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Introductory Mathematics

Supplementary Authorization in Introductory Mathematics

Supplementary Authorization in Introductory Mathematics

Online Program


12-18 months



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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.

Real People. Real Results.

“I added an Authorization in Math to my credential to be more of an asset for my Academic Success students. It was all online, so it afforded me the luxury to take the time I needed until I was satisfied with the concepts, and mastered the learning. The exposure to the Common Core Standards was invaluable.”

Kate Gentilucci

Victor Valley Union High School USD
Victorville, CA

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 within 24 hours. A (C19) letter is then 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.

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Certificate Courses

Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.

Quarter 1

College Algebra


4 units

Linear Algebra

MATH X409.1

4 units

Quarter 2

Non-Linear Algebra

MATH X409.2

4 units

Fundamental Concepts of Geometry - Part I

MATH X415.1

4 units

Quarter 3

Fundamental Concepts of Geometry - Part II

MATH X415.2

4 units

Developing the Real Number System


4 units

Quarter 4

Developing the Real Number System - Part B


4 units

Instructor Spotlight

“I work hard to stay in tune with my UCR Extension students because I, too, am in the "trenches" teaching math to our secondary students. I enjoy facilitating a community of educators in pursuit of one goal - making mathematics meaningful.”

Gabrielle Ladner_Mejia

Math Teacher
Val Verde Unified School District
Perris, CA

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