BA in Mathematics with Integrated Single Subject (Math) Teaching Credential

APU’s BA and BS mathematics majors prepare students for graduate school and for careers as quantitative experts in a variety of fields.

90-92 units

This degree program is offered collaboratively by the Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Division of Teacher Education in the School of Education. Students earn a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics and a single-subject teaching credential in a total of four years. Full program details and requirements are available on the Integrated Bachelor’s/Credential Program page of this catalog.

Major Requirements

Required Courses
MATH 165Calculus I3
MATH 166Calculus II3
MATH 167Sequences and Series F1
MATH 250Data Analysis F3
MATH 268Multivariable Calculus3
MATH 270Ordinary Differential Equations S4
MATH 280Discrete Mathematics and Proof F3
MATH 290Linear Algebra S3
MATH 400Abstract Algebra ES3
MATH 450Real Analysis EF3
MATH 480Writing 3: Mathematical Reading, Writing, and Presentation 1, F3
MATH 496Mathematics Senior Seminar 2, S3
PHYC 161Physics for Science and Engineering I 3, F5
CS 120Introduction to Computer Science I 44
Total Units44

In addition to the required courses above, complete one of the tracks below.  

General Mathematics Track
Complete at least 14 units from the courses below. You must complete MATH 361 and at least one of MATH 460 and MATH 470. You cannot count both PHYC 162 and CS 125. 14
Vector Calculus OF
Geometry S
Introduction to Modeling with Probability
Number Theory OF
Topology OS
Complex Analysis ES
Advanced Topics in Mathematics
Physics for Science and Engineering II S
Introduction to Computer Science II
Total Units14
Secondary Math Education Track
Complete all 16 units below. This track meets the requirements of the CTC-approved Single Subject Waiver program.
MATH 130Introduction to Statistics 53
MATH 301Mathematics for Secondary Teachers OF3
MATH 340Geometry S3
MATH 390Number Theory OF3
EDLS 202Introduction to Teaching as a Profession (7-12) 64
Total Units16

Meets the General Education Writing 3 requirement. 


Meets the General Education Integrative and Applied Learning requirement.


Meets the General Education Natural Sciences requirement.


Meets the General Education Oral Communication requirement if taken with CS 290 and CS 480, or ENGR 240 and ENGR 480.


Meets the General Education Quantitative Literacy requirement.


Meets the General Education Civic Knowledge and Engagement requirement.

F Offered in Fall only
S Offered in Spring only
F/S Offered in both Fall and Spring terms
EF Offered in Fall in even years
ES Offered in Spring in even years
OF Offered in Fall in odd years
OS Offered in Spring in odd years

Single Subject (Math) Teaching Credential Requirements 

Foundation Courses
TESP 501Art of Teaching I: Foundations of Teaching 13
TESP 502Science of Teaching I: How Students Learn 13
TESP 503The Soul of Teaching: Tapestry of American Education3
TESP 504Schools and Educational Systems3
Specialization Courses
TEP 511Art of Teaching II: Pedagogy and Instructional Design3
TEP 512Science of Teaching II: Effective Assessment Strategies for All Learners3
TEP 531Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing (7-12)3
TEP 532Secondary Pedagogy I: Teaching in Secondary Schools (7-12)2
TEP 533The Differentiated Classroom: Maximizing Capacity of Each Learner (7-12)3
TEP 534Secondary Pedagogy II: Content-Specific Strategies, Teaching, and Assessment (7-12)2
TEP 561Clinical Practice I: Single Subject Credential2
TEP 562Clinical Practice II: Single Subject Credential2
Total Units32

Must be completed prior to beginning clinical practice.

The following courses meet the undergraduate General Education requirements within the Integrated Bachelor’s/Credential Program:

  • TESP 502 meets the General Education Social Sciences requirement.
  • TESP 503 meets the General Education Intercultural Competence requirement.
  • TESP 504 meets the General Education Civic Knowledge and Engagement requirement.
  • TEP 551 and TEP 552 combined, and TEP 561 and TEP 562 combined, meet the General Education Integrative and Applied Learning requirement.

BA in Mathematics

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Master fundamental mathematical methods and problem solving strategies.
  2. Employ logical reasoning and standard proof techniques to construct rigorous mathematical arguments.
  3. Communicate mathematical ideas in speech and writing, combining precise language and notation with insightful explanation.
  4. Use mathematical models to analyze cross-disciplinary problems.
  5. Employ appropriate technology and computational techniques.
  6. Articulate how Christian perspectives and the study of mathematics and its applications mutually inform and enhance each other.

Integrated Single Subject (Math) Teaching Credential

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Engage and support all students in learning.
  2. Create and maintain effective environments for student learning.
  3. Understand and organize subject matter for student learning.
  4. Plan instruction and design learning experiences for all students.
  5. Assess student learning.
  6. Develop as a professional educator.