT255-C C Thomas, Bradley G 09/06/2016 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sch Business Building
125
Fall 2016 MAT255-D D Thomas, Bradley G 09/06/2016 Tuesday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Building 36
36A2
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Upper Division Requirements

EDU341 The Exceptional Child

EDU341 The Exceptional Child

The nature, determinants, adjustments, and problems of persons who have cognitive gifts and talents, cognitive delays, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, and who have emotional or behavior disorders will be studied in conjunction with appropriate educational interventions in the mainstream classroom and other settings. The course will acquaint students with (a) characteristics and needs of children with disabilities that affect learning, (b) methods of assessing disabilities, (c) components of the Individual Education Program (IEP), (d) instructional strategies and material, (e) positive behavior support, (f) special needs of families of learners with disabilities, (g) agencies and professional supporting learners with disabilities, and (h) legislation, including Public Law 94-142, IDEA (Part B and Part H), the American Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”), as well as subsequent amendments relevant to special education. Ten hours of fieldwork is required. A certificate of clearance is required prior to engaging in fieldwork. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 EDU341-A A STAFF, STAFF 09/06/2016 Wednesday 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
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EDU409 Educational Psychology

EDU409 Educational Psychology

This course will equip candidates to appraise the relationship between the theories and practices of human development and teaching/learning methods. Specifically, candidates will examine the manner in which world view perspectives of developmental forces impact classroom policies and procedures. The role of assessment in determining student needs and designing appropriate pedagogical strategies will also be emphasized. This course will solidify understanding of the strengths-based approach to making the pedagogical decisions required in the TPA process. Four (4) hours of fieldwork is required. Prerequisite: Education Committee Acceptance. (3 units; Fall; Spring; Summer)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 EDU409-B B Williams, Heather J. 05/02/2016 Thursday 5:00 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
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Summer 2016 EDU409-A A Walters, Keith A 05/02/2016 Tuesday 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
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Fall 2016 EDU409-B B STAFF, STAFF 09/06/2016 Thursday 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
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Fall 2016 EDU409-A A STAFF, STAFF 09/06/2016 Tuesday 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
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Fall 2016 EDU409-C C STAFF, STAFF 09/06/2016 Monday 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center
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EDU411 Theories&MethodsofTchngDivStdnts

EDU411 Theories&MethodsofTchngDivStdnts

This course will equip candidates with the theories and practices connected to working with diverse student populations. Candidates will examine the manner in which societal and cultural forces have impacted current perspectives of equity especially as they relate to special needs and English language learning students. The role of assessment in determining student needs and designing appropriate pedagogical strategies will also be emphasized. This course will solidify understanding of the strengths-based approach to making adaptations required in the TPA process. Ten (10) hours of fieldwork is required. Prerequisite: Credential Program Acceptance. (3 units; Fall; Spring; Summer)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 EDU411-B B Williams, Heather J. 05/02/2016 Thursday 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center
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Summer 2016 EDU411-A A Pike, Rosenda A 05/02/2016 Tuesday 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center
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Fall 2016 EDU411-A A STAFF, STAFF 09/06/2016 Tuesday 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center
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Fall 2016 EDU411-C C STAFF, STAFF 09/06/2016 Tuesday 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
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Fall 2016 EDU411-B B STAFF, STAFF 09/06/2016 Thursday 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center
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ETC407 Technology and Learning

ETC407 Technology and Learning

Candidates will examine and apply various instructional theories and technologies to enhance student engagement and achievement. Candidates will demonstrate proficiency in various computer, web, and mobile device applications for the K-12 classroom and evaluate their relative effectiveness in relation to student achievement. (4 units; Fall; Spring; Summer)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 ETC407-B B Morris, Stephen A. 05/02/2016 Wednesday 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center
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Summer 2016 ETC407-D D Johnson, Karin S. 05/02/2016 Tuesday 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center
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Summer 2016 ETC407-C C Johnson, Karin S. 05/02/2016 Tuesday 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
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Summer 2016 ETC407-A A Castillo, Keith A. 05/02/2016 Wednesday 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
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Fall 2016 ETC407-A A STAFF, STAFF 09/06/2016 Wednesday 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM James Complex
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Fall 2016 ETC407-B B STAFF, STAFF 09/06/2016 Wednesday 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM James Complex
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Fall 2016 ETC407-C C STAFF, STAFF 09/06/2016 Monday 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM James Complex
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MAT313 Mathematical Proofs/Structures

MAT313 Mathematical Proofs/Structures

A study of various methods of proofs and mathematical structures covering logic, universal and existential quantifiers, sets, functions, and selected topics in discrete mathematics, linear algebra, abstract algebra, and real analysis. This is a bridge course to abstract mathematics and should be taken prior to or concurrently with courses in linear or abstract algebra, and real or complex analysis. Prerequisite: MAT 245. (3 units, Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 MAT313-A A Hernandez, Lisa 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Mission Hall
125
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MAT353 Probability & Statistics

MAT353 Probability & Statistics

A calculus based course covering discrete and continuous distributions, expectations, the normal distribution, the central limit theorem, the binomial distribution, and various topics in statistical theory such as point estimation, hypothesis testing, and linear regression. Prerequisite: MAT 245. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 MAT353-A A Nielsen, Michelle N. 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Building 36
36A1
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MAT363 Hist of Math & Theory of Numbers

MAT363 Hist of Math & Theory of Numbers

A study of the History of Mathematics from ancient to modern times: Elementary topics in number theory, linear congruencies, Fermat and Wilson theorems, quadratic reciprocity laws. Pre- or co- requisite: MAT313. (3 units; Interdisciplinary, Multicultural; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 MAT363-A A Sill, Michael R. 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Mission Hall
126
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MAT403 Linear Algebra

MAT403 Linear Algebra

Vector spaces; matrices, rank and systems of linear equations; linear transformation; similarity and diagonalization theorems; eigenvectors and eigenvalues. Prerequisite: MAT 313. (3 units; Spring)

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MAT463 Fund Concepts of Geometry

MAT463 Fund Concepts of Geometry

An advanced study of concepts of Euclidean geometry and an introduction to non-Euclidean geometry. Theorems and proofs are emphasized. Prerequisite: MAT 313. (3 units; Spring)

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MAT499 Capstone

MAT499 Capstone

The course is designed to be a culminating experience for senior students who are preparing to teach mathematics at the junior/senior high school level. The course provides students an opportunity to reflect on the critical assignments that have been completed throughout their coursework and relate these lessons to the career of teaching. Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 MAT499-A A Morris, Elizabeth Ann 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Mission Hall
127
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Elective Requirements

Complete a set of two courses from the following

MAT343 Multivariable Calculus

MAT343 Multivariable Calculus

Study and applications of vector analysis, partial differentiation, multiple integration, Jacobians, theorems of Green and Stokes, and divergence theorem. Prerequisite: MAT 255. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 MAT343-C C Sill, Michael R. 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Mission Hall
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Fall 2016 MAT343-A A Pankowski, Franciszek 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM Mission Hall
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Fall 2016 MAT343-B B Pankowski, Franciszek 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM Mission Hall
124
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MAT443 Advanced Calculus

MAT443 Advanced Calculus

An introduction to real analysis and topology covering the completeness of the real numbers, sequences, limits, continuity, uniform continuity, Riemann integrability, topology of the real numbers, topological spaces, connectedness, compactness, and metric spaces. Prerequisite: MAT 313. (3 units; Spring)

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PHY214 Physics for Scientist I w/lab

PHY214 Physics for Scientist I w/lab

A study of mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, waves, sound, and the mathematical methods of physics. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: MAT 145 or 245, and a passing score on a mathematics assessment exam. (4 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 PHY214-A A Buchholz, James R 05/02/2016 Thursday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex
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Fall 2016 PHY214-C C Buchholz, James R 09/06/2016 Thursday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall
109
Fall 2016 PHY214-A A Buchholz, James R 09/06/2016 Thursday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall
109
Fall 2016 PHY214-B B Buchholz, James R 09/06/2016 Thursday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall
109
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PHY224 Physics for Scientist II w/lab

PHY224 Physics for Scientist II w/lab

A continuation of PHY 214, including a study of electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, optics, and modern physics topics. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: PHY 214. (4 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 PHY224-A A Buchholz, James R 06/27/2016 Thursday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex
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