Subject Matter Preparation Program


This program satisfies state subject matter competency requirements for public school teachers of mathematics. In California, math teachers must be prepared to teach subject matter in the middle and high school curriculum, which includes:

  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Number theory
  • Probability and statistics
  • Calculus
  • History of mathematics

The Mathematics SMPP includes courses that cover all of these subject areas.

The coursework in the UCI Math Major with a Specialization in Mathematics for Education and the UCI Math Major with a Concentration in Mathematics and Secondary Teaching Credential are well aligned with the requirements of this Mathematics SMPP. Interested students who are completing these or other majors should seek advisement from their school's Student Affairs office to successfully plan an undergraduate program of study that includes all of the required SMPP coursework.

Enrollment is required for participation in the Mathematics SMPP (see below).

The following pdf document can be downloaded: 
Mathematics Subject Matter Preparation Program Course Requirements, Updated 3/16/16