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Supplementary Authorization in Introductory Mathematics

Offered by UCR University Extension Professional Studies


Broadening your skill-set to stretch the boundaries of your capabilities shows fortitude and commitment to growth. Like many other professions focused on job preservation, educators are being urged to expand their talents to incorporate additional subject matter competencies into their credentials. Completing this program will enable you to add a Supplementary Authorization in Introductory Mathematics to your existing credential, moving you on your way to a more comprehensive career in teaching and raising your “desirability” factor.

This program is aligned with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requirements to teach departmentalized classes to math grades 9 and below. The Supplementary Authorization in Introductory Mathematics is not No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Compliant. Additional units are needed to meet the Federal Regulation requirements for subject matter competency, with individual district approval.

Designed For

Teachers holding a valid Single Subject, Multiple Subject, Standard Elementary or Standard Secondary Teaching Credential who are interested in teaching Math.

What You'll Learn

  • Content to enhance your understanding for teaching math curriculum
  • Math approaches as they relate to the California Mathematics Framework, content standards and Common Core
  • How to integrate cross-curricular teaching strategies and real-life applications into the classroom

What You Can Do With This Certificate

Teaching positions are available in both private and public schools.

Professional Licensure and Certification

University of California programs for professions that require licensure or certification are intended to prepare the student for California licensure and certification requirements. Admission into programs for professions that require licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the University of California and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time.

The University of California has not determined whether its programs meet other states’ educational or professional requirements for licensure and certification. Students planning to pursue licensure or certification in other states are responsible for determining whether, if they complete a University of California program, they will meet their state’s requirements for licensure or certification. This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).

Earning the Certificate

Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution
  2. One of the following valid California teaching credentials:
    1. Multiple Subject
    2. Single Subject
    3. Standard Elementary
    4. Standard Secondary
    5. Special Secondary

Completion Requirements

CTC Notice

The final decision regarding an applicant's academic eligibility for an Authorization will be determined by CTC staff when the documentation is submitted and the application is evaluated.

  • The candidate may request the assistance of UCR Extension to file the appropriate paperwork with the CTC or the candidate may apply on their own to the CTC.
  • If the candidate would like UCR to assist, please complete the online “Completion Verification” application. Please note, a university $75 "credential filing fee" will apply.
  • Upon verification by Student Services that all requirements have been met, the Credentials Office will mail the required CTC paperwork to the candidate’s home address in 10 business days. Please complete the application and mail back to the Credentials Office with a $100 check or money order made out to “CTC”. At this time, the CTC does not accept online applications.
  • Upon receipt, the Credentials Office will process the paperwork. A (C19) letter is then emailed and mailed to the candidate as verification of completion.
  • CTC can take up to six months (50 business days) to process paper applications. Please review CTC's website to verify issuance. The candidate will not receive a document in the mail as the CTC has gone completely paperless.

UCR Extension only submits recommendations to CTC on behalf of students who have completed all coursework through UCR Extension.

CTC requires 15 upper-division quarter units. If you include lower-division units, CTC will double the unit requirements from 15 to 30 quarter units.

Required Courses

Algebra (4 units)

One course from this content area is required.

Title Enrollment
College Algebra (4 units)
Linear Algebra (4 units)
MATH X409.1
Non-Linear Algebra (4 units)
MATH X409.2

Geometry (4 units)

One course from this content area is required.

Title Enrollment
Fundamental Concepts of Geometry - Part I (4 units)
MATH X415.1
Fundamental Concepts of Geometry - Part II (4 units)
MATH X415.2

Real Number (4 units)

One course from this content area is required.

Title Enrollment
Developing the Real Number System (4 units)
Developing the Real Number System - Part B (4 units)