Bachelor of Science In Foudational 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.
  • 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

MAT135 PRE-CALCULUS

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

EDU411 THEORIES&METHODSOFTCHNGDIVSTDNTS

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

MAT499 CAPSTONE

Elective Requirements

Complete a set of two courses from the following

MAT343 MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS

MAT443 ADVANCED CALCULUS

or

PHY214 PHYSICS FOR SCIENTIST I W/LAB

PHY224 PHYSICS FOR SCIENTIST II W/LAB