Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics: Concentration in Teaching Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 46

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (A2) 1 3
MATH 226 Calculus I (Major Core, B4) 2 4
GE Area A 3 3
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
Second Semester
MATH 227 Calculus II (Major Core) 4
GE Area A 3
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
GE Area E 3
Third Semester
Select One (Major Core): 3
Mathematical Computing
Introduction to Computing
Computer Programming
MATH 228 Calculus III (Major Core) 4
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 5 6
Fourth Semester
MATH 301GW Exploration and Proof - GWAR (Major Core) 3
MATH 324 Probability and Statistics with Computing (Major Concentration) 3
Select One: 4
Intermediate Computer Programming (if CSC 101 taken)
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area C 3
Fifth Semester
MATH 310 Elementary Number Theory (Major Concentration) 3
MATH 325 Linear Algebra (Major Core) 4
Select One (Major Concentration): 3
Mathematics in the Middle School Classroom
Math in Middle Schools II
Math in Middle School III
GE Area F ± 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
Sixth Semester
MATH 335 Modern Algebra (Major Core) 3
MATH 350 Geometry (Major Concentration) 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
U.S. and California Government 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 5 3
Seventh Semester
MATH 370 Real Analysis I (Major Core) 3
MATH 475 Capstone Course for Secondary Teachers of Mathematics (Major Concentration) 6 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 5 3
Eighth Semester
MATH 375 Field Study for Secondary Teachers (Major Concentration) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Four 5 10
 Total Units120-122

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.


To determine the best B4 course option, students should complete the online advising activity at Questions? Contact Gator Smart Start.


To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet the SF State Studies (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) requirements within your GE or major.


Consider taking a class with a combined laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.


Complementary Studies

Students in the B.A. Math program will satisfy the Complementary Studies requirement by taking 12 units of courses in the College of Science and Engineering outside of Math.


MATH 475 serves as the capstone course for the major.               


Given catalog rights, fall 2023 transfer students do not need to complete an Area F course.