Foundational Level Mathematics Education

The Foundational Level Mathematics Education advising track is an interdisciplinary study plan that combines the Liberal Studies core courses with elective courses appropriate for foundational level mathematics education. It is particularly useful for students planning to acquire a single subject teaching credential in Foundational Level Mathematics (FLM). Some students combine a multiple subject teaching credential with a single subject teaching credential in Foundational Mathematics.
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Students following the Thematic Plan for their Liberal Studies major also complete a research project either through the Senior Research Seminar (LBST 482) or independent study on a topic in interdisciplinary foundational mathematics education (499).

For more information contact Professor Jim Hofmann at 657-278-7049 or

Also, the Teacher Recruitment Project (TRP) is funded by the Chancellor's Office of the California State University through lottery monies. Its aim is to increase the number of qualified teachers in mathematics and science.

Required Courses:

Liberal Studies Core Courses (30 units)

Liberal Studies Research Seminar (LBST 482)
or Independent Study in Mathematics Education (499) (3 units)  

Elective Foundational Level Math Courses (18 units)

A Liberal Studies advisor can help you select from a wide range of courses outside the Liberal Studies Department to develop a study plan appropriate for your background and career goals.  A few examples of possible courses:

EDSC 310 The Teaching Experience
EDSC 320 Adolescence and Education
EDSC 330 Developing Literacy in Secondary Schools
MATH 303A Fundamental Concepts of Elementary Mathematics
MATH 303B Fundamental Concepts of Elementary Mathematics
MATH 338 Statistics Applied to Natural Sciences

Use this checklist to plan your courses: Checklist for Thematic Plan RequirementsPDF File