[This course is no longer offered - it has been replaced by Math 75XP]


Pedagogical Content Preparation: The Math 72SL Seminar

 Math 72SL is a 2-unit seminar course designed to expose students to current issues in middle school mathematics education. Students will learn pedagogical strategies for teaching middle school mathematics and examine the middle school mathematics curriculum from a pedagogical perspective. Students will complete readings of relevant mathematics education research as well.

Field Experience: Observations in a Middle School

Students will observe mathematics teaching in a local middle schools during the quarter in which they take Math 72SL (Fall or Spring). Students will keep field notes of their observations and discuss them in the Math 72SL seminar. Students also record their observations in the UCOP CalTeach Portal, an online system. The field experience component is approximately 3 hours per week for a total of 24 hours during the quarter.


Enforced Prerequisites: courses Math 31A and 31B, with grades of C- or better

Other prerequisites: Math 71SL or Science Education 1 strongly recommended.

This course is open to students regardless of class standing (freshman, sophomore, junior or senior); however, freshman should complete Math 71SL or Science Ed. 1SL prior to taking Math 72SL.

Please contact the Cal Teach staff at cateach@chem.ucla.edu with any questions regarding prerequisites.

How to Apply?

You need to fill out a short online application in order to receive permission to enroll in the seminar though MyUCLA. Once accepted into the seminar,  we will send you a PTE number that will enable you to enroll in the course.

In our main menu, go to "Apply" and choose "Online Applications" from the drop down menu. In "Online Applications" page, select link for the quarter and course of interest.

Note that you will need to provide proof of negative TB status prior to visiting a school (read more about TB requirements).

You must be in good academic standing to enroll in a course as pass/ no pass - see UCLA Academic Regulations.

Please contact the Cal Teach staff at cateach@chem.ucla.edu with any questions.