Offered jointly by the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and School of Educational Studies, the Master’s in Mathematics and Preliminary Credential trains skilled, conscientious educators who present mathematics as a living subject in which students can participate actively.
Designed for those who wish to pursue careers as secondary or community college mathematics instructors, our Master’s program in Mathematics and Preliminary Credential emphasizes mathematical modeling and problem solving while allowing graduates to work toward a preliminary single-subject teaching credential in math. CGU’s Teacher Education Internship Program emphasizes clinical training, letting program participants experience the demands and rewards of full-time teaching under the direction of a CGU mentor-advisor.
Your preliminary credential allows you to teach in public secondary schools, while the Master’s in Mathematics allows teaching in public two-year community colleges. In addition, our program’s built-in Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development (CLAD) emphasis provides specialized training for graduates who wish to teach individuals for whom English is a second language.
- Admission into the program requires a BA or BS, preferably in mathematics or a related field, as well as passage of educational tests such as the CBEST. Students may elect to receive either a Master of Arts (MA) or a Master of Science (MS) degree, each with identical requirements.
- Because the Institute of Mathematical Sciences is part of the Claremont Center for the Mathematical Sciences, you’ll have access to one of the largest mathematical science communities in California.
- IMS students can gain first-hand experience in solving significant mathematical problems for industry and government clients through our internationally recognized Engineering & Computational Mathematics Clinic.
- You will benefit from accessible and affordable program pricing to address the urgent need for teachers in California.