The program leads to a Professional Clear teaching credential in mathematics with CLAD emphasis, and a Master's degree in Mathematics. The teaching credential will allow the graduate to teach in public secondary schools and the Master's degree in Mathematics will allow teaching in public two-year community colleges. The program requires 44 units, consisting of 28 taken in the Teacher Education Internship Program of the Center for Education (30 units are required for a credential. Two units of math can be accepted toward the 30 unit requirement.), and 20 in the Mathematics program. It is possible in this program to choose the elementary teaching credential, but this choice is not encouraged, since the additional courses will not be closely linked to the expected teaching career.
The particular course plan for each student will be selected to meet his or her individual background. The choice will be made by the student in consultation with the student's advisors from both the Education and Mathematics programs.
The general requirement of the program for the Master's degree in Mathematics is the completion of five advanced courses in mathematics or certain related fields, referred to as gamma-courses and generally the 300-level courses, and three intermediate level courses, referred to as beta-courses, generally the 200-level courses. A list of the gamma and beta courses may be obtained from the graduate Department of Mathematics. For the purposes of this program, the 300 level courses taken in the Teacher Education Internship Program are regarded as equivalent to one gamma course and three beta courses. Thus the student must take four gamma courses in the Mathematics Program. These may include the Mathematics (only the second consecutive semester of math clinic counts for gamma credit; the first semester may be counted for beta credit), and some courses that are not ordinarily gamma may be raised to that category by additional work, with the permission of the School of Mathematical Sciences and the agreement of the instructor, and must send written notice to Mathematics that the course has been completed as a gamma course. Normally independent study courses will not be used to meet the gamma requirement in the dual degree program.
A well prepared student might be able to complete the mathematics and internship program in three semesters and two summers. Students at the undergraduate Claremont Colleges who combine the joint Bachelor's/Master's program with the dual-degree program and plan their third and fourth undergraduate years accordingly to include two or three gamma courses should be able to complete both programs in a fifth academic year with two summers of work. Other students will probably find it necessary to take some courses prerequisite to the gamma courses, so three or more semesters to completion may be required.
A Bachelor's degree is required for admission. The major should be in mathematics or involve substantial exposure to mathematics. Students with Bachelor's degrees in other areas are welcome, but may have to spend some time to complete pre-requisites for the advanced courses required. The requirements for the teaching intern program are described in the Teacher Education brochure. Several tests must be passed to begin the program. The deadline for applications to be in to start in the summer is April 15. For BA/MA students it is February 15.