EXPLORATORY COURSES (Lower Division)
Math, science, and engineering students may explore teaching without any long-term commitment by taking lower-division 3-unit pass/no pass seminars (Math 73XP, 74XP, 75XP) that provide hands-on experiences in local, elementary, middle, or high schools to decide if teaching math is for them.
Open to all class levels: freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior.
These three courses are funded through the Cal Teach program as exploratory courses but are also part of the Math for LA program sequence offered through the Math Department and UCLA Curtis Center for Mathematics and Teaching.
Learn more about Cal Teach/ Math for LA courses.
A one-week intensive summer internship, offered the week prior to the beginning of Fall Quarter, provides an opportunity for continued exploration in high needs schools throughout the Los Angeles area.
Upper division courses offered through the math department (Math 105 ABC) provide a more in-depth examination of math pedagogy along with observations in high school. These courses are supported through Cal Teach funds but are administered entirely by the math department.
UNDERGRADUATE CREDENTIAL PATHWAYS
Students who have made the decision to become a math secondary teacher have the opportunity to combine their undergraduate and graduate studies and accelerate the timeline to becoming a math teacher (Joint Math Education Program). JMEP students begin credential work in their senior year as an undergraduate, and then complete their Masters of Education in the year following graduation. This program is a collaboration between the UCLA Mathematics department and the UCLA Graduate School of Education.
The math department also offers the Integrated Pathway program which enables math students to complete their credential work as an undergraduate.
For more information and to apply for either JMEP or the Integrated Pathway, please go to the UCLA Curtis Center for Mathematics and Teaching. Also see UCLA Graduate School of Education Undergraduate Programs.