Math Teaching Opportunities

The math focus of California Teach offers up to four years of courses, field experiences and professional networking opportunities for undergraduates interested in teaching secondary mathematics, and is a collaboration between the UCLA Mathematics department and the UCLA California Teach office housed in 1039 Young Hall.

You may explore teaching without any long-term commitment by taking a lower-division 2 unit pass/no pass seminar (Math 71SL or Math 72SL) that provides hands-on experiences in elementary or middle school, to decide if teaching math is for you. Note that the logistics associated with these two courses (e.g. online application process, internship scheduling, online evaluations, and online portal reflections) are administered by the California Teach office housed in 1039 Young Hall.

Upper division courses offered through the math department (Math 103 ABC, Math 105 ABC) provide a more in-depth examination of math pedagogy along with field experiences in middle and high school. Note that these course are administered directly by the math department.

In their senior year, 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). This program is a collaboration between the UCLA Mathematics department and the UCLA Graduate School of Education.

To learn more about UCLA Mathematics Undergraduate Teacher Preparation programs: Go to UCLA Curtis Center for Mathematics and Teaching website.