Mathematics with Teaching Credential Emphasis


A major in mathematics with teaching credential emphasis is for students who plan to teach high school mathematics.

Teaching credential students should contact the Department of Education and Child Development for more information on obtaining an appropriate California teaching credential.

The content on this page is for informational purposes only. Official degree requirements can be found in the Whittier College Catalog.

Students majoring in mathematics with teaching emphasis are required to complete the following core courses:

  • MATH 141 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (4 credits)
  • MATH 142 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (4 credits)
  • MATH 220 Discrete Mathematics (3 credits)
  • MATH 241 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III (4 credits)
  • MATH 242 Introduction to Applied Elementary Linear Algebra (3 credits)
  • MATH 280 Abstract Thinking (3 credits)
  • MATH 345A Differential Equations I (3 credits)
  • MATH 380 Linear Algebra (3 credits)
  • MATH 440 Introduction to Analysis I or MATH 480 Modern Algebra I (3 credits)
  • MATH 491 Senior Seminar in Mathematics (4 credits)

In addition to the core courses, this option requires four additional courses with at least three being Mathematics courses at the 300 level or higher. Course choices include:

  • COSC 120 Computer Science I (3 credits)
  • MATH 300 History of Mathematics (3 credits)
  • MATH 305 Number Theory (3 credits)
  • MATH 315 Probability and Statistics (3 credits)
  • MATH 320 Advanced Geometry (3 credits)