Grow the Next Generation of Problem-Solvers with a Degree in Mathematics and a Teaching Credential
The Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) for Chemistry grants undergraduate students the opportunity to earn both their BS in Mathematics and a Teaching Credential in only four years. This intensive degree program is devoted to preparing the student for teaching at the junior high and high school levels. This is a career that will allow you to share the wonder of discovery and the excitement of science with future generations of students.
This program blends subject matter preparation and teacher preparation by offering coursework in both areas concurrently and in a connected manner during their undergraduate years. ITEP students will have the same opportunities as other Mathematics degree seekers to participate in research and build critical competencies.
This program follows standards established by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and is an approved Single Subject Matter Waiver Program.
The advantage of the ITEP program is that it offers an accelerated course of study in Mathematics before addressing the skills needed for classroom teaching. Students will complete most classes for the BS in three years. The fourth year is dedicated to the practical requirements of a teaching credential.
ITEP in Mathematics prepares students for a career in teaching by emphasizing hands-on learning and modeling excellent teaching practice. Before entering the fourth year of credential studies, ITEP degree seekers will have already observed a secondary school high school classroom. This experience allows students to consider their vocation before entering the classroom as a student teacher. All students will have the opportunity to engage with a mentor teacher in a classroom setting. Additionally, opportunities exist for students to hone their skills through tutoring roles in the Academic Resource Center.